• Program: Child Development Careers
  • Course: Learning Environment and Curriculum
  • Course #: CDEV1130
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

The student will gain knowledge and skills related to providing age appropriate curriculum and learning environments for young children. The student will examine the role of the teacher in providing learning experiences to meet each child's needs, capabilities, and interests, and ways to implement the principles of developmentally appropriate practices. The student will practice language and literacy, social, emotional and sensory learning, art and creativity, and math and science activities. For this course students should either be working with children or have consistent access to a group of children.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Examine characteristics of a play based environment
Arrange an environment that meets licensing requirements
Develop a plan for transitions
Choose appropriate materials to promote children's interests and development
Categorize developmentally appropriate creative curriculum
Categorize developmentally appropriate motor curriculum
Categorize developmentally appropriate cognitive curriculum
Categorize developmentally appropriate literacy curriculum
Examine teacher's role in play
Examine Minnesota Early Learning Standards
Discuss ways of including all learners
Develop strategies for the integration of technology into the curriculum

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 4
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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