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Working with Diverse Families and ChildrenThe student will examine how to work with many types of families. The student will investigate the importance of the family/school partnership, study methods of effectively communicating with families, and identify community organizations and networks that support families. Various classroom strategies will be explored emphasizing culturally and linguistically appropriate anti-bias approaches supporting all children in becoming competent members of a diverse society.3CDEV1105 and CDEV1160CDEV2075View
Organizational Leadership and ManagementThe student will discuss personal and professional reasons for becoming a teacher, ways to advocate in this profession and develop a plan for continuous education and professional development. Students will improve skills in working with others by learning strategies for team building, coping with stress, and problem-solving. Students will study professional ethics.2CDEV1105 and ENGL2121CDEV2015View
Practicum IStudents demonstrate early childhood teaching competencies under guided supervision making connections between theory and practice and demonstrating professional behavior. Students develop, implement, and assess curriculum that promote positive development and learning.3CDEV1125, CDEV1160 and Instructor approvalCDEV1725View
Language and LiteracyStudents will integrate knowledge of children's language and literacy development, learning environments and teaching strategies to select, plan, present, and evaluate literature experiences to children of different abilities and diverse backgrounds. For this course students should be working with children or have consistent access to a group of children.3CDEV1130CDEV2150View
Curriculum PlanningThe student will gain an advanced understanding of curriculum planning. Emphasis is on organizing and evaluating developmentally appropriate curricula.3CDEV1130 and CDEV1160CDEV1550View
Multicultural Learning ExperiencesThe student will examine multicultural and anti-bias learning experiences for children. Students will integrate knowledge of child development, environments and teaching methods to promote and enhance multiculturalism and respect for all in a classroom or setting. 2CDEV1130 and CDEV2075CDEV2300View
Guiding Children's BehaviorThe student will examine positive strategies to guide children's behavior. The student will examine ways to establish supportive relationships with children guiding them in order to enhance learning, development, and well-being. Students must have consistent access to a toddler through school age child for the final project.3CDEV1160CDEV1125View
Children with Differing AbilitiesThe student will examine a child with differing abilities in an early childhood or school setting. Students will integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives, provide inclusive programs for young children, and apply legal and ethical requirements including Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Students will differentiate between typical and exceptional development, analyze the differing abilities of children with physical, cognitive, health/medical, communication, and/or behavioral/emotional disorders, and work collaboratively with community and professional resources. Students will utilize an individual education plan, adapt curriculum to meet the needs of children with developmental differences, and cultivate partnerships with families who have children with developmental differences. 3CDEV1160CDEV2000View
Infant/Toddler Development and LearningThe student will examine infant and toddler development as it applies to an infant or toddler setting. Students will integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives and examine research-based curriculum models. They will analyze development and examine culturally and developmentally appropriate environments for infants and toddlers. For this course students should either be currently working with infants or toddlers or have consistent access to a group of infants or toddlers.3CDEV1160 and CDEV1500CDEV2125View
Preschool Development and LearningThe student will study caregiving methods for preschool children in either home or center-based settings. Activities and materials that nurture children`s development will be explored. The student will describe characteristics of a developmentally appropriate program as well as plan preschool curriculum. For this course students should either be currently working with children or have consistent access to a group of preschool children.2CDEV1160 and CDEV1500CDEV2230View