EDU 31700 Introduction to Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education

This course includes a study of basic early childhood environmental principles, which are designed to meet the needs of the developing child. Cognitive, physical, social, emotional, and creative development are investigated and observed in the early childhood setting. Curriculum and materials appropriate for early education are emphasized, as well as planning and executing activities for the young child. Growth, development, and special needs of preschool children with disabilities are discussed, including developmentally appropriate practices, assessment, material, and curriculum adaptation necessary when working with this population. A 30-hour practicum is embedded in this course and includes 15 hours in an infant/toddler classroom and 15 hours in a preschool to third grade classroom.




EDU 20200; EDU 21501; EDU 34100.