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HUMS125 - Intro to Early Childhood Education
Cross-listed as ECHD 125. This course focuses on the functioning of the total child, stressing the importance of early childhood education in a diverse society. Emphasis is placed upon the need to understand child growth and development, developmentally appropriate practices, positive guidance, and the importance of working with families. The students use observational worksheets in natural settings. Educational philosophy, legislation, public policy concerning the young child, and an overview of child care services are also discussed. The NYS (New York State) Common Core standards will be discussed. Students will be required to spend 20 hours of observation and participation in an early childhood setting throughout the semester. Prerequisites: Prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099 and RDNG 099 if required by placement testing. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.) Fall and spring semesters.

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