EARL106 Early Childhood Development & Learning

This course provides an introduction to child development theories and milestones from prenatal to age 9 in the context of cultural and developmental variations. Students learn inclusive teaching skills and strategies including English Language Learners (ELL). Students identify the value of developing respectful, reciprocal relationships with families and community partners to support learning. Students are introduced to Art as a Way of Learning® (AWL) as a curriculum framework. Professional expectations and the NAEYC Code of Ethics are also explored. Requires 6-hours of field experience observations outside of class. Also available through Online Learning. The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires that all students participating in field experiences must provide the documentation listed below. 1. FBI Federal Criminal History Record (Act 114); 2. PA State Police Criminal Record Check (Act 34); 3. PA Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151); 4.Mandated and Permissive Reporting in PA Online Training (Act 31); 5. Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form (Act 24); 6. Health Assessment with TB (Mantoux) test; 7. 2 Letters of Reference.


3 credits

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