EARL218 Science in Early Childhood

Students learn the development of children's scientific thinking within the context of cultural, linguistic, and ability diversity. They learn that science is the study of the physical and natural world through observation and experimentation within the Art as a Way of Learning (AWL) framework. Students create and implement standards-based science learning experiences and environments using evidence based practice emphasizing Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Students assess children's learning and build reciprocal partnerships with families and professionals; they use community resources to support children's scientific thinking. Course requires 20 hours of (2 hrs/wk) field experiences (labs) in programs serving children Pre-K to Grade 4. Early childhood programs must be a license family, group, center, Head Start, faith-based, pre-k or nursery school setting. Additional course fees: $13.00. Child Abuse Registry, Criminal Background Check, and FBI clearances are required. Also available through Online Learning. Video/DVD documentation of student teaching required (online students). Prereq.- EARL106 and EARL107.


3 credits


EARL106 and EARL107

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