EARL244 Early Childhood Profession

Students use evidence based knowledge to learn about their role as professionals to become informed advocates for all children, their families, and for sound educational practices and policies. Historical perspectives of the early childhood profession and how they influence current trends and curriculum models are analyzed. NAEYC, CEC, and DEC Codes of Ethics are used to examine ethical dilemmas including those related to cultural, linguistic, and ability diversity. Professional competencies related to legal responsibilities, teaching models, and professional resources for Dual Language Learners (DLL) are explored. Child Abuse Registry, Criminal Background Check, and FBI clearances are required. Also available through Online Learning. Prereq. - EARL106 and EARL217.


3 credits


EARL106 and EARL217

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