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Course Name: Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs
Course Number: CHLD 5
Course Objectives:
  • Students completing CHLD 5 - Principles/Practices in Child Development Programs will be able to examine a variety of guidance and interaction strategies to increase children's social development as it relates to their competence in building relationships within a classroom setting. a. promote respectful adult-to-child interactions and relationships b. promote sincere teacher-to-child communiques c. promote best practices in peer-to-peer relationships
  • CHLD 5 - Apply observational skills
  • Students completing CHLD 5 will be able to identify children's developmental needs and processes and describe adaptations to curriculum and environmental design to support children's learning in all domains, including physical, social, emotional, language, and cognitive development.
  • Students completing CHLD 5 will be able to investigate various foundations and theories in the field of early childhood education as a basis for forming a personal philosophy of teaching and developing professional goals
  • Students completing CHLD 5 will be able to identify components of a play-based curriculum
  • Students completing CHLD 5 will be able to apply observational skills and describe the relationship of observation, planning, implementation, and assessment in effective programming.
  • Students completing CHLD 5 will be able to differentiate between program types (curriculum, environments, ethical standard, policies, etc.), quality standards, and licensing and regulation structures in early childhood settings.
  • Describe and analyze the characteristics of effective collaborative relationships and interactions between early childhood professionals, children, and families to support children's development
  • Identify historical context, learning theories, philosophies, and professional pathways in early childhood education, including ethical conduct and professional standards.
  • Identify effective teacher characteristics and roles in early childhood programs, including planning, implementing, evaluating activities and environments, and collaborating with others.