ECE 140 - Curriculum Development Program Planning and Instruction in Early Childhood Education
This course will prepare the student to develop an integrated curriculum for preschool, kindergarten and primary age children based on the structure of the academic content areas and the early learning standards. This course will also explore the relationship between curriculum and assessment in providing high quality learning experiences and differentiating instruction.
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Develop effective and appropriate curriculum that creates a secure base from which young children can explore and tackle challenging problems.
Develop and implement meaningful, challenging curriculum that supports young children’s ability and motivation to solve problems and think well.
Develop curriculum that includes both planned and spontaneous experiences that are meaningful and challenging for all children that lead to positive learning outcomes and develop positive dispositions towards learning within each content area.
Evaluate the principal theories that influence current curriculum in early childhood education.
Detail the basic problem with implementation of an early childhood curriculum.
Develop curriculum that is culturally and linguistically responsive and addresses the needs of diverse learners.
Integrate observation and assessment in curriculum planning.
Research, analyze and synthesize information on Developmentally Appropriate Assessment and prepare a presentation using technology for key stakeholders.
Integrate curriculum across content areas.
Identify the goals, benefits, and uses of assessment
Utilize developmentally appropriate assessment strategies to promote positive outcomes for each child.
Lecture Hours: 3
Course Prerequisites: Prereq: ECE 130 with a C or better