This course examines the cognitive, physical, social and emotional development of the young child from conception through the early childhood period. Students will integrate and apply the major concepts and theories of child development to the early childhood classroom. Students will also have the opportunity to observe the principles of child development by conducting field observations for each age group studied. ( 10 hours of outside field observations either in the home or school will be required.
Students will need to have federal and state background clearances for observing children in a school setting)
This course is a prerequisite for the ECE courses that follow. To meet this prerequisite, the student must earn a C or better. A final grade of D or lower will require retaking this course.
College Academic Learning Goal Designation: Information Technology (TC) when taken with ECE 111, ECE 112, ECE 121, ECE 140 and ECE 201