ECE 291 - Current Issues and Trends in Early Care and Education

Course Description

This course will examine the current issues and trends in early childhood education. Through the use of discussions, debates and disagreement, current issues will be identified and a generation of solutions will be formulated. The design of this course is such that the early childhood educator will become a reflective decision maker.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Identify factors that lead to effective leadership.
Be able to evaluate role of government in early care and education.
Learn to advocate for young children.
Analyze the role of business in early care and education.
Develop strategies for promoting professional development.
Develop and maintaining standards of quality improvement.
Evaluate the quality of early care and education environments.
Analyze the role of families.
Identify supports for special needs children and families.

Prerequisites: AAS or AS in ECE or related field OR completed 45 hours towards an AAS degree.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3