Dec 15, 2019  
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

BKE 2321 - Foundations of Early Childhood

Credits: 3 hrs
This seminar provides the foundations to understanding the early childhood profession, including its history, foundation philosophies, and current issues- among them, developmentally appropriate curricula and environment. The course addresses the professional characteristics and ethics of early childhood teachers, early childhood professional organization policies and emphases, and current and future trends in early childhood and early childhood special education. An early field experience is required. Students spend 20 hours observing typical and atypical birth through kindergarten children and the settings in which care is provided for them.
Note(s): SLO: Critical Thinking.
Pre-requisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education Program.
Grade: C or better.