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CHLD 105: Early Childhood Curriculum Development

The principles involved in planning, implementing and evaluating developmentally appropriate, evidence-based curriculum for young children are studied. The course focuses on relationships among developmental theory, philosophy, practice, and development of curriculum based on the needs and interests of young children including those who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse. The analysis of a wide range of early childhood curriculum models is emphasized. Six field experiences are required for this class.

CHLD 105 Syllabus** (PDF format, 214 KB, 7 pages)

Activities

Handouts

Various resources used within the course or assigned activities

Content Questions** (PDF format, 158 KB, 6 pages)

Compilation of questions pertaining to textbook and additional course readings. Questions are arranged sequentially by textbook chapter.

Discussion Questions** (PDF format, 140 KB, 4 pages)

Potential topics for discussion in an online discussion board or during classroom instruction.

Readings and Resources** (PDF format, 232 KB, 5 pages)

Current, evidence-based resources aligned with OSEP-mandated objectives based on knowledge, skills, and dispositions early childhood practitioners need to acquire to support the learning and development of children and families within inclusive settings.

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