Catalog 2017-2018 
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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECED& 160 Curriculum Development

5 credits
This course is an investigation of learning theory and its relationship to curriculum development for young children. Students will focus on methods for planning and evaluating developmentally appropriate curriculum to facilitate development based on the needs and interest of children.

Quarters Offered: Winter

Global Outcomes:
This course teaches to the global outcome of Information Literacy.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Explain major early childhood curriculum theories and current trends such as theme based, emergent, inquiry based, integrated and project approach
  • Use a variety of resources, including WA State Guidelines, program standards and NAEYC Developmentally Appropriate Practice principles to plan curriculum
  • Create curriculum which supports children’s language/communication, cognitive, social/emotional, fine/gross motor and cognitive development
  • Plan developmentally appropriate activities and schedules which promote child growth and learning
  • Observe, document and assess individual and group needs, interest and skills for the purpose of curriculum planning and on-going modification of plans

Total Hours: 50 Lecture Hours: 50