2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Sep 27, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog
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EDU 202 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education

Course unit(s): 1
Prerequisite(s): Provisional admission to the program.
This course presents the history, philosophy, and theory of early childhood education and surveys major models and programs that educate young children, including Bank Street (traditional nursery), Montessori (child-centered), and DISTAR (direct instruction) among others.  It focuses on the role of the teacher in designing, organizing, and implementing educational programs for children in preschools, kindergartens, and early elementary grades as informed by the recommendation of professional organizations such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  Fieldwork is required.



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