2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
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ECED& 160 - Curriculum Development

5.0 Credits
Investigate learning theory, program planning, and tools for curriculum development promoting language, fine and gross motor, social-emotional, cognitive and creative skills and growth in young children, age birth to eight years. S/U grade option. Prerequisite

Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain major early childhood curriculum theories and current trends, such as, theme-based, emergent, inquiry-based, integrated and project approach.
  2. Use a variety of resources, including Washington State Guidelines, program standards, and NAEYC Developmentally Appropriate Practice principles to plan curriculum.
  3. Create curriculum which supports children’s language and communication, cognitive, social and emotional, fine and gross motor, and creative development.
  4. Plan developmentally appropriate activities and schedules which promote child growth and learning.
  5. Observe, document, and assess individuals and group needs, interests and skills for the purpose of curriculum planning and ongoing modification of plans.
  6. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to plan a classroom environment, learning centers and curriculum, from a developmental and child-centered approach that will reflect children’s interests, current capabilities, emerging abilities, families and cultures.
  7. Provide evidence of an increased awareness of how the role of child development specialist supports curriculum development, teaching strategies, individualization and inclusion of differing abilities and cultures in the classroom.

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