2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
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2014-2015 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED 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.

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. [REASON]
  2. Use a variety of resources, including Washington State Guidelines, program standards, and NAEYC Developmentally Appropriate Practice principles to plan curriculum. [REASON]
  3. Create curriculum which supports children’s language and communication, cognitive, social and emotional, fine and gross motor, and creative development. [COMMUNICATE]
  4. Plan developmentally appropriate activities and schedules which promote child growth and learning. [REASON]
  5. Observe, document, and assess individuals and group needs, interests and skills for the purpose of curriculum planning and ongoing modification of plans. [REASON]
  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. [REASON]
  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. [ACT]

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