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    Jun 14, 2024  
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ECED& 170 - Environments for Young Children



3.0 Credits
Design, evaluate, and improve indoor and outdoor environments which ensure quality learning, nurturing experiences, and optimize the development of young children. S/U grade option.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Design healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments for children.
  2. Identify strategies to achieve compliance with Washington Administrative Code for licensed child care and/or other state/federal regulations pertinent to early learning environments.
  3. Create environments that promote growth in all developmental domains and disciplines.
  4. Develop environmental strategies for guiding children’s behavior helping them develop pro-social skills and the ability to self-regulate.
  5. Establish environments that promote the cultural diversity of children, families, and their communities.
  6. Evaluate the quality and effectiveness of early learning environments serving differing age groups, infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age.
  7. Define the teacher’s role and strategies as a developmental specialist that evaluates the environment to reflect individualized child-directed active learning, effective learning centers, and the classroom community as a whole.



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