Early Childhood Education Practicum

Early Childhood Education Practicum is an in-depth field study of the practical, daily operation of early childhood education programs, including program organization, physical setting, adult/child interaction, and curriculum instruction. It […]

Promoting Cognitive and Executive Functioning Skills

Promoting Cognitive and Executive Functioning Skills focuses on curriculum construction so that children develop cognitive skills, those related to exploration, numeracy, science, executive function, and social studies. It offers instruction […]

Understanding Young Children with Special Needs

Understanding Young Children with Special Needs introduces various categories of disabilities, along with legal and historical foundations for special-education services. It instructs students on ways to design and access educational […]

Sociology of Children and Families

Sociology of Children and Families provides an overview of adverse childhood experiences (ACES) and the impact of ACES on the physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development of young children. Students learn […]

Introduction to Early Intervention

Introduction to Early Intervention provides an overview of early intervention from the historical, legal, and current best-practices perspectives. It also introduces ways to care for infants and toddlers who are […]

Promoting Language and Literacy

Promoting Language and Literacy focuses on curriculum construction for language-acquisition skills, such as reading comprehension, pre-writing, and emergent literacy. It offers instruction on how to guide children in their development […]

Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Curriculum

Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Curriculum provides theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to create an infant/toddler (birth to 3 years) curriculum in a nurturing environment. In accordance with the National […]

Positive Guidance Techniques

Positive Guidance Techniques emphasizes techniques that prepare young children to become competent, confident, and cooperative. Students observe, explore, and share developmentally appropriate methods of guiding children and learn effective strategies […]

Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child

Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child covers the fundamental issues and policies of health, safety, and nutrition in early childhood settings as they relate to cultural norms. The […]

Child Growth and Development

Child Growth and Development introduces students to the notion of the child (newborn to age 8) as a learner and family member with needs to explore, communicate, and develop physical, […]