ECED 172 Learning Environments & Social Relationships • 5 Cr.
Presents materials, methods, and professional practices of the early childhood curriculum. Includes the planning and preparation of the learning environment, the selection of appropriate equipment and materials, and the teachers and learners' role in the learning process. Also addresses positive child guidance. Includes active participation in an early childhood setting.
Fee: $20.50 materials and $23.50 liability paid once per year. Six clinical hours per week.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate the planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate practices through working in an early childhood classroom under supervision six to seven hours per week
- Demonstrate understanding of how to arrange the environment to foster learning and development of young children
- Display knowledge of criteria for selecting outdoor and indoor equipment and materials appropriate for this age
- Explain and apply the concepts needed to plan developmentally appropriate learning experiences to foster development across the developmental domain
- Understand use direct and indirect positive guidance techniques to guide the behavior of young children
- Conduct objective observations of children and discuss developmentally appropriate interpretations of their behaviors
- Explain the value of play and the adult’s role in fostering positive play behaviors
- Communicate effectively with young children including the use of active listening and open-ended questions
- Name and describe the facets of developmentally appropriate practices and assess their lab placement for appropriate equipment and material use to meet those practices and the children’s developmental needs
- Demonstrate sensitivity in working with participating teacher, children, and families