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CC 202 - Early Childhood Education II

Credit Hours: 3

Using NAEYC’s principles of developmentally appropriate practice, students will examine development from conception through age 8 and the importance of the relationship between development and caring for young children, including children with special needs. Special attention will be given to developmentally appropriate guidance techniques at each stage. Students will also have the opportunity to examine and visit a variety of high quality early childhood programs within the community.   Concepts introduced in CC 200 will be explored further:  environments for children, Jenna Bilmes’ 6 Life Skills, NAEYC Code of Ethics, Developmentally Appropriate Practice, and a variety of current early childhood topics that students research and present.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • understand the underlying concepts of early childhood;
  • become familiar with the principles of NAEYC’s developmentally appropriate practice and Code of Ethics and the NYS Core Body of Knowledge competency areas;
  • understand prenatal development and child development from conception through age 8;
  • become familiar with children who have special needs;
  • understand how to match appropriate guidance techniques to a child’s age and stage of development;
  • become familiar with appropriate environments for young children;
  • become familiar with specific early childhood programs (eg. Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio Emilia) within the community;
  • increase understanding of the theorists perspectives on early childhood development and their impact on current early childhood practices;
  • begin to form a personal philosophy of early childhood education; and
  • understand and demonstrate how to research a current issue in early childhood.

Prerequisites: CC 200
Concurrent Registration: CC 203
F/S (C)