National University




ECE201 The Growing Child: Zero to 8

Lead Faculty: Dr. Valerie K. Amber

Course Description

Overview of major and theoretical frameworks and perspectives. Focus on gender and cultural impact on biological, physical, cognitive, social, moral, emotional and behavioral aspects of development for effective educational practices.

Learning Outcomes

  • Summarize the major biological, physical, cognitive, social, moral, emotional and behavioral milestones of early childhood.
  • Demonstrate, both in writing and discussion, the impact of culture on healthy early childhood development.
  • Demonstrate, both in writing and discussion, an understanding of gender on healthy early childhood development.
  • Demonstrate, both in writing and discussion, the use of appropriate materials and plan educational activities to foster healthy child development.
  • Synthesize, both in writing and discussion, current issues in early childhood education and their implications for educational practice.
  • Demonstrate undergraduate-level written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate undergraduate-level application of analytical and critical thinking skills.