Children: Prenatal Through Middle Childhood

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.

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Sanford College of Education

“Our goal is to deliver high quality educator preparation programs that feature social-emotional learning and evolve inspiring professionals who have positive impact in PK-12 school settings.”
Sanford College of Education
Osvaldo A.
Class of 2019