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Communication in the Early Childhood Education & Afterschool Workplace (COM 1015)

Students develop effective communication and relationship-building skills for use in the early childhood education and afterschool workplace through practical activities and exercises. The course focuses on communication skills with parents, colleagues, supervisors, and children and youth from infant to teens. Emphasis will be placed on active listening, observation, self-reflective responses, and the use of clear language in interpersonal and small group situations.

Infant & Toddler Development (PSY 2020)

This course explores processes of human development from conception through 36 months of age. Emphasis is on the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth of infants and toddlers. Topics include developmental theories and research, assessment tools, inclusion, and design of curriculum for infants and toddlers.

Development of the Young Child: Ages 3 - 8 (PSY 2025)

This course explores processes of human development from 36 months to eight years of age. Emphasis is on the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth of the child. Topics include developmental theories and research, assessment tools, design of inclusive integrated curriculum, and the concept of transition.

Curriculum Development for Early Childhood Education (EDU 2045)

In this course, learners develop an understanding of the philosophical principles, societal expectations, and practical demands of building curriculum for early childhood education. Emphasis is on developing a child-centered, integrated, and developmentally appropriate curriculum for the early years from infancy to age eight. A variety of curricular approaches will be modeled and assessed.

Early Childhood Education & Afterschool Program Management (EDU 2042)

The course is designed to provide an overview of the role and responsibilities of the early childhood and/or afterschool program administrator. Topics will include philosophy and design, personnel and resource management, and legal and financial considerations. Students will develop skills and identify resources to better prepare themselves for meeting the challenges faced by early childhood administrators.

Leadership, Mentoring & Supervision for Early Childhood & Afterschool Practitioners (EDU 2041)

This course focuses on the development of leadership and mentoring by practitioners in early education and afterschool settings. It provides a basic understanding of leadership and group dynamics theory including goal setting, decision making, problem solving, delegation, motivation, and performance evaluation. Students will develop a personal philosophy of leadership and become familiar with strategies for mentoring early childhood and afterschool professionals.

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