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ECE-101 CCO

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ECE-101 - Introduction to Early Childhood

3 credits
This course will provide students with a thorough overview of the field of early childhood education. Students will be introduced to the history, philosophy, and theoretical frameworks that have shaped the field from its inception until today. This course will provide students with an enduring understanding of developmentally appropriate practice, as well as foster students’ understanding of positive classroom environment and effective child observation. Grounded in the Massachusetts Early Education and Care Standards, ECE-101 will explore best teaching practices, multicultural perspectives, curriculum development, and social-emotional development, among other themes. Trends in early childhood education will also be covered. This course requires 10 hours of observation in an EEC Licensed Early Childhood environment.

Prerequisite(s): ENG-094  or placement at a higher level on the reading placement test.

Course previously known as: CHLD-100



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