EDT 272E Introductory Child Development: PreBirth through Age 8 (3)

Knowledge of early childhood development to facilitate optimal growth and learning in young children. Emphasis is on all domains and universal characteristics and needs of children and recognition of the unique and highly individualized characteristics and needs of each child within complex social, linguistic and cultural contexts. From current theory and research, advocacy of developmentally appropriate practices and strengthened family interactions. Focuses on NAEYC, standards, and diversity.

Prerequisite: admission to ECE Program. Concurrent courses: EDT 315E and 246E. Part of ECE Block #1.

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