ECE104M : Foundations of Early Childhood Education

This course takes an in-depth look at the 6 guidelines of Developmentally Appropriate Practice, as described by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), with a strong emphasis on play as the foundation of learning. The course also provides an overview of the field of Early Childhood Education, including the history of child care and current/ future trends in the field. Students will be introduced to the NH Early Learning Standards, the Pyramid Model, and the NH Child Care QRIS system. Observation of two different early learning programs is required. Prerequisites: None