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    Mar 31, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ECE 101 - Child Growth and Development

Number of Credits: 3
Child Growth and Development examines the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth of young children from prenatal development through middle childhood. It reviews prominent theories of development and topics such as health, nutrition, play and the family. This course meets the Maryland State Department of Education Child Development requirement for an initial certificate in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education. This course is also forty-five hours of the Ninety Hour Child Care Certificate for Senior Staff. ECE 104  is required to complete the Ninety Hour Child Care Certificate. (Fall & Spring Only) Three hours lecture. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

Pre-requisite(s): eligibility for ENGL 101 . ECE-101 and ECE 104  may be taken concurrently
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Explain the developmental appropriateness of programs for young children.(GE 1, 2 PG 1)
  2. Identify developmental milestones within the prenatal period, period of infancy and toddlerhood, early childhood years and school-age years. (GE 1 PG 1)
  3. Discuss the cognitive, emotional, psychosocial, and physical development of children. (GE 1, 2 PG 1)
  4. Discuss language development, moral development, and personality development of young children. (GE 1, 2 PG 1)
  5. Discuss the role of the family, school, and community in relation to development. (GE 1, 2, 6 PG 1, 2)
  6. Explain the influence of developmental patterns upon childcare programming. (GE 1, 2 PG 1, 3)
  7. Identify the principles and components of behavioral, cognitive, and constructivist learning theories. (GE 1, 2 PG 1, 2)
  8. Identify sociological and societal influences upon development, including divorce, racism, and sexism. (GE 1, 2, 6 PG 1, 2)
  9. Identify the major research methods and assessment techniques used to study children. (GE 1, 2, 4 PG 2)
  10. Discuss current research findings related to early childhood education.(GE 1, 2, 3, 4 PG 1, 2, 3)

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