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CHD 120 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education
Introduces early childhood development through activities and experiences in early childhood, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and primary programs. Investigates classroom organization and procedures, and use of classroom time and materials, approaches to education for young children, professionalism, and curricular procedures.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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CHD 145 - Teaching Art, Music, and Movement to Children
Focuses on children's exploration, play, and creative expression in the areas of art, music, and movement. Emphasis will be on developing strategies for using various open-ended media representing a range of approaches in creative thinking. Addresses strategies for intervention and support for exceptional children and English Language Learners.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
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CHD 164 - Working with Infants and Toddlers in Inclusive Settings
Examines developmental and behavioral principles and practices and how these provide the most developmentally suitable curriculum and learning environment for very young children. Includes working with very young children with typical development, as well as those who are gifted, or have developmental delays or disabilities.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CHD 165 - Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings
Focuses on observation as the primary method for gathering information about children in early childhood settings. Emphasizes development of skills in the implementation of a range of observation techniques. Includes 40 hours of field placement in early learning setting.
Seminar 2 hours. Field placement 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
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CHD 166 - Infant and Toddler Programs
Examines child growth and development from birth to 36 months. Focuses on development in the physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and language domains. Emphasizes the importance of the environment and relationships for healthy brain development during the child's first three years of life. Investigates regulatory standards for infant/toddler care giving.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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CHD 167 - CDA Theories and Applications: Resource File
Supports the student/CDA candidate in completing the Professional Resource File and all documentation required for the national CDA credential.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 Contact Hours.
This course is designed for students pursuing the CDA (Child Development Associate) credential.
3 credits
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CHD 205 - Guiding the Behavior of Children
Explores the role of the early childhood educator in supporting emotional and social development of children, and in fostering a sense of community. Presents practical strategies for encouraging prosocial behavior, conflict resolution and problem solving. Emphasizes basic skills and techniques in child guidance.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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CHD 210 - Introduction to Exceptional Children
Reviews the history of and legal requirements for providing intervention and educational services for young children with special needs. Studies the characteristics of children with a diverse array of needs and developmental abilities. Explores concepts of early intervention, inclusion, guiding behavior and adapting environments to meet children's needs.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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