CHLD 5 Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs
3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, C-ID #: ECE 120)
Examine historical context, philosophies, and theoretical framework in early childhood education, including ethical conduct, career pathways, professional standards, and advocacy. Explore culturally relevant practice and developmentally appropriate curriculum when planning learning environments for diverse learners from birth through age 8. Assesses best practices related to child observations, teaching strategies, and state regulations. Evaluate the key role of relationships and adult-child interactions in supporting children's physical, social, emotional, language, and cognitive development. TB clearance and 4-6 hours observation required.