Examines the theories and principles of developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood preschool programs and environments. Explores age appropriate programming which promotes physical, cognitive, language, literacy, and creative development in preschool-age early education and care settings. Emphasis is on active involvement of children in concrete experiences. Environments, equipment, routines, and child guidance techniques developmentally appropriate for children ages 3 - 5 are discussed.
Students seeking the Preschool Child Development Associate (CDA) Certification may use this course as a part of the required 120 in class clock hours of instruction.