ECE 2000 Learning through Play and Creative Expression in the Early Grades
Addresses the knowledge and skills that are essential for creating and implementing curricula appropriate for young children. The course places emphasis on high-quality, meaningful, and developmentally appropriate learning environments (emotional, social intellectual, and physical), play and creative expression, schedules, and activities by integrating play with drama, art and music for students Pre-K through 3rd grade. Defined are the stages of development in children's creative abilities. Course includes a 12 hour field experience in a licensed child development center (infants - four year olds) and twelve hours of field experience in grades K-3 (3 hours per grade level).