EDU 221 Introduction to Early Childhood Education

The course examines early childhood care and education with particular emphasis on center-based settings for children Birth-5 years. Topics include theories of child development that inform best practices, characteristics of quality care and education ("educare"), developmentally appropriate curriculum (with an emphasis on how children learn through play in well-prepared environments), appropriate assessment for young children (with an emphasis on observation), and strategies to build strong family partnerships.



Cross Listed Courses

EDU 222


(EDU 105 and EDU 106) and (EDU 220 or EDU 225)


Every year