ECED 410 Engaging Interactions and Environments Providing a Solid Foundation for Young Children's Development

ECED 410 Engaging Interactions and Environments Providing a Solid Foundation for Young Children’s Development

This course is designed to increase participants’ knowledge about the importance of high quality early childhood education and the specific types of environments and interactions that support the development of social- emotional, cognitive, and early academic skills. Students will engage in practice-based coaching experiences that enable them to explore multiple ways to design well-organized, materials-rich environments and to implement warm, responsive, and instructionally supportive interactions with children. Course content is aligned with NAEYC Standards 1, 4 and 7 as well as the following CA Early Childhood Educator Competencies: Child Development and Learning; Relationships, Interactions & Guidance; and Learning Environments & Curriculum. 3 credits.