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ECE 1101 Introductory Child Development

Theories and principles of child development. Promoting positive growth from prenatal through age eight. Impact of the environment including the family, educational experiences, peer relationships, community and culture on each child’s development.

Prerequisites: NONE

Course Outcomes
  • Identify theories including Psychoanalytic, Behaviorist, Piagetian, Vygotskian and Information Processing Models on the characteristics and needs of each child birth through age 8, including domains of development, play, activity, learning process and motivation. Recognize domains are interrelated and provide examples of interrelationships.
  • Demonstrate understanding of multiple influences on development including diverse cultural, economic, and linguistic contexts, ecological contexts, each child's health status and disabilities, individual developmental variations, learning styles and opportunites to play and learn.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the influence of early intervention programs on each child's outcomes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and value of the central role of relationships and efficacy in the promotion of learning for each child.
  • Describe sequences, stages and milestones of each child's growth and development and recognize variations of typical and atypical developmental characteristics from prenatal through age 8.
  • Describe the essentials of developmental research and the principles used as a basis for creating effective learning environments.
  • Identify elements of preliminary early childhood learning environments and opportunites to learn that are healthy, respectful and supportive for each child.
Credit Hours: 3
  • Classroom: 3 hours
  • Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
  • Department: Education
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: No
Available Sections
Blended Learning
Centerville Campus
Faculty: Grisez
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled day(s) and time(s) with online content. Check the schedule to confirm days and times your class will meet in-person. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Restrictions: Department Permission Required
Open Seats: 2
Meets: W from 9:30AM to 10:45AM
Section: CY1
Open Seats: 2
Meets: W from
9:30AM to 10:45AM
Section: CY1