Presentation 1 Description:
Early Childhood Programs (Hybrid)
An introduction to early education and care for young children. Included are the history and philosophies that influence programs for young children today. Philosophies and programs studied include: Piaget, Erickson, Vygotsky, Gardner, Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Inclusion, Center-Based Child Care, Montessori, and Reggio Emilia. A 20-hour field study in an inclusive setting for young children will be required.
Presentation 2 Description:
Early Childhood Growth & Development (Online)
Professor Kotelnicki’s ECE-101 course is rigorous, well-organized, and encourages active participation. Weekly learning outcomes and the use of “entrance” and “exit” tickets allow students the opportunity to continually reflect on their learning process, and detailed rubrics clearly communicate expectations. According to the student who nominated this course, “…the assignments encouraged individual reflection, required examination of my beliefs as an educator, tested my understanding of the materials, and brought into my awareness how all of this relates to my work with children.”