2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) 
    
    Aug 02, 2021  
2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDUC 6681 - Early Childhood Education: Past, Present, and Future


(3 sem. cr.) In this course, education professionals examine the historical and philosophical foundations of early childhood care and education while exploring a variety of early childhood programs, from child care centers to preschools and primary-grade classrooms. Through this exploration, education professionals acquire a range of professional insights and opportunities regarding effective practice. They use this course to continue the development of a reasoned, coherent philosophy of education as a basis for ethical and professional practice and decision making in diverse settings. They consider the importance in establishing developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive learning environments and maintaining effective partnerships with families. Education professionals also have the opportunity to review early childhood learning and developmental theory as well as the knowledge needed to support and enhance the development and learning of all children from birth through grade 3.



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