This course provides an overview of the history and philosophy of the different types of early childhood care centers and educational settings including past, present, and future programs for young children and their families. The overview will include the basic values, structure, organization and programming in early childhood settings. This course reviews the role of the early childhood professional in assessing and planning developmentally appropriate practices to serve young children. Knowledge is also gained in regard to current trends and important influences impacting program quality. Guidance and observational skills will be fostered through direct observations in field experiences.
Shawnee Community College: 8364 Shawnee College Road Ullin, IL 62992 Phone: 6186343200