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ECE 204 - Exceptional Child in Early Childhood Programs

This course is an overview of children with exceptional cognitive, physical, social and emotional characteristics; analysis of developmental and educational needs imposed by exceptionality; identification, interventional strategies, methods, and programs designed to meet their needs . Course examines the characteristics and impact of a range of disabilities on young children and their development, with consideration for group care and educational environments, including schools, center-based child development programs, and family child care homes . Practical issues addressed include adapting classroom environments and activities . Considerations for diversity of culture, language, race, socio-economic status, gender, ethnicity, and ability will be included . Study of applicable federal and state laws and requirements; Individuals with Disabilities Act, Individualized Family Service Plan, Individualized Education Plan, and Inclusive programs . Identifies legal and best practice guidelines for programs, as well as guidance for working with parents .
Highland Community College: 2998 West Pearl City Road Freeport, IL 61032 Phone: 8152356121