ECH123 Curricular Methods I and Assessment (3-0-3)
This course focuses on curriculum development and assessment in early childhood education for children from birth to second grade. It introduces students to the important frameworks for planning, implementing, and evaluating curricula as they impact child development and the various content areas. This course emphasizes in-depth studies of developmentally appropriate curriculum models for the methods and strategies that inform the development of meaningful and relevant curriculum. It also apples assessment-driven learning, environment, and curriculum development. Students spend a minimum of ten observation hours in the laboratory preschool.