Apr 20, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

EDU 153 - Planning Programs And Environments For Children


Course Description: An exploration of the theory and methods of designing, implementing and maintaining balanced age-appropriate comprehensive programs in various early childhood educational settings. Attention is given to the needs of children both individually and in groups, to specific cognitive and affective curriculum areas and curriculum models, communication and involvement with families, staff, and community as well as the physical learning environment and the importance of play. Completion of a pre-practicum/service-learning placement of 22 hours in an early child center or school is a requirement of this course.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of PSY 122.
Note(s): In order for a student to be eligible to participate in an academic, community or clinical program that involves potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, the elderly, or other vulnerable populations, the student may be required to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and/or a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI)

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Write your personal Philosophy of Education by applying the ECE REACH Conceptual Framework as the foundation for your five-page paper.  (NAEYC Key Assessment)
  • Design and Present an Age Appropriate Center, using EEC Regulations as the basis for your five-page paper to justify developmentally appropriate materials and supplies used in your room design and discuss the cost of some of the materials and supplies used to equip the center.
  • Write a DAP lesson plan to teaching children about diversity and respecting others using the EEC Social and Emotional Learning and Approaches to Play Standards.

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