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EARLY CHILDHOOD

All courses are ON-LINE  and are awarded 3 college graduate level credits (unless stated otherwise)

EDPA 518 Social Studies in the Early Childhood Classroom

September 29 – November 9 | Registration Closes September 22, 2014

This course will explore the theories and history behind the early childhood social studies curriculum. Course work will include the study of national standards and state guidelines. Students will use this information to plan and implement developmentally appropriate lessons for young children. The course ncludes on-line discussions of early childhood development and reflections of practice. Students who are not currently teaching in a classroom setting may complete short research assignments as an alternative to implementing the planned lessons.

Required Text: Active Experiences for Active Children-Social Studies Second Edition Carol Seefeldt & Alice Galper Pearson 2006  ISBN # 0-13-170748-5

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EDPV 574 Infant Toddler Development NEW

September 29 – November 9 | Registration Closes September 22, 2014

This course is a thorough study of infant toddle development with a strong emphasis on relationships, family connections and inclusion of children with special needs. Student will earn about brain development , theory, program im0lementation and observation techniques.

Text Required:  Infant and Toddler Development and Responsive Program Planning: A Relationship-Based Approach (3rd Edition)

by Donna Sasse Wittmer

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EDPR 570  Early Childhood Development

October 6 – November 17 | Registration Closes September 29, 2014
Early Childhood Development is a study of physical, emotional, social and cognitive factors of growth and development of children birth to five designed for Early Childhood teachers. Emphasis will be placed on:
— teaching students to work with young children and their families;
–maintaining professionalism and developmentally appropriate practices;
–implementing observation techniques;
–developing and maintaining a learning environment; and,
–using assessment in the Early Childhood classroom.

Required Text: Early Childhood Development, A Multicultural Perspective (4th edition)

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EDPU 577 Observation and Assessment of Young Children

September 29 – November 16 | Registration Closes September 22, 2014

Not offered this summer semester
This course will present students with a variety of observation and assessment methods which correspond to areas of development, with a concentration on children ages 3-7. Students will utilize 10 observation tools to assess child learning and development. Students will practice using these tools to develop goals for all children, including children with special needs. Students will also learn how to use observations to connect with families, plan programming, report abuse, incorporate technology and create child portfolios.

Required Text: Nilseon, Barbara. Week by Week: Plans for Documenting Children’s Development. 6th Edition. Belmont California: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, 2014. Print.

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EDPF 566 Science for the Young Child

Not offered this semester
This course will concentrate on the theories and history of early childhood constructivist science activities. Content will include the creation and completion of hands-on, inquiry based science activities and observation assessment techniques. The approaches reflect the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) early learning standards, the Maine Early Learning Guidelines (MELG) and the National Science Education Standards (NSES) on scientific inquiry.

Required Text: Carol Seefeldt, Alice Galper, Ithel Jones: Active Experiences for Active Children Science 3rd Edition. (2012) ISBN: 13 978-0-13-265955-0           

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EDPU 541 Children’s Literature (ages birth- 8 yo)

Not offered this  semester

During this course students will explore a variety of children’s literature and learn to determine quality and appropriateness of stories. Students will also develop a resource list as well as plan lessons connected to quality literature. Students will share ideas and perspectives with other practicing professionals in order to expand their early childhood knowledge. The school/family connection will be emphasized.

Required Text:   Literature for Young Children, 7th edition (2013) Giorgis, Cyndi & Glazer, Joan I.

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EDPO 503 -Language Development and Early Literacy

Not offered this semester

All will meet on SKYPE on July 14,  then on an as needed basis. This course focuses on children’s language and literacy development from birth to age eight. Students examine theories of language development; explore strategies for engaging children in integrated listening, speaking, reading, and writing experiences. This course provides early childhood teachers with a foundation of knowledge they will need to develop classrooms and learning environments.

Required Text: Language Development in Early Childhood, 3rd ed. ISBN: 978-0-13-501969-6 Author: Beverly Otto Publisher: Pearson

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EDPF  545 Numeracy for the Young Child

Not offered this semester

In this course students will learn theories of early childhood development and their influence on the teaching of math concepts to young children. Students will explore recommendations by the National Association for the Education of Young Children as well as the Maine Early Learning Guideline standards regarding math concepts. Students will learn developmentally appropriate ways to integrate math into the early childhood curriculum. Students will create and practice math games, activities and approaches with students.

Required Text: Mathematics: The Creative Curriculum Approach by Diane Trister Dodge, Juanita V. Copley, Candy Jones and Judith Dighe

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EDPU 593 Early Childhood Special Education

Not offered this semester

In this course student will learn about Special Education and Inclusion in Early Childhood Education. We will take a look at the history and importance of including children with special needs in early childhood education settings. This course will examine laws, disabilities, and issues relevant to providing a quality early childhood experience for all children and their families.

Required Text :  The Exceptional Child: Inclusion in Early Childhood Education (Paperback) by Eileen K. Allen, Glynnis Edwards Cowdery

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