Education

Early Childhood Education

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This foundational course prepares students for employment in early childhood education and services. This Early Childhood Education curriculum provides students with an opportunity to gain knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors associated with supporting and promoting optimal growth and development of infants, toddlers, and children. An emphasis will be placed on health and safety, cognitive, language, physical, social, and emotional development. Students will build on the developmental factors to develop stakeholder relationships and create a positive learning environment using an effective curriculum. Using virtual reality, students will practice curriculum planning, room arrangement, presenting a lesson, and engaging in a gross motor stretching activity to engage children. 

Upon completion of this course, students will be better prepared for the NOCTI Early Childhood Education and Care – Basic certification exam.