The Earliest Years   [Archived Catalog]
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

HD 303 - The Earliest Years

3 Credit(s)
This course will focus on the significance of earliest childhood, from birth to age three, in the human life cycle, with emphasis on trust and autonomy, sensory-motor explorations, and the beginning of language and play. Students will examine the range of typical and atypical development in diverse cultural contexts in the preschool years. Observation of child behavior from the perspective of its meanings for the child will be included. Students will develop skill in designing culturally relevant and inclusive home and group care environments for optimum development of caring relationships and learning.