BKED 420: Preschool Curriculum (3) (F;S)
This course emphasizes the planning of an integrated curriculum for child from birth to kindergarten to include preschool classrooms with emphasis on science, social studies, creative activities and technology. Focuses on planning integrated curriculum for the working with parents and parent education emphasized. The course also explores the theoretical principles of play-based curriculum, which includes typical and atypical infant and child learning, design and adaptation of environments to promote development and learning, positive guidance, and effective teacher roles. Students will learn how observation and analysis of children's play provide the foundation for curriculum development, which meets the needs of children with diverse backgrounds and abilities.
Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education; an approved application from the Office of Student Services (all materials must be complete and on file). Must be taken concurrently with BKED 421.