ECE 234 : Preschool Curriculum Planning
Through a balanced and integrated approach based on multicultural education, students plan activities related to three, four, and five-year old’s need to self-discover the world around them. Activity plans include adaptations for inclusion of children with diverse learning needs with special attention to individualized education plans (IEPs), strategies for assessment of children's learning, and evaluation of planned activities. Prerequisites: ECE 111, ECE 112; pre or co-requisite: ECE 222. Three lecture hours per week. 3 credits Fall, Spring
1. Examine the daily schedule and its relationship to preschool curriculum. 2. Plan a preschool curriculum utilizing Piagetian and Vygotskian theory as a guide. 3. Design play-based interactive activities for the different learning centers. 4. Create an integrated thematic unit plan.