ECE101N : Foundations of Early Childhood Education

This course provides an introduction to and analysis of the early childhood profession in relationship to society, community, the family, the child and self. The historical context, teaching and learning theories, types of programs best practices, ethical guidelines, current issues and trends, laws and regulations are covered. The impact of the multiple and diverse influences of family, culture and society on the child and the early childhood professional will be explored. This course requires six hours of observation fieldwork.