CDCC/EDUC103: Roles of the Early Childhood Professional

Credits 2 Lab/Clinical/Field Study Hours 0 Lecture Hours 2

This course will introduce teacher candidates to the roles and professional skills and practices that they will need to support each and every child and family in quality early childhood programs. The importance of positive and respectful relationships with families, communities and children will be emphasized. Essential concepts of developmentally appropriate approaches to learning for children including those who are diverse in culture, language, ability, race, and life circumstances will be stressed. Students are introduced to practices, strategies, materials, and resources they can use to help enhance multicultural and anti-bias experiences in the early childhood classroom. Discussion and practice in upholding ethical standards for ethics, equity and other professional practices will be included.