EDU 119 Intro to Early Child Educ
This course introduces the foundations of early childhood education, the diverse educational settings for young children, professionalism and planning intentional developmentally appropriate experiences for each child. Topics include theoretical foundations, national early learning standards, NC Foundations for Early Learning and Development, state regulations, program types, career options, professionalism, ethical conduct, quality inclusive environments, and curriculum responsive to the needs of each child/family. Upon completion, students should be able to design a career/professional development plan, appropriate environments, schedules, and activity plans. This course is also available through the Virtual Learning Community (VLC). This course is part of the NCCDA credential. Note: Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in this course to qualify for the North Carolina Early Childhood Credential (NCECC) or the School-Age Child Care Credential (NCSACCC).