Focus on the Program

Course Code ECEP-118
Lecture hours per week
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open

Focus on the Program, as a foundation studies course will introduce the general components of planning play-based responsive environments for children enrolled in a variety of early childhood education programs. Students will explore a variety a learning theories as they apply to the design and implementation of curriculum. The role of philosophy as it evolves from theories will be examined, empowering students to reflect and determine personal values and beliefs. The critical role of observation in affecting the activity of the childcare setting will be discussed. Students are encouraged to support play based emergent curriculum as the basis of experiencing. In all elements of practice, the role of the teacher as a leader in responding to the cues of the children will be highlighted.