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Child Development  

CDES 101: Early Childhood Learning, Play and Programs

An introductory course to the field of Early Childhood Education. History, thories, and current models of practice in areas of play, learning and eductional or caregiving programs for young children will be covered and the role of the adult in providing developmentally and culturally appropriate practices; creating positive relationships with children through positive guidance and working with parents.

Recommended Preparation: ENG 200



Required Texts:


Early Childhood Education birth - 8, 4th edition, Driscoll and Nagel, 2007, ISBN#0-205-53604-2


Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice by Copple and Bredekamp, NAEYC 2006, ISBN#1-028896-26-X


Relationships are important!