Designed for parents, teachers, child care operators, prospective parents or teachers, and others interested in working with children. Through varied instructional materials and activities, students will learn various means of stimulating the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of young children through seven years of age. Text required. Transcript available. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. This course may also be taken for credit.
Designed to provide students with knowledge to meet the needs of the young child from birth to age seven. Emphasis is on the practical aspects of caring for young children, creating environmental settings instrumental in providing optimal development, and guidelines for selecting quality childcare and educational programs. Readings and discussions on special concerns and current issues in the field of child development will be offered. It is designed to train parents, foster care parents, family and group day care providers, nursery and primary teachers, and others. Text required. Transcript available. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. This course may also be taken for credit.