CDEV1130 Learning Environment and Curriculum

The student will gain knowledge and skills related to providing age appropriate curriculum and learning environments for young children. The student will examine the role of the teacher in providing learning experiences to meet each child's needs, capabilities, and interests, and ways to implement the principles of developmentally appropriate practices. The student will practice language and literacy, social, emotional and sensory learning, art and creativity, and math and science activities. For this course students should either be working with children or have consistent access to a group of children.

Credits

4

Prerequisite

Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Examine characteristics of a play based environment
Arrange an environment that meets licensing requirements
Develop a plan for transitions
Choose appropriate materials to promote children's interests and development
Categorize developmentally appropriate creative curriculum
Categorize developmentally appropriate motor curriculum
Categorize developmentally appropriatecognitive curriculum
Categorize developmentally appropriate literacy curriculum
Examine teacher's role in play
Examine Minnesota Early Learning Standards
Discuss ways of including all learners
Develop strategies for the integration of technology into the curriculum

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
Brooklyn Park Campus - 763-488-2477
Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544

Campus

Brooklyn Park Campus Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

4