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EXPLORING THE PROFESSIONS: CHILDREN AND CHILD CARE (EDU-232422)

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Course Description:


Explore the professional role of teachers in the field of early childhood within the context of educational planning. This course will begin with an overview of child care as a profession and how the field has adapted to accommodate our increasing knowledge of child development. Students will explore child care credentialing, professionalism, ethics and the foundations of teaching and learning in formal and informal child care settings. Skills such as observation, supervision and assessment will be introduced. The course places emphasis on ways to enhance development and learning through an environment and curriculum that supports young children. Students will complete the course with an individualized final project related to the profession of their choice.

Important Note: This course was renamed effective the September 2014 term and was formerly offered as Exploring the Professions: Child Care Introductory, 252422. Students who have successfully 252422 should not enroll in this course.


This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Lower Level
Credits: 2
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Fall 1.

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