Introduction to Early Childhood Education

This Landing Pad provides information and resources that can be incorporated into introductory early childhood courses to support the inclusion of children with disabilities and who are culturally, and ethnically diverse.

Approved Course Description

This course* introduces the foundations of early childhood education, the diverse educational settings for young children, professionalism and planning intentional developmentally appropriate experiences for each child. Topics include theoretical foundations, national early learning standards, NC Foundations for Early Learning and Development, state regulations, program types, career options, professionalism, ethical conduct, quality inclusive environments, and curriculum responsive to the needs of each child/family. Upon completion, students should be able to design a career/professional development plan, appropriate environments, schedules, and activity plans.

*EDU 119