ECE 101: Introduction to Early Childhood Education

Credits 3

Principles of Early Childhood Education is an introduction to current state of early childhood education in the United States. This course introduces the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation and Pennsylvania State Standards for Education. Students will begin the development of a professional portfolio and Pennsylvania Early Learning Professional Development Record in this class. This course will cover the foundations of curriculum, materials, and instruction of early childhood education.

Students should obtain the following clearances while taking this course: ACT 34, ACT 114, and ACT 151.