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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Early Childhood Development - Birth Through Age 5

75 hours.
Various child care facilities associated with the Caritas Training Center.
April 1996 - June 2001.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: recognize landmarks of development in the birth to 3 year old child and use techniques of observation in tracking a child's development; recognize the different developmental stages of the older toddler and the preschooler in the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional areas; select and provide the child with developmentally appropriate activities for each age and each stage of growth; identify developmental problems and provide appropriate activities for children with special needs; and discuss the child's place in the family and the need to involve families in the child's healthy development.


Major topics include: infant and toddler development; emotional, physical, cognitive, and social landmarks; milestones of development; observation techniques; suggested materials for developmentally appropriate activities; theories of development; the child in the family; exceptional children; toddlerhood: physical, cognitive and emotional development; preschoolers: physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development; play; moral development; self-identify and sex roles; Montessori philosophy and method.

Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education or Child Care (5/99).