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Genesis University (formerly Association for Hebraic Studies Institute) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Early Childhood Curriculum (ECE 306)

Formerly Play at the Center of the Curriculum (ECE 306)

Distance learning course administered through Genesis University.

Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.

February 2011 - September 2022.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the development of play throughout the life span from a variety of theoretical perspectives; identify types of play based on a variety of forms such as ritual, story-making, games, and fairy tales, explore the role of play in human experience; discuss the relationship of play to other aspects of development, such as language, logical-mathematical thinking, social and moral development, spiritual development, and creativity; critically reflect upon research and theory on play from the perspective of cultural bias; evaluate personal biases and evidence of collective bias and stereotyping in children's toys, games, and television programming and commercials, and demonstrate how these biases and stereotypes influence children's play; plan and facilitate play-based learning activities; and construct an understanding of the role of play in counseling and therapy.


Topics include: review of recent research on play and development in the early childhood classroom; explore various instructional strategies and techniques designed to support a play-centered curriculum in the core curriculum areas; use of play as a form of assessment; research toys and technology that support a play-based curriculum.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education or Child Development (4/11) (9/16 revalidation).