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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Theological Research Institute, Ltd. (TRI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Early Childhood Curriculum (ECE 303)


90 hours.

Various; supervised practice.

August 2021 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Mentor-facilitated Independent Study
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: identify significant factors that have influenced curriculum development in early childhood education; examine curriculum models that have been used in early childhood programs; critique early childhood curriculum models and curricula in light of issues of culture, philosophy, content, and implementation; generate an early childhood curriculum framework that reflects best practices to promote the growth and development of all children; describe distinguishing features of major early childhood curricula models and programs; demonstrate leadership ability as a professional educator for analyzing curriculum materials and models with particular attention to assessment, content, and alignment to state and national standards; synthesize knowledge of evaluation research involving the comparisons of curriculum models; and examine the relationship among theory, research, and practice regarding major curriculum models.


This course explores various models and underlying theories utilized in designing early childhood curriculum. Additionally, factors that influence curriculum development in early childhood education will be examined. Moreover, certain factors that have influenced the development of a variety of curriculum models that have shaped the present curriculum in early childhood education will be explored.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education, or Pre-K to 6 Education (8/21).