2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CEDUC 4580 Enhancing Quality Early Childhood Programs: A Field Experience

A field experience and weekly seminar provides students with a framework and an experience base for deepening understanding and strengthening skills essential in high quality early childhood education programs. Topics to be explored include creating engaging environments; developing and implementing sustained inquiry projects; the Massachusetts Common Core; collaborating with families; fostering diversity; developing inclusive programs for young children and their families and using observation, documentation, and assessment to inform curriculum development. Through developing, assessing, and documenting environments and inquiry projects students will deepen their knowledge and impact the learning environments of their centers.