Class Restriction And Registration Summary
ESS 30629 - Section 01: Early Childhood Ed Policy (CRN 13834)
Long Title: Early Childhood Education Policy in the U.S.
This course covers the various issues relevant to the current early childhood education landscape. This includes theories of early learning and child development, policy development in the United States, the issues of inequality and the achievement gap, and research on interventions or "what works" in early childhood programming. The advantage to understanding the theories of child development, the policy context and the intervention research is that it gives future teachers and future policymakers a foundational premise upon which to grow, analyze, learn and teach. Topics covered will include: Theories of Child Development (Infant Schools to Present), Head Start and the CCDBG, State Preschool, Inequality and the Achievement Gap in the Early Years and Interventions in Early Childhood (HighScope/Perry Preschool, Abecedarian and Chicago Parent Studies, Head Start Research). The goal of this class is to come away with a greater understanding of the language, the history, the goals and the possibilities in this policy area as well as its connections to other social welfare programs and to K-12 schooling. Students will become more fluent in the language of early childhood education and will gain the foundational knowledge of past and current theories, laws, policies and educational interventions.
Associated Term: Fall Semester 2018
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course may not be repeated
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:
Employee Non-Degree (EM) , St. Mary's College (SM) , Undergraduate Non-Degree (UD) , Undergraduate (UG)
Must be enrolled in one of the following Campuses:
ESEI - MEDS Education-Focused , ZCSC-Commnty Engagmnt Course , ZTST - Final exam