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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECE 111 - Educational Foundations of Early Childhood

Credits: 3

Orientation to key components, issues, current trends, careers, and opportunities in the early childhood profession. Provides an overview of significant theoretical and historical developments impacting practices. Defines the role of early childhood educator including professionalism, ethics, professional standards, and advocacy. Emphasizes professional development and self-evaluation. Examines Kentucky’s vision for young children. Other topics include observation, developmentally appropriate practice; program models, types, and approaches; regulations, accreditation and quality initiatives. Reflects on personal dispositions for working with young children and their families.

Prerequisites: None
Required: ten hours of field experience.