2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CS 705 - Play and Learning in Early Childhood for Children with Special Needs

This course will introduce students to the ways in which young children develop meaning, by providing a bridge between child development and curriculum studies. Students will learn to build play into curriculum strands as a condition for learning; they will learn the significance of creating inclusive settings that enable all children to participate actively and as independently as possible. Instructional strategies that include large muscle play and opportunities to connect the integrated nature of the children’s development with learning will be modeled on site. Students will be given a strong knowledge base that includes a variety of instructional strategies that integrate with the child’s developmental needs. In the fieldwork experience, students will demonstrate the understanding of skills and a strong knowledge base appropriate to the age group 0-grade 2 in a natural environment. They will engage in, integrate coordinate activities, games and stories that balance cultural and linguistic patterns.

3 credits. Summer.
This course requires seven hours of fieldwork.