2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Mar 20, 2023  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ECED& 160 Curriculum Development (5 credits)

Formerly ECE 213

Course Description
Investigate learning theory, program planning, and tools for curriculum development promoting language, fine/gross motor, social-emotional, cognitive and creative skills and growth in young children (birth-age 8).

Student Outcomes
1. Explain major early childhood curriculum theories and current trends in curriculum design for early learning environments.
2. Apply principles of developmentally, individually and culturally appropriate practice when designing, implementing and evaluating curriculum.
3. Evaluate integrated learning experiences supportive of children’s development and learning incorporating national, state and local standards.
4. Design curriculum that supports children’s language/communication, cognitive, social/emotional, fine/gross motor and creative development.
5. Design curriculum that is inclusive and represents the diversity of children and families.
6. Plan developmentally appropriate activities and schedules, which promote all children’s growth and learning.
7. Observe, document and assess individual and group needs, interests and skills for the purpose of curriculum planning and on-going modifications of plans.

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