Factors impacting the well-being of young children. Includes healthy behavior, food, nutrition, fitness, and safety practices. Focuses on local and national standards and legal implications of relevant policies and regulations. Requires students to participate in a minimum of 16 hours field experience with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations.

Factors impacting the well-being of young children. Includes healthy behavior, food, nutrition, fitness, and safety practices. Focuses on local and national standards and legal implications of relevant policies and regulations. Requires students to participate in a minimum of 16 hours field experience with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations.

An exploration of guidance strategies for promoting pro-social behaviors in children. Emphasis on positive guidance principles and techniques, family involvement, and cultural influences. Practical application through direct participation with children.


An exploration of guidance strategies for promoting pro-social behaviors in children. Emphasis on positive guidance principles and techniques, family involvement, and cultural influences. Practical application through direct participation with children.


A study of observation skills, assessment techniques, and documentation of children's development.

Physical, emotional, social, and cognitive factors impacting growth and development of children through adolescence.


Physical, emotional, social, and cognitive factors impacting growth and development of children through adolescence.


An exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching children music, movement, visual arts, and dramatic play through process-oriented experiences to support divergent thinking.