ECE 210 500W - Social Foundations of Early Care and Education

This course provides an overview of the social context of early care and education. It focuses on the historical, philosophical, sociological, and political foundations of programs for young children, birth to eight years. The following topics will be explored in depth: historical and contemporary theories of early childhood education; multicultural; and social ecological factors in early care and schooling, particularly for diverse urban settings; early childhood programming; family and community involvement; advocacy, trends and current issues in early childhood practice. This course requires 30 Hours of Fieldwork.

This is a Writing Intensive Course.

Course Credit: 3


Professor Jennifer Longley

Special Instructions and Information:

This is a hybrid course that meets every Tuesday from 11AM to 12:40PM in N792.