Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description

ECD-105 - Early Childhood Dev:Birth to Age 6 (3 credits)
Prerequisite(s): None
This course is an overview of physical, cognitive, emotional and social development in children, from birth to age six. A range of theoretical viewpoints, research findings and practical issues will be considered in examining this period of development. The dynamic nature of development and the unique characteristics of each developing child and family with young children will be emphasized. Professional standards for working with infants, toddlers and preschool aged children and their families will be stressed. A weekly field observation in early childhood programs, schools, agencies or therapeutic settings is required. Students must have three current clearances: FBI Fingerprint Clearance, a Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Clearance, and a Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse History Clearance and meet the local requirements of the field placement site.

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