Bachelors Degree - Early Care & Education

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Fall 2024 Course Information
Development of Curriculum for Children Ages Birth to 3

Course Description
In this course, university students (1) learn and use assessment and documentation to inform curriculum, (2) plan and evaluate developmentally appropriate activities, and (3) learn about effective ways to share curriculum information with families. This course addresses all areas of developmental domains and content areas. The course includes issues related to diversity in family composition, culture, and individual abilities.
Contacts
Campus Coordinator

For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Infants and Toddlers
Koralek, Derry Gosselin, Charner, Kathy
Edition: 2013
ISBN: 9781928896951
Publisher: NAEYC

Extending Dance in Infant and Toddler
Raikes, Helen H; Edwards, Carolyn P; Gandini, Lella
Edition: 2009
ISBN: 9781557668592
Publisher: Brookes Pub

Endless Opportunities for Infant and Toddler Curriculum: A relationship based approach
Petersen, Sandra; Wittmer, Donna S.
Edition: 2012
ISBN: 9780132613125
Publisher: Pearson


Course Access
 
Approximately three weeks prior to the beginning of the semester, students will receive preliminary course information from the Oklahoma State campus coordinator listed below. One week prior to the beginning of the semester, students will receive an email with their login name and password. OSU's online courses are facilitated by Canvas.
 
Brianna Cooper-Kordinak for Agricultural Education, Animal Science, and Grassland Management. 
Rae Ann Montgomery for Dietetics, Early Care & Education, Family & Community Services, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Family Financial Planning, Gerontology, and Merchandising. 

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

Janice Santiago is a graduate student in the family and community services program.I was looking for the education I needed to take the next step in my career to a program director or executive director.  I spent a lot of time searching for a university and degree that matched my education in community organizing and advocacy and aligned with my interest in families and community services and supports.  Finding GP IDEA and reading about the courses and career tracks of those who earned the MA in Family & Community Services, I knew right away that this was the degree and program for me. It has lived up to all I had hoped!

As a single mother who works full-time and is raising a son with Autism, and is a member of the sandwich generation taking care of family elders, everything about this program from the courses, schedules, available resources, support of peers and professors have made this the best possible learning experience I could have asked for.  

– – Janice Santiago, Family and Community Services Student,
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