Adult Curriculum



Fall Course

Title: ECE NC 10: Child Development at the Parent-Child Workshop

Course Description:
Within the context of a cooperative preschool and parent education program, students will learn about typical social, emotional, physical, language, cognitive development of children aged two to five, healthy patterns of separation, importance of play, and strategies that support a strong foundation for future learning. Students will help create a healthy, safe, inclusive environment for children and observe and interact with children in the cooperative preschool lab. .

Spring Course

Title: ECE NC 11: Child, Family, and Community at the Parent-Child Workshop

Course Description:
Within the context of a cooperative preschool and parent education program, students will develop a foundation for positive, reflective parenting. They will investigate the influence of temperament and family patterns and learn effective communication skills and strategies for conflict resolution as they create a framework of child guidance principles and practices that contribute to the optimum development of children. They will discover community resources, learn about kindergarten readiness, and develop strategies to support children’s ongoing education at home and at school. Additional topics will address parenting challenges such as: the influence of media and technology and helping children cope with family illness, and divorce.