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2019-2020 Catalog [Archived] 
    
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CDEV 118 - Science and Math for Young Children


3 units
3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: CDEV 103  with a minimum grade of C or equivalent or concurrent enrollment
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for ENGL 1A 
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course focuses on the principles and methods of planning, presenting, and evaluating science and math experiences for young children ages two to six. Students will develop activities that foster children’s natural curiosity about scientific and mathematical concepts. These activities will be designed to encourage exploration, experimentation, problem solving, and discovery. Methods for adapting science and math experiences for young children with special needs will also be discussed. This course is designed for teachers in training and teachers in service needing to develop or refine skills in understanding, planning, and implementing developmentally appropriate science and math curriculum. Students will be required to participate in one structured activity related to children and/or professional development outside of class hours.



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