Professional Studies In Early Childhood
The course focuses on the development
of infants and children, the factors that affect their development, causes of
academic deficiencies such as poor study habits, memory loss and reading
difficulties. It also
discusses relevant theories on growth and development and the role of heredity
and environment on the growth and development of a child. Furthermore, it introduces students
to developmentally varied and appropriate methods of teaching and learning in
early childhood education.
The overall aim is to prepare graduates
who can analyze and find solutions to the nature and causes of the academic
deficiencies in children; and apply the appropriate teaching methods to
preschool children in order to develop physically, mentally, socially,
emotionally, and spiritually.
By the end of the course, the
students should be able to:
the nature, causes, effects and solutions of academic deficiencies.
the nature and causes of academic deficiencies.
the different methods of teaching early childhood learners.
the different methods of teaching.
ideas of a specific method of teaching and ponder on what they could do in
the strategies of effective teaching in early childhood education.
Appreciate the methods of teaching and learning in
early childhood education as applied in models of early childhood education.