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2024 Fall > UGRD > ECHD > ECHD 101G

Young Children, Play, and Early Childhood Policy

Course #: ECHD 101G

Description:
This course explores the meaning and development of play, in our own lives and in the lives of young children. The course also critically examines contemporary debates about the role of play in early childhood programs, and explores the ways early childhood policy shapes children's experiences of play. Play is a major contributor to the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development of young children. Major theoretical and empirical contributions to the study of play will be examined. Topics to be covered in the course include: the role of play in social, emotional and cognitive development; learning through play; early childhood policy; and the influence of the political and cultural context in children's experiences of play.
Pre Requisites:
Degree students only, with fewer than 30 credits when they entered UMass Boston.Students may complete only one 100G course (First Year Seminar).

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 4064 TuTh
2:00 - 3:50 pm
Brayden-Calias,Catherine E Wheatley W02-0124
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 09/03/2024 - 12/13/2024
Capacity: 20
Enrolled: 20
Status: Closed
Credits: 4/4
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites: Degree students only, with fewer than 30 credits when they entered UMass Boston.Students may complete only one 100G course (First Year Seminar).
Course Attributes: First Year Seminar