Examination of theories on child development that explain age-related differences in cognition, affect, and behavior, and how this relates to elementary age students' learning and educational needs. Focus on children living in urban environments.
Experience working with programs that foster the developmental needs of young people in urban contexts. Students will design, implement and evaluate programs that promote personal development and independent action among youth.
Perspectives, policies, history, and foundations of Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education. Emphasis on the effects of changing economic, political, legal, social, and views of human development.