ECH 350: Social and Emotional Development in Infancy andEarly Childhood (3 units)Spring, 2021PROFESSOR INFORMATIONName:Dr. Jee Young Noh (Program Head, Early Childhood Studies)Office LocationYeager Center, B257Office HoursBy appointmentOffice Phone1 (951) 552-8994Email[email protected]Class TimeVirtual class via ZoomCOURSE DESCRIPTIONThis course introduces students to the process through which a child develops a sense of self within a socio-cultural system. Students will learn the significance of a supportive interpersonal environment for personalitydevelopment. Students will evaluate theories of emotional and personality development in infants and youngchildren, 0 to 8 years. Students will describe the effects of social and emotional development on learning.OVERVIEW of the EARLY CHILDHOOD STUDIES TRADITIONAL PROGRAMCalifornia Baptist University's Early Childhood Studies program offers a concentration in Early ChildhoodIntervention. The educational philosophy is built on social justice, respect for diversity and the importance ofunderstanding individual differences. Faith-based instruction is embedded in all courses.The program is designed to provide students with the beginning knowledge and skills to interact with youngchildren 0 to 8 years and their families in a variety of educational and service settings. Major developmentaltheories drive this program and each course addresses developmentally appropriate practices. Students willengage in critical thinking, observational fieldwork, data collection and research including the use of technology.Collaboration studies, reflective evaluation, communication and academic writing provide a compass forevaluating learning.The focus of this program is on training professionals to be leaders and advocates for young children and providesundergraduate preparation for careers in child-related professions, including infant, toddler, preschool, schoolreadiness, elementary education, special education as well as positions in child-related social service careers.All Early Childhood Studies courses are aligned with California Baptist University’s Student Outcomes (CBU-USOs), the Early Childhood Studies' Student Learning Outcomes (ECS-SLOs), and the National Association forthe Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Initial Licensure Standards. The ECI courses are aligned with theCouncil of Exceptional Children (CEC) Standards.PURPOSE of the COURSEThe purpose of this course is designed to present foundations of knowledge about social and emotionaldevelopment. The intent is to enable students to acquire the background and skills necessary to analyzedevelopmental theories as they apply to young children's emotional and social development.
TEXTBOOKS AND RESOURCESTextbook: Rathus, S. (2018).CDEV, (2nded.). Florence, KY: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning.