Excelling in the Early Childhood Classroom
EDUC 792 or 600
Instructor: Dr. Larry Napoleon
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Correspondence
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
NDSU Credit Fee: $390
Partner Class Offered Through Learner's Edge
Cutting edge research emphasizes the importance of stimulating a child's brain long before that child enters kindergarten. Examine the implications of this research and explore the components of a successful early childhood classroom. Particular attention will be given to the important roles that music, art, language, and play have in the development of the neural networks from birth to age 5. Recommended PreK
The participant will:
1. Understand brain development at ages 0-5 and how it affects children and learning.
2. Understand the importance of challenge and stimulation in children 0-5.
3. Explore essential components of a successful early childhood classroom.
The required reading is found in the text listed below:
Shore, R. (2002). Baby teacher: nurturing neural networks from birth to age five: Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.
Course is not available online.