Building on major theories and themes from human development and educational psychology, study the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical development of the individual child in early childhood from three to eight years of age. Learn to value and nurture each child while using research-based best practices to create an inclusive preschool climate that respects and celebrates diversity and fosters equity for all children including those with limited language proficiency and those identified as having special needs. Contemporary research on multiple intelligences, learning styles, brain function and development, appropriate models of classroom management, and the role of discovery and play in early learning is studied for implications for curriculum and instructional practices in inclusive settings. Three credits, one 7.5 week

Examines the underlying Eastern theories practiced primarily in traditional Chinese medicine. Studies how the Eastern approach to nourishment in many forms complements basic Western medicine.