This course is designed to give the student an understanding of the natural creative potential that evolves through play within all areas of development /academic disciplines (language/literacy, music, creative movement, dance, drama, visual arts, mathematics, science, physical activity, social studies, health and safety). The student will have the opportunity to learn how to establish an aesthetically creative environment for young children. The student will learn methods of presenting activities to young children in ways to enhance and encourage creativity. The student will enhance their observational and documentation skills of the young child through activity presentations.
TEXT: Creative Activities for Young Children. 11th Ed. Mary Mayesky. 2015
Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards – Illinois State Board of Education. 2013
Three credit hour course.
FORMAT: Blended course offered once a week for an hour and fifteen minutes, fall semester only.