Our Lower Division General Education program offers courses and academic support to help eligible students become ready for EDvance's BA in Early Childhood Studies.
This course will explore the rich interplay between music, art, movement, language, and literacy in early childhood. Students will develop practical strategies for incorporating language and literacy activities into their teaching through the joyful mediums of song, dance, art, and literacy activities with children and families.
This course will focus on US History through the lens of children's literature. Students will explore the economic, political, and social development of the US through multiple and diverse perspectives, including theoretical and practical implications of culture, ethnicity, stereotyping, social identity, and bias as they apply to young children, families, programs, classrooms, and teaching.
This course explores foundational theory, methods, and strategies for effectively teaching mathematics in diverse early childhood education settings. Additionally, students will learn about research-based strategies and activities that can be used to further support multilingual learners and children with diverse abilities as they acquire knowledge in math and science. Resource materials for these curriculum areas that cater to each child’s level of knowledge, skill, and proficiency will be presented. The course introduces concepts aligned with state frameworks and standards.
This course delves into the study of Early Relational Health (ERH), a multi-disciplinary field that emphasizes the significance of early relationships and their enduring impacts on individual and societal well-being. Rooted in psychology, neuroscience, and social science, this course explores the complex interplay between developing brains, caregiver relationships, and environmental contexts.