This course examines approaches to assessment and evaluation of children's development with attention to children with disabilities and children-at-risk, from birth to eight years. Students use formal and informal screening and assessment tools to develop individualized programming for young children, to address a range of developmental needs in a variety of early childhood settings. A conceptual framework for assessment and programming skills in designing an individual program plan are concrete outcomes of this course.
A prerequisite may be waived if the student has specific professional experience. Students pursuing the Early Childhood Mental Health and Well-Being course series who do not have the prerequisite and who wish to take this course may apply for Department Consent
Prerequisite: CLD 241 or Direct Entry
or enrolled in Disability Studies