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 Course Title:   Art, Music, and Movement for Children

 Title Abbreviation:   ART MUSIC MOVEMT/CHILD

 Department:    ECED

 Course #:    201

 Credits:    4

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    4

 CIP:    131210

 EPC:    402

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Practical ways to plan, select and prepare art, music and movement experiences for young children (birth to 8 years). Creative materials, activities and environments explored through a variety of curriculum methods and approaches. Includes weekly two-hour off-campus experience.


Prerequisite: EDUC& 115 and/or department chair approval.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify various approaches to curriculum development for young children.
  2. Develop outlines, schedules and lesson plans based on a variety of curricula approaches.
  3. Plan and implement activities that are culturally appropriate and anti-biased.
  4. Participate actively in planning and implementing ECE activity approaches.
  5. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of various curricula.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.5 Recognize, comprehend, and use non-verbal behaviors appropriate to a given context.

7. Aesthetics & Creativity

Definition: Interpreting human experience through engagement with creative processes and aesthetic principles.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
7.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process.
7.2 Demonstrate knowledge of aesthetic principles.

Course Contents

  1. Theoretical basis of curricula approaches.
  2. Resources for curricula development.
  3. Developmentally appropriate practices.
  4. Individualization of curricula activities.
  5. Diversity in curricula planning and implementation.
  6. Anti-bias curriculum.
  7. Integrated and emergent style approaches.
  8. Self-correcting activities.
  9. Selection of materials.
  10. Implementation of activities in an ECE environment.