This course is the prerequisite for all future early childhood educators (ECE) courses students take.
Early childhood professionals play an important role in creating inclusive and responsive learning environments to benefit all children and families. Central to this role is recognizing the value of all relationships that nurture children's development, their sense of self-esteem and positive self-concept. The philosophical tenets of responsive and inclusive practice in designing, planning and evaluating programs for children will be explored. Personal bias and wellness and their influence upon professional standards of practice will be considered.