2021-2023 Catalog

ECED 213 Preschool Curriculum Development

Integrates understanding of relationships, the learning process, and developmentally effective approaches to teaching and learning, with knowledge of content areas to design, implement, and evaluate positive learning experiences for preschool-aged Native children. Curriculum areas include: language and literacy, math and science, social studies and humanities. Service learning or practicum hours required. Prerequisite: ECED 101 (NE)




  1. Create an environment that promotes child-initiated, play-based, constructivist learning and incorporates indirect guidance strategies.
  2. Develop a one-month curriculum incorporating Native culture, language development, literacy, math, science, social studies, and the arts for children ages 3, 4, and 5.
  3. Provide for elements in at least three areas of the curriculum they develop that build on culture, family composition and emergent interests of the children.
  4. Demonstrate planning for learning for weekly, monthly and yearly planning that incorporates children's interests and needs.
  5. Reflect upon and assess outcomes of teaching strategies, suggesting at least two changes indicated.
  6. Implement scaffolding for individualization for one child and replenish at least two areas of the environment for increased learner engagement in constructivist learning.