C410 – Historical Perspectives on Early Care and Education
This course provides an overview of the social and historical circumstances that have influenced how we care for and educate young children. The course familiarizes students with the cultural ideas, beliefs, values, and social purposes that have shaped and continue to influence public and private education and child care in the United States. It explores curricular approaches, policy frameworks, financing and organization practice. The goal of the course is to enable students to place their own professional practice in a broader historical and educational context.