EEC 2271  Introduction to Working with Young Children with Special Needs credits: 3

This course introduces the student to the study of young children, birth through five years of age, with special needs, within the context of their family unit. The content includes the study of possible causes of developmental delays, disabilities or established conditions; a historical overview of federal laws; understanding biases and attitudes toward children with disabilities and the recognition of the importance of early identification during critical periods of development. (Note: Five (5) hours of field experience in a licensed, professional early childhood care and education setting required.)

Pre or Corequisite: EEC 1603 with a minimum grade of C