Emphasizes the environment as the Early Childhood curriculum. The manner in which a “prepared environment” leads to play while stimulating the development and educational growth of children is the focus of the course. Students observe the effects of space, equipment, materials and relationships upon play, learning and discovery. Students will plan developmentally appropriate activities. Students will attend a weekly three-hour preschool practicum internship placement at an approved site. Students are required to purchase a Taskstream electronic portfolio subscription Offered spring semester (and summer with permission for those working in the field only).