Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Curriculum Development


 Department:    ECED&

 Course #:    160

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    131210

 EPC:    402

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Investigate learning theory, program planning, tools and methods for curriculum development promoting language, fine/gross motor, social-emotional, cognitive and creative skills and growth in children birth through age 8.


Prerequisite: ECED& 105 and EDUC& 115 with a "D" or higher.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain major early childhood curriculum theories and current trends in curriculum design for early learning environments.
  2. Apply principles of developmentally, individually and culturally appropriate practice when designing, implementing and evaluating curriculum.
  3. Evaluate integrated learning experiences supportive of children�s development and learning incorporating national, state and local standards.
  4. Design curriculum that supports children�s language/communication, cognitive, social/emotional, fine/gross motor and creative development.
  5. Design curriculum that is inclusive and represents the diversity of children and families.
  6. Plan developmentally appropriate activities and schedules, which promote all children�s growth and learning.
  7. Observe, document and assess individual and group needs, interests and skills for the purpose of curriculum planning and on-going modifications of plans.
  8. PROGRAM OUTCOME: Create engaging curriculum that is based on knowledge of children�s developmental needs, established learning outcomes, and children�s interests.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2018 and affects outlines for 2019 and later.


Definition: Apply knowledge, skills, and methodologies from multiple disciplines.

Course Contents

  1. Social, emotional, cognitive, language and physical development.
  2. Environments and experiences to support the growth and development of young children.
  3. Early learning curriculum methods and approaches.
  4. Cultural pluralism and early learning curriculum planning.
  5. Early childhood standards, curriculum and assessments.