Course Syllabi, Modules, and Internship Handbook
These materials were designed to provide a framework for the study of early childhood policy (ECP). Specific elements (e.g., readings, activities, scheduling) are modifiable to meet diverse institutional contexts. It is hoped that study of ECP will address the themes presented in the syllabi and modules. These syllabi and modules are covered by the Creative Commons license CC BY-NC 4.0 and may be used for non-commercial purposes with attribution to the authors.
In accordance with ECPIHE’s foundational intent to prepare and support a cadre of scholars who address ECP, the ECPIHE initiative has created a series of course syllabi designed to define a core course of study for the field.
- Syllabus I: Early Childhood Education and Care: History, Child Development, and Equity
- Syllabus II: Early Childhood Education and Care Today: Examining Practices, Policies, and Key Issues
- Syllabus III: Early Childhood Education and Care Today: Policy, Leadership, and Policy Advocacy
- Syllabus IV: Early Childhood Education and Care Policy: Theory, Analysis, and Research
ECPIHE Modified Course Syllabi
The syllabi below are versions of the ECPIHE courses modified by ECPIHE related programs. To learn more about these programs, visit the Advanced Studies in Early Childhood Policy Page.
Modified Syllabi by GP IDEA
The ECPIHE initiative has also created a series of modules that can be included in existing courses, for example in education, human development, law, social work, and/or political science. A few of these modules could be combined to form a course.
- Module 1: History of Early Childhood Policy
- Module 2: Child Development
- Module 3: Unequal Childhoods, Racial Equity, and Early Childhood Policy
- Module 4: ECEC Landscapes and Major Policies
- Module 5: Practice and Pedagogy
- Module 6: Family and Allied Services
- Module 7: Theoretical Perspectives on ECP
- Module 8: Implementing Early Childhood Policy - Programs and Services
- Module 9: Research and Evaluation in Early Childhood Policy
- Module 10: Policy Basics
- Module 11: Creating Policy - The Roles of Timing and Advocacy
- Module 12: Leadership in Early Childhood
Designed for students who will be involved in a practicum or internship and the faculty guiding them, the Internship Handbook provides a guide to planning, executing, and evaluating the experience. Expectations for the students are outlined, as are expectations for the faculty advisor and the internship supervisor. The Internship Handbook is intended to be modified to accommodate the needs of different IHEs.
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