This course is intended to provide undergraduate students with a broad overview of early childhood education, including topics such as Early Childhood Foundations (history and theory), Curriculum and Assessment based upon Developmental Domains, and Early Childhood Models and Approaches. Practices such as designing developmentally appropriate early childhood environments and the role of documentation in children's learning and development are explored. Undergraduate students will explore their role as a reflective early childhood professional by observing and analyzing in a birth-2nd grade setting. This course will guide students toward active membership and involvement in professional early childhood organizations. This course is the same as LAI 416 and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.