Early Childhood Education - Year 1Major topics of study in this course are history and trends of early childhood education, stages of child development, ranging from birth through age five, and children’s health and safety. Students are introduced to MSDH Guidelines and Regulations Governing Child Care Facilities. Other topics covered are related to the importance of observing and assessing children. Methods of child guidance techniques are also introduced in this course. In this course, students will participate in field experience, internships, and job-shadowing as they begin to develop skills toward meeting requirements for the CDA credential.