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Dr. Josh Thompson (he/him)

Associate Professor Early Childhood Education

Department of Curriculum & Instruction

Office Location: EdSouth 217

Office Hours: By appointment

Phone: 903-886-5537

Email: josh.thompson@tamuc.edu

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ECE 366 Learning Environments

Course Description: This course assists students in planning, designing, and evaluating environments for young children. Early childhood organization, management, procedures, and physical facilities are explored along with a survey of materials and equipment.

366Syllabus.docx

Required Textbooks:

Copple, C. & Bredekamp, S. (2009). Developmentally Appropriate Practice. Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children. Available online: http://naeyc.org/positionstatements/dap

Kostelnik, M., Soderman, A. K., Whiren, A. P., & Rupiper, M. (2019). Developmentally appropriate curriculum: Best practices in early childhood education (7th ed.). London, UK: Pearson. (previous editions are welcome, digital e-textbook is fine, no need for any enhanced text or lab component).

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Resource Links:
Stanković-Ramirez, Z. & Thompson, J. (2018). Rethinking developmental domains to improve classroom observations. Texas Child Care Quarterly, 42(2), 20-27. Available online https://www.childcarequarterly.com/pdf/fall18_domains.pdf.
Power to the Profession
Boys in School
Montessori
I am a Montessorian, certified by American Montessori Society www.amshq.org, a trainer with Dallas Montessori Teacher Education Program www.dallasmontessori.com, and a Montessori parent and grandparent www.casadepazmontessori.com and stfrancisirving.org.
Observation of children learning

Rubrics for ECE 366.rtf

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