Portland-State-University 2021-2022 Bulletin

ECED 571 Play: Curriculum in Early Childhood Education

Inquiry into theory and research on play, including cultural contexts and meaning of play in early childhood. Develop a theoretical and working understanding of adult roles in the facilitation of play, including the role of development, culture, gender, and ability. Practice observation of children’s play as a context for assessment and documentation. Review, develop, and implement curriculum with a focus on play in child-centered inclusive approaches that draw on children’s diverse strengths and contexts.




Undergraduate early childhood education coursework or teaching experience with young children.
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