This course provides an in-depth review and analysis of historical curriculum

planning approaches for young children and the application of that knowledge in the

design of a unique and individual curriculum philosophy. Study includes the review

of curriculum theories such as Montessori, Bank Street, Waldorf, Reggio-Emilia,

High Scope, Tools of the Mind and the Project Approach. All students will complete

an independent analysis of each approach for the use of environmental and curricular

design, selection of learning materials, teaching and learning strategies, and

philosophical differences. As a final project for this course students will design and

articulate their own curriculum planning philosophy based upon the implication o their study.