Childcare and the education of the ante pre-school child

Course Code: MET 1105 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Education Sciences - Masters • Field of study: Psycho-pedagogy of Early Education and Small Schooling
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Ramona Stefana Petrovan
Seminar tutor: Ramona Stefana Petrovan
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 28
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 5

Course aims:

1. To use and identify a new vision upon the educational services for children younger than 3 years old2. To identify the principles of early education in the context of the contemporary education
3. To build activities for the development of the social and emotional behaviour of the ante pre-school children4. To build educational programmes with activities aiming to increase the general respond to stimuli in order to develop the learning capacity and aptitudes
5. To perform activities of psychomotor care and stimulation for children in order to increase their level of independence6. To build activities that ensure the formation and the perfection of the verbal behaviour for ante pre-school children
7. To manage correctly the relation with the families7. To manage correctly the relation with the families
8. To use modalities of individualisation for the educational programmes

Course Entry Requirements:

The main objective of the discipline is for the students to develop competencies related to the knowing of the ante pre-school children and their education needs

Course contents:

1. Early education. The principles and the organisation of the early education in Romania 2. Psycho-pedagogical theories for the early education. Correlations with the main stages of development for the age of 0-3 3. Teacher’s competencies in the childcare institutions 4. Types of activities for the ante pre-school childcare services 5. Aspects related to the organisation of the educational environment and of the daily routine in ante pre-school childcare institutions 6. Applying the curriculum for the early education for the child under 3 years old 7. The specifics of teaching the child from birth up to 3 years old. The play for small children. The interaction of the child with the adult 8. The evaluation of the child. The observation of the child 9. Partnership for educational actions

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification, case study, debate

Learning outcomes:

Written exam 50% Practical experiments and intervention; activity portfolio 50%

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written exam 50%Practical experiments and intervention; activity portfolio 50%

Recommended reading:

Fumărel, S., Şovar, R., Vrăsmaş, E.,, ., Educaţia timpurie a copiilor în vârstă de 0-7 ani, Unicef, Ed. Alternative, București, 1995, 1-30.
Ionescu, M., Repere fundamentale în învăţarea şi dezvoltarea timpurie a copilului de la naştere la 7 ani., UNICEF, Ed. Vanemonde, București, 2010, 1-65.
Păun, Emil, Iucu, Romiţă, Educaţia preşcolară în România, Ed. Polirom, Iași, 2002, 1-75.
Petrovan R, Educație timpurie, Seria didactica, Alba Iulia, 2018, 1-70.
8. Janet, Gonzalez-Mena., ) Child, Family, and Community: Family-Centered Early Care and Education (6th Edition), Publisher Merrill, Publisher Merrill, 2011, 1-10.