Visit uwm.edu/sce/coronavirus for information about spring 2021.

Share

AC #5: Best Program Practices for Children & Families in Early Childhood

CURRINS 585

Learn to integrate child growth and development theories, explore current principles and practices, assure multi-cultural and anti-bias approaches to curriculum, understand effective use of space and materials, and strengthen partnerships with families and the community.

Instructor

Catherine Howe Thwaits

Catherine Howe Thwaits

Cathy Howe Thwaits, Ph.D. has worked in the early childhood education field for more than 30 years. Since 1997, she has served as executive director/Head Start director for Marathon County Child Development Agency, Inc. in Wausau, Wisconsin. Prior to Head Start, ... read more

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge of child development theories and principles and the ability to apply them to quality programming
  • Ability to plan for the development of the whole child physically, socially, emotionally, intellectually and artistically
  • Knowledge of curriculum standards and early learning standards
  • Knowledge of licensing, funding and accreditation requirements for quality programs and ability to apply them to program planning
  • Knowledge of professional and ethical guidelines for best practice in early care and education programs and the ability to apply them to program planning
  • Ability to plan for integration of a competent curriculum, materials and activities into all aspects of the program
  • Knowledge of design principles and practices for the use of space in early care and education programs
  • Ability to choose developmentally-appropriate supplies and equipment for early care and education programs
  • Understanding of program evaluation and ability to apply it for program improvement
  • Knowledge of environmental rating scales (e.g., ITERS, ECERS, etc.)
  • Ability to plan for and implement a family-centered child care community
  • Understanding of diverse cultures of families served and ability to apply this understanding to recruitment, staff development, organizational relationships and program planning
  • Knowledge of how to establish and maintain good communication and partnerships with families and to promote strong and meaningful family involvement in the program

Date: Jan 25-Mar 20, 2021

Delivery Method: Online

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Catherine Howe Thwaits Ph.D.

Fee: $1,286 Graduate tuition is $2,252

Undergraduate Credits: 3.0, Graduate Credits: 3.0

Enrollment Limit: 15

Note: For credit registration contact Liz Weber at 414-227-3334 or eweber53@uwm.edu

Registration Deadline: Jan 11, 2021

Date: Jan 25-Mar 20, 2021

Delivery Method: Combined Online

Live Online

Date: 2 Thurs. 1/28 & 2/4

Time: 6:30-8:30pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Course-Paced Online

Available: Jan 25-Mar 20, 2021

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Catherine Howe Thwaits Ph.D.

Fee: $1,286 Graduate tuition is $2,252 | Non-credit is $450

Undergraduate Credits: 3.0, Graduate Credits: 3.0

Enrollment Limit: 15

Note: For credit registration call Liz Weber at 414-227-3334 or email eweber53@uwm.edu

Registration Deadline: Jan 11, 2021

Date: Sept 7-Oct 30, 2021

Delivery Method: Online

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Catherine Howe Thwaits Ph.D.

Fee: $1,286 Graduate tuition is $2252 | Non-credit fee is $450

Undergraduate Credits: 3, Graduate Credits: 3, CEUs: 9.0

Enrollment Limit: 15

Note: For registration information call Liz Weber at 414-227-3334.

Registration Deadline: Aug 20, 2021

Registration opens Mon, May 3, 2021.

Date: Sept 7-Oct 30, 2021

Delivery Method: Combined Online

Live Online

Date: 2 Sat. 9/11 & 9/18

Time: 8:30-10:30am CT

Platform: Zoom

Course-Paced Online

Available: Sept 7-Oct 30, 2021

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Catherine Howe Thwaits Ph.D.

Fee: $1,286 Graduate tuition is $2252 | Non-credit fee is $450

Undergraduate Credits: 3, Graduate Credits: 3, CEUs: 9

Enrollment Limit: 15

Note: For registration information call Liz Weber at 414-227-3334.

Registration Deadline: Aug 20, 2021

Registration opens Mon, May 3, 2021.
Share