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HDFS 217 - Creative Experiences for Children

  • 3 credits
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Theories of play and creativity as the foundation for examining the role of interdisciplinary interests (arts, music, literature, science, math) in early childhood development. Exploration of creative techniques appropriate for young children (ages 0-8 years) and how these strategies enhance the child’s self-expression, creativity, and development in educational, medical, and therapeutic settings. Exploration of curriculum cycle: observation, planning, implementation, reflection, and feedback.


HDFS 101 (Individual and Family Development) or PSY 100 (General Psychology)

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Course materials are available on the course site and do not need to be purchased.


Day Halsey
Day Halsey

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Day Halsey is a Senior Instructor faculty member in the Human Development and Family Studies Department at CSU. She has taught HDFS courses at CSU since 2007. Her interests include early childhood development and education, creativity development, and 21st century learning and environments.