Session I  (June 2 - June 27)


EDUC 200 - Theory & Practice in Early Childhood Care and Education

Mary Kloppenberg and Darlene Howland

Starting with a broad historical overview of Child Development and Developmental theories, we will connect ideas about children’s learning and teaching practices with current perspectives of Early Childhood Education. Emphasis will be on recognizing the changing needs and developmental differences of Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers as they grow in all skill areas – motor, cognitive, social/emotional, and language/communication. Through readings, focused observations, writing assignments, and reflective discussions, students will learn to make the connections between developmental understanding and appropriate curriculum planning in an Early Childhood setting.

Time: M, W, Th. 1:30 -4:30pm (Plus 3 Hours of Observation/Lab at WCCC to be arranged).

Location:  Wellesley Community Children's Center Library   

Credit: 1.0 unit (4 sem. hrs.)
Tuition: $2,375
Registration Fee: $50 (non-refundable)



Session II  (June 30 - July 25)


EDUC 201 - Educating Young Children with Special Needs

Becky Geer and Susan Ferguson

An examination of characteristics of young children with special needs and of programs, practices, and services that support them. We will focus on theoretical and applied knowledge about special needs, including communication disorders, sensory impairments, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders, autism spectrum disorders, cognitive impairments, giftedness, and physical and health related disabilities. Screening, assessment, early intervention, individualized education programs, inclusive education, community resources, and family issues will be discussed. We will explore how programs make accommodations and modifications based on young children's special needs. Observations and a three-hour weekly field placement are required.

Time:  T, W, Th (9:00 - 12:00pm)                                                 

Location: PNE 151

Credit: 1.0 unit (4 sem. hrs.)
Tuition: $2,375

Additonal Fees:  $120 Transportation Fee for Field Work & $25 CORI Check
Registration Fee: $50 (non-refundable)


Contact Us

Summer Session
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Corinne Frazer
Tel: 781.283.2200

Sandra Poitras
Tel: 781.283.2756