EDCI 421

Origins, Influences and Trends in Early Education Programs

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

Formerly: ED-B 440

An examination of how historical, philosophical, developmental, political and sociological factors determine today's programs for preschool, daycare, kindergarten and primary. Addresses the questions: Where do early childhood programs come from? Why is there such variety in programs for children and families? and What can we learn from other programs and other countries?.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of EDCI 421, ED-B 440.

Pre- or Co-requisites:

  • EDCI 321 or ED-B 339; or
  • permission of the department.

Undergraduate course in Curriculum and Instruction Studies offered by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the Faculty of Education.

Summer Fall Spring

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