Intent Teach/Cognition

Topic: Early Childhood
Instructor: Renee Elias
Method: Face to Face (WRK)
Location: EPD

Course Description:

This newly created, 30-contact hour course is a comprehensive overview of the areas of early childhood research and practice related to cognitive development-those processes, skills and dispositions that are necessary for all learning. This module has been developed to assist in understanding the ways in which early childhood educators can provide quality learning experiences and intentional teaching strategies that appropriately support both approaches toward learning (engagement, curiosity, initiative and creativity) and cognitive development (executive functions, attention and problem solving) as young children construct content knowledge in mathematics, science and social studies. While the module is designed for early childhood educators working primarily with preschool-aged children, the module will explore the continuum of cognitive development from birth to kindergarten.

Course Objectives: This course will incorporate principles of inclusive early childhood practices and elements of effective, reflective, professional development. The following big ideas and threads will be reviewed throughout the course:

  • Play as the vehicle for learning
  • Connections to children's literature
  • Connections with families
  • Universal Design for Learning 
  • Focused and reflective practice

Before registering for Ashland University credit, you must visit for specific registration, site and time information for all Pre-K/K SIRI classes. If this site does not provide registration information call 1-800-678-6352 .

In order to receive a grade (S) please fax your certificate of completion to 440-366-4066 or email it to

Cost: $350
Timespan of Course:
September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014
Contact E-mail:

Meeting Times

  • Location of Meeting: 
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Registration Information:
Course Number: 337
Course Section Name: EDU*6210*Z1
Academic Term: 14/GW
Academic Level: GW
Credits: 2.00
Subject: EDU