Early Childhood Education
CHILD DEVELOPMENT: BIRTH TO SIX
ECE 100
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Online course in child growth and development from birth to age six years, including physical, emotional, cultural, cognitive, and creative age-related changes. Application to early childhood programs in centers and homes. [GE]
SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
ECE 102
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Explores the theories, issues and applications of science and math concepts in activities and environments for preschool aged children. Investigates the strategies of teaching through the discovery and use of science and math curriculums in their surroundings. [GE]
INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION I
ECE 105
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Theories and practices for inclusive early childhood education programs. Explores personal perceptions of disabilities and commonly held biases and the impact of environmental influences on ability. Prerequisite: EDUC& 203 (or ECE 104). [GE]
INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION II
ECE 106
2 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Theories and practices for inclusive early childhood programs. Documents a student's interests, strengths, and needs and develops an inclusion plan that supports those areas. Prerequisite: ECE 105. [GE]
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION WORKSHOPS
ECE 111
1 - 3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
In-service and special topic seminars for those currently working with groups of young children. Each 3-week session is offered for one credit. Students may take any or all of the sessions. A maximum of six credits of ECE 111 may be applied to major area requirements for a degree in Early Childhood Education. [GE]
LITERATURE AND STORYTELLING FOR CHILDREN
ECE 116
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
An overall look at the role storytelling and literature play in the development of the young child. Focuses on how storytelling and literature impact literacy, aesthetic development, cultural development, as well as how they support the whole child. Includes resources in the community, delivery techniques and how to select appropriate books and literature. [GE]
REFLECTIVE PRACTICES IN EARLY LEARNING
ECE 133
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
A comprehensive overview and theoretical exploration of perspectives regarding multiple contexts including race, culture, ethnicity, language, class, gender, sexual orientation, atypical and typical abilities. Focus on biases that may impact learners' work as reflective practitioners working with children and families. Focus on effective anti-bias strategies. Meets General Education transfer requirements. [GE]
PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES IN EARLY CARE & EDUC
ECE 135
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Developing effective partnerships with families in early care and education programs. Topics include family-centered theories and practices related to welcoming families and building relationships, communicating, working through conflicts, honoring diversity, family involvement and support, and parent education. [GE]
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
ECE 199
1 - 5 Credits
165 hours of clinical
Supervised work experience in an approved job. Completion of specific learning objectives and employer evaluations. Completion of, or concurrent in, HDEV 195, 198, or 200 required. Prerequisite: ECE 121, 209 and 210, and consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN II
ECE 211
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Further develop curriculum planning processes with a special emphasis on scheduling and project approach planning using observations of children's play and knowledge of child development. Areas of study include science, math, group experiences, music/movement, and outdoors. Conduct case studies and provide peer support and feedback. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 212 required. Prerequisite: ECE 209, or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
LEARNING EXP FOR YOUNG CHILDREN II LAB
ECE 212
3 Credits
66 hours of lab
Lab experience in Early Childhood Education Laboratory School. Plan, implement and analyze plans in relation to relevant topics in ECE 211. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 211 required. Prerequisite: ECE 210, or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN III
ECE 213
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Further develop curriculum planning processes with special emphasis on emergent and integrated thematic approaches while applying knowledge of multiple intelligences. Areas of study include parent/teacher relationships, teacher development stages, staff communication and relationships. In-depth study of individual and cultural diversity as related to knowledge of child development. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 214 required. Prerequisite: ECE 211, or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
LEARNING EXP FOR YOUNG CHILDREN III LAB
ECE 214
3 Credits
66 hours of lab
Lab experiences in Early Childhood Education Laboratory School. Plan, implement and analyze plans in relation to relevant topics in ECE 213. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 213 required. Prerequisite: ECE 212, or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
EARLY CHILDHOOD SEMINAR
ECE 215
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Seminar on professionalism, ethics and issues in teaching and administration. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 199, 15 hours per week required as field placement for students in teaching degree program. Prerequisite: ECE 214, or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
SELECTED TOPICS
ECE 280
1 - 3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Selected topics in Early Childhood Education as listed in the quarterly class schedule. May be repeated for credit. [GE]
SPECIAL PROJECTS
ECE 290
1 - 3 Credits
Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]