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  1. ECE 1000 Foundations of Inclusive ECE Practices

    Credits:
    3
    Lecture Hours:
    2
    Lab Hours:
    2
    Lab Fee:
    $10.00
    Course Description:

    This comprehensive survey course of Early Childhood Education identifies the core knowledge and competencies necessary for individuals working with all young children, including young children with deveopmental delays. This course is designed to: introduce students to the field of early childhood; gain an understanding of the complexity of the field and the issues around it; develop an awareness of the diversity of young children, including cultural, linguistic and developmental differences, and populations with whom early childhood professionals work; and provide the opportunity to apply that knowledge with young children and their families within a variety of early childhood settings. Six field experience hours in an approved, inclusive early childhood center are required.

    Prerequisites:
    (CRD0020LE OR ENG0710LE OR ENG0720LE OR ENG1020LE OR ENG1050LE OR ENG1060LE) AND (CWR0040LE OR CWR0050LE OR ENG0810LE OR ENG1020LE OR ENG1050LE OR ENG1060LE) OR ENG102LELB OR ENG105LELB OR ENG106LE
    Corequisites:
    ECE1010LE
    Semesters

    FALL 2014

    • Section:
      VC01M
      Date:
      8/20 - 12/12
      Time From - To:
      1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
      Books
      • Title
        DEC Recommended Practices: A Comprehensive Guide
        Author(s)
        Hemmeter, Smith, McClean
        Copyright
        ISBN
        10: 978-0-9773772-2-0
        Cost
        $0.00
      • Title
        Differentiating for the Young Child
        Author(s)
        J. Smutny
        Copyright
        ISBN
        13:9781412975568
        Cost
        $0.00
      • Title
        Early Childhood Education Today 13th edition
        Author(s)
        G. Morrison
        Copyright
        ISBN
        9780133436501
        Cost
        $0.00
      • Title
        Developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood programs: Serving children birth through 8
        Author(s)
        Copple & Bredekamp (2009)
        Copyright
        ISBN
        978020521691
        Cost
        $0.00
  2. ECE 1010 Teacher as a Professional

    Credits:
    1
    Lecture Hours:
    1
    Lab Hours:
    0
    Lab Fee:
    $0.00
    Course Description:

    Understanding professionalism in the field of early childhood education proves necessary in supporting early childhood educators' understanding of the profession, the seriousness of their work with young children,and the implications of their actions and relationships in the field. 6 hours of field experience are required for this class.

    Prerequisites:
    Corequisites:
    Semesters

    FALL 2014

    • Section:
      DC01M
      Offer Days:
      T
      Date:
      8/20 - 12/12
      Time From - To:
      11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
      Books
      • Title
        Ethics and the Early Childhood Educator
        Author(s)
        Feeney & Freeman
        Copyright
        ISBN
        1-928896-27-8
        Cost
        $0.00
      • Title
        DEC Recommended Practices: A Comprehensive Guide
        Author(s)
        Sandall, Hemmeter, Smith and McClean
        Copyright
        ISBN
        10: 978-0-9773772-2-0
        Cost
        $0.00
      • Title
        Professionalism in Early Childhood Education: Doing Our Best for Young Children
        Author(s)
        Feeney
        Copyright
        ISBN
        978-0137064700
        Cost
        $15.99
      • Title
        Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Early Childhood Programs: Serving Children Birth through age 8
        Author(s)
        Copple & Bredekamp (2009)
        Copyright
        ISBN
        9780205216901
        Cost
        $0.00
  3. ECE 1020 CDA I

    Credits:
    4
    Lecture Hours:
    4
    Lab Hours:
    0
    Lab Fee:
    $0.00
    Course Description:

    CDA I along with CDA II provides students with 120 hours of training required by the Council of Early Childhood Professional Recognition/CDA National Credential Program. Course content correlates directly to the six national CDA Competency Goals and 13 Functional Areas used to evaluate a caregiver's performance with children and families. Students must show evidence of current employment in a childcare setting (center-based, family childcare, home visitor) and have accrued 480 clock hours of experience working with young children in the past 5 years. Upon completion of CDA I and II students are eligble to submit their application for assessment through the Council for Professional Recognition and obtain their CDA credential. Completion of CDA I and II waives ECE 1000 and 11010.

    Prerequisites:
    Corequisites:
  4. ECE 1030 CDA II

    Credits:
    4
    Lecture Hours:
    0
    Lab Hours:
    0
    Lab Fee:
    $0.00
    Course Description:

    CDA I along with CDA II provides students with 120 hours of training required by the Council of Early Childhood Professional Recognition/CDA National Credential Program. Course content correlates directly to the six national CDA Competency Goals and 13 Functional Areas used to evaluate a caregiver's performance with children and families. Students must show evidence of current employment in a childcare setting (center-based, family childcare, home visitor) and have accrued 480 clock hours of experience working with young children in the past 5 years. Upon completion of CDA I and II students are eligble to submit their application for assessment through the Council for Professional Recognition and obtain their CDA credential. Completion of CDA I and II waives ECE 1000 and 11010.

    Prerequisites:
    ECE1020LE
    Corequisites:
  5. ECE 1100 Child Development

    Credits:
    3
    Lecture Hours:
    2
    Lab Hours:
    2
    Lab Fee:
    $10.00
    Course Description:

    This course is designed to establish awareness of the sequential developmental stages and age appropriate expectations of physical, social, emotional, creative and cognitive development while understanding the individual child. This comprehensive course examines relevant issues related to the development of all young children birth-8 years of age with attention given to the socio-cultural factors that influence individual development. Application of course material within the classroom will focus on creating supportive, challenging, and safe learning environments that support all children’s development. Field experience hours in an approved early childhood center are required. (Fall)

    Prerequisites:
    (CRD0020LE OR ENG0710LE OR ENG0720LE OR ENG1020LE OR ENG1050LE OR ENG1060LE) AND (CWR0040LE OR CWR0050LE OR ENG1020LE OR ENG1050LE OR ENG1060LE) OR ENG102LELB OR ENG105LELB OR ENG106LE
    Corequisites:
    Semesters

    FALL 2014

    • Section:
      DC01M
      Offer Days:
      TR
      Date:
      8/20 - 12/12
      Time From - To:
      12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
      Books
      • Title
        DEC Recommended practices: A Comprehensive Guide.
        Author(s)
        Hemmeter, Smith, McClean
        Copyright
        ISBN
        978-0-9773772-2-0
        Cost
        $0.00
      • Title
        Children & Their Development pkg., 6th edition
        Author(s)
        Kail
        Copyright
        ISBN
        9780205216901
        Cost
        $167.20
      • Title
        Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs, 3rd edition
        Author(s)
        NAEYC
        Copyright
        ISBN
        9781928896647
        Cost
        $41.65
  6. ECE 1200 Observation, Documentation and Assessment in ECE

    Credits:
    3
    Lecture Hours:
    3
    Lab Hours:
    0
    Lab Fee:
    $10.00
    Course Description:

    This course is designed to study various methods of observation and apply assessment strategies. Topics explored include methods of observation, child study, portfolio development, classroom practices and learning environments as the means of informing curriculum and supporting children and their families both within the classroom and at home. Students will apply their classroom knowledge by observing, recording and reflecting on classroom practices and child behavior during their field experiences in early childhood educational settings. Field experience hours in an approved early childhood center are required. (Spring)

    Prerequisites:
    (CRD0020LE OR ENG0710LE OR ENG0720LE OR ENG1020LE OR ENG1050LE OR ENG1060LE) AND (ENG0810LE OR ENG1020LE OR ENG1050LE OR ENG1060LE OR CWR0040LE OR CWR0050LE) OR ENG102LELB OR ENG105LELB OR ENG106LE
    Corequisites:
  7. ECE 1210 Infant & Toddler Curriculum

    Credits:
    3
    Lecture Hours:
    3
    Lab Hours:
    0
    Lab Fee:
    $10.00
    Course Description:

    This course provides an overview of the growth and development of children from birth to three years of age in all developmental domains. Students will engage in reflective practices and gain an understanding of the importance of responding and supporting the individual child that leads to a level of increased competence in working and interacting with infants, toddlers and their families. Course content will provide information on creating safe and nurturing learning environments with an emphasis on planning a holistic curriculum based on best practices for infants and toddlers. Field experience hours in an approved early childhood center are required. (Spring)

    Prerequisites:
    ECE1000LBLE AND ECE1100LBLE AND ECE1200LE
    Corequisites:
  8. ECE 1420 Creative Experiences in ECE

    Credits:
    3
    Lecture Hours:
    2
    Lab Hours:
    2
    Lab Fee:
    $62.00
    Course Description:

    This course supports the role of creativity and play in early childhood education through developmentally appropriate visual, music, kinesthetic and dramatic practices. Students will engage in preparing and supporting appropriate environments and design creative experiences for the individual, developmental needs of young children across the curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on the role of open-ended creative experiences across the curriculum and in all content areas. Field experience hours in an approved early childhood center are required. (Spring)

    Prerequisites:
    ECE1000LBLE AND ECE1100LBLE AND ECE1200LE
    Corequisites:
  9. ECE 1990 Transfer-In 100 level

    Credits:
    0
    Lecture Hours:
    0
    Lab Hours:
    0
    Lab Fee:
    $0.00
    Course Description:

    Prerequisites:
    Corequisites:
  10. ECE 2030 Family, School, & Community

    Credits:
    3
    Lecture Hours:
    3
    Lab Hours:
    0
    Lab Fee:
    $10.00
    Course Description:

    This course is designed to explore the sociocultural context of the family, school and community as pertinent influences on learning and essential to the role of the teacher, paraprofessional or any professional working with children and their families. Emphasis will be on the cultural, linguistic, and ability diversity of children, families, and communities and intentional research based practices for effective family and community partnerships are included to assist students in establishing a deeper awareness of family systems, effective home/school communication and collaborative practices. Students will recognize their essential role in effective partnerships and communication with families. Six ield experience hours are required for this course. (Spring)

    Prerequisites:
    ECE1000LBLE AND ECE1100LBLE AND ECE1200LE AND ECE1010LE
    Corequisites:
  11. ECE 2130 Nutrition, Health, and Safety

    Credits:
    3
    Lecture Hours:
    3
    Lab Hours:
    0
    Lab Fee:
    $10.00
    Course Description:

    This course addresses the essential components for promoting children’s wellness and health through awareness, effective practices and health education. Students will engage in creating and maintaining safe learning environments and learn how to meet children’s essential nutritional needs through meal planning and nutrition education. Students will also learn how to implement and plan educational opportunities for children and their families related to nutrition, health and safety. Field experience hours in an approved early childhood center are required. (Spring)

    Prerequisites:
    ECE1000LBLE AND ECE1100LBLE AND ECE1200LE
    Corequisites:
  12. ECE 2300 Integrated Curriculum for Early Childhood Education

    Credits:
    3
    Lecture Hours:
    2
    Lab Hours:
    2
    Lab Fee:
    $52.00
    Course Description:

    This course engages students in the study and design of curriculum that supports developmentally appropriate practices in the early childhood classroom and integrates content areas in meaningful and purposeful ways. Emphasis is placed on planning for student learning based on children’s interests through open-ended experiences in math, science, social studies, the arts and play. Students will implement a variety of experiences in early childhood classrooms based on classroom observations and children’s interests as the means of facilitating quality learning experiences that naturally support the early learning content standards. Field experiences in an approved early childhood center are required. (Fall)

    Prerequisites:
    ECE1000LBLE AND ECE1100LBLE AND ECE1200LE
    Corequisites:
    Semesters

    FALL 2014

    • Section:
      DC01M
      Offer Days:
      MW
      Date:
      8/20 - 12/12
      Time From - To:
      10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
      Books
      • Title
        Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understand and Independence for all Learners 1st ed
        Author(s)
        R. Ritchhart, M Church, K Morrison
        Copyright
        ISBN
        047091551
        Cost
        $0.00
      • Title
        Enthusiastic and Engage Learners 1st edition
        Author(s)
        M. Hyson
        Copyright
        ISBN
        0807748803
        Cost
        $0.00
      • Title
        Designs for Living and Learning 1st ed
        Author(s)
        Deb Curtis and Margie Carter
        Copyright
        ISBN
        1-929610-29-7
        Cost
        $0.00
      • Title
        DEC Recommended Practices: A Comprehensive Guide
        Author(s)
        Sandall, Hemmeter, Smith and McClean (2005)
        Copyright
        ISBN
        10: 978-0-9773772-2-0
        Cost
        $0.00
      • Title
        Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Early Childhood Programs: Serving children birth through 8
        Author(s)
        Copple, Bredekamp
        Copyright
        ISBN
        9780205216901
        Cost
        $0.00
      • Title
        Worms, Shadows, and Whirlpools: Science in the Early Childhood Classroom 1st ed
        Author(s)
        Worth & Grollman
        Copyright
        ISBN
        9780325005737
        Cost
        $31.95
      • Title
        Young Investigators; The Project Approach, 2nd edition
        Author(s)
        Katz
        Copyright
        ISBN
        9780807751534
        Cost
        $24.95
      • Title
        Engaging Children's Minds: The Project Approach
        Author(s)
        Katz
        Copyright
        ISBN
        9781567505016
        Cost
        $38.95
  13. ECE 2400 Behavior Guidance for Young Children

    Credits:
    3
    Lecture Hours:
    3
    Lab Hours:
    0
    Lab Fee:
    $0.00
    Course Description:

    This course engages students in the study of theory outlining developmentally appropriate methods for guiding children’s behavior along with effective strategies for preventing and handling day-to-day misbehavior. Methods focus on positive guidance for young children, prevention of potential issues in the early childhood setting, and techniques for supporting children in learning self-regulating and negotiating skills. Students will gain an understanding of the role of the classroom environment as an integral component of supporting positive behaviors in the classroom. Field experiences in an approved early childhood center are required. (Fall)

    Prerequisites:
    ECE1000LBLE AND ECE1100LBLE AND ECE1200LE
    Corequisites:
    Semesters

    FALL 2014

    • Section:
      EC01M
      Offer Days:
      T
      Date:
      8/20 - 12/12
      Time From - To:
      5:00 PM - 7:45 PM
      Books
      • Title
        Challenging Behavior in Young Children 3rd ed
        Author(s)
        B Kaiser and J Raminsky
        Copyright
        ISBN
        0132159120
        Cost
        $0.00
      • Title
        The Power of Guidance: Teaching Social-Emotional Skills in Early Childhood Classrooms 1st ed
        Author(s)
        Gartrell
        Copyright
        ISBN
        1401848567
        Cost
        $117.05
      • Title
        Education for a civil society: How guidance teachers young children democratic life skills
        Author(s)
        Gartrell
        Copyright
        ISBN
        1928896871
        Cost
        $0.00
      • Title
        DEC Recommended practice:A comprehensive guide
        Author(s)
        Sandall, Hemmeter, Smith and McClean
        Copyright
        ISBN
        978-0-9773772-2-0
        Cost
        $0.00
      • Title
        Developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood programs: Serving children birth through age 8
        Author(s)
        Copple, Bredekamp (2009)
        Copyright
        ISBN
        9780205216901
        Cost
        $0.00
  14. ECE 2500 Emergent Language Literacy

    Credits:
    3
    Lecture Hours:
    2
    Lab Hours:
    2
    Lab Fee:
    $0.00
    Course Description:

    This course involves the critical study and application of language development theory, philosophies, evidence-based intervention strategies and literacy instruction for children from birth to 8 years of age as the means of supporting language and emergent literacy for each and every child. Students will explore the foundations of emergent literacy in relation to the developmental continuum of oral, written and read language skills. Knowledge of print, foundational reading and writing skills through developmentally appropriate methods will provide the context for students understanding purposeful literacy experiences that include phonics, story book selection, story reading and storytelling in the classroom. Attention to developing quality literacy environments as the means of supporting culturally, linguistically and developmentally diverse students and families will further support sutdents understanding of a holistic, literacy environment for all children. Twelve hours of field experience in an approved early childhood center are required outside of class time. (Fall)

    Prerequisites:
    ECE1000LBLE AND ECE1100LBLE AND ECE1200LE AND ECE1010LE
    Corequisites:
    Semesters

    FALL 2014

    • Section:
      DC01M
      Offer Days:
      MW
      Date:
      8/20 - 12/12
      Time From - To:
      2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
      Books
      • Title
        Writers and Writing in the Elementary Classroom
        Author(s)
        KR Wood
        Copyright
        ISBN
        10: 0814158161
        Cost
        $0.00
      • Title
        DEC Recommended practices: A comprehensive guide
        Author(s)
        Sandall, Hemmeter, Smith and McClean (2005)
        Copyright
        ISBN
        10: 978-0-9773772-2-0
        Cost
        $0.00
      • Title
        Early Childhood Experiences in Language Arts, 10th edition
        Author(s)
        Machado
        Copyright
        ISBN
        978-1-111-82361-2
        Cost
        $0.00
      • Title
        Developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood programs. Serving children both through age 8
        Author(s)
        Copple & Bredekamp (2009)
        Copyright
        ISBN
        9780205216901
        Cost
        $0.00
      • Title
        Children, Language, and Literacy, 10th edition
        Author(s)
        Genishi
        Copyright
        ISBN
        9780807749746
        Cost
        $29.20
  15. ECE 2630 Administration and Leadership in ECE

    Credits:
    3
    Lecture Hours:
    3
    Lab Hours:
    0
    Lab Fee:
    $0.00
    Course Description:

    This course is the study of the principles, skills and practices necessary to support the development and operation of high quality, early learning environments. Students will examine philosophies and the development of policies necessary to administrative organizational skills. Course knowledge focused on the role of advocacy, staff development and relationships, bookkeeping, record keeping, personnel practices, and the role of early childhood programs in families and communities prepares the student to serve in an administrative position and operate an early childhood program. (Spring)

    Prerequisites:
    Major=Early Childhood Education, AAS AND College Level=Sophomore
    Corequisites:
  16. ECE 2680 Educational Practicum

    Credits:
    3
    Lecture Hours:
    1
    Lab Hours:
    14
    Lab Fee:
    $218.00
    Course Description:

    This Educational Practicum provides the student with the opportunity to practice skills and apply knowledge previously acquired in a supervised setting. The student will plan and implement individual small and large group experiences for children within an educational setting while gain experience in all aspects of group management and collaboration in a center setting. A professional portfolio will be completed by students and the supervising faculty will provide informal and formal feedback based on observations and evaluations. A minimum of 200 Practicum hours in an approved Early Childhood Center are required plus a one hour weekly seminar. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    Prerequisites:
    ( Major=Early Childhood Education, AAS OR Major=Early Childhood, Education Assisting, AIS OR Major=Early Childhood, Family Service Coordinator, ATS OR Major=Early Childhood, Home Visitor, ATS) AND College Level=Sophomore
    Corequisites:
    Semesters

    FALL 2014

    • Section:
      VC01R
      Date:
      8/20 - 12/12
      Time From - To:
      1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
      Books
    • Title
      There are no books for this class
  17. ECE 2682 Special Needs Practicum

    Credits:
    2
    Lecture Hours:
    0
    Lab Hours:
    0
    Lab Fee:
    $0.00
    Course Description:

    This Educational Practicum provides students with the opportunity to build a foundation for the opportunity of working with special needs children from birth to age 5 and their families in inclusive early childhood environments. Knowledge and implementation of inclusionary practices are foundational to the current early childhood professional. This course is designed around the SpecialQuest approach on inclusion. This relationship- and team-based approach to working with children with special needs and their families’ focuses on enhancing and sustaining inclusive services, supports the leadership role of the family and seeks to build integrated and collaborative service delivery (SpecialQuest, 2008). Topics related to working with young children with special needs will be investigated during 1-hour weekly class meetings and observed and implemented within the field. This practicum includes observation and participation in a variety of classroom settings, but is not a student teaching experience. From curriculum to special educational services, students will understand the holistic nature of working with children with special needs and their families both within and outside the early childhood classroom. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisites:
    EDU1320LBLE AND ECE2400LE
    Corequisites:
  18. ECE 2990 Transfer-In 200 level

    Credits:
    0
    Lecture Hours:
    0
    Lab Hours:
    0
    Lab Fee:
    $0.00
    Course Description:

    Prerequisites:
    Corequisites: