Fall 2014
Early Childhood Education Classes

******** -- Shows that it is One of the Eight Core Standard Classes


Units

ECE 101 Child Growth And Development********

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101 or 101H

Examines the major physical, psychosocial, and cognitive/language developmental milestones of children, both typical and atypical from conception through adolescence. Emphasizing interactions between maturational processes and environmental factors. While studying developmental theory and investigative research methodologies. Field observation required. Formerly ECE-120.


3.0

ECE 121 Principles And Practices Of Teaching Young Children********

Prerequisite: ECE-101

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101 or 101H

Examines underlying principles of developmentally appropriate practices applied to programs, environments, emphasizing the key role of relationships, constructive adult-child interactions, and teaching strategies in supporting physical, social, creative and intellectual development for all children. This course includes a review of the historical roots of early childhood programs and the evolution of professional practices promoting advocacy, ethics and professional identity. Formerly ECE-110.


3.0

ECE 123 Introduction To Curriculum For Young Children********

Prerequisite: ECE-121

Presents an overview of the knowledge and skills needed to provide developmentally appropriate curriculum for young children. Examines the teacher's role in supporting development, fostering the joy of learning, and creativity through the essential role of play. Content areas include language/literacy, social/emotional/sensory learning, art, music, math, science, health/safety, and motor development. Formerly ECE-115.

 

3.0

ECE-125 Child, Family and Community********

Prerequisite: ECE-101

Examines the developing child in a societal context focusing on the interrelationship of family, school and community and emphasizing historical and socio-cultural factors. Meets the requirement for licensing and the Child Development Permit.

 

3.0

ECE 127 Health, Safety, Nutrition For Children********

Introduces the regulations, policies, and procedures for early childhood curriculum related to child health, safety, and nutrition. Explores the importance of collaboration with families and health professionals to ensure physical health, mental health and safety for all children, families, and professionals. New*


3.0

ECE 129 Observation And Assessment********

Prerequisite: ECE-123

Introduces the regulations, policies, and procedures for early childhood curriculum related to child health, safety, and nutrition. Explores the importance of collaboration with families and health professionals to ensure physical health, mental health and safety for all children, families, and professionals. New*

 

3.0

ECE-130 Infant/Toddler Development and Curriculum

Surveys infant/toddler development and its implications for group child care settings, including principles of infant/toddler philosophy and care giving.

 

3.0

ECE 131 Practicum – Field Experience********

CSU 27.00 hours lecture, 81.00 hours lab

Prerequisite: ECE-129

Provides guided supervision for early childhood education. Focuses on connecting theory to practice, and enhancing professional behaviors. Students additionally plan and implement child-centered, play-oriented approaches to teaching, learning, and assessment. New*

 

3.0

ECE-135 School Age Child Care Programs and Curriculum

Examines the need for and design of school age child care programs, emphasizing developmental stages of the child ages 5-13, curriculum development, the relationship of the family, and the special needs of the school age child.

 

3.0

ECE-140 Recreational Leadership in School Age Child Care

Presents different leadership techniques and styles as they apply to various recreational activities for school age children, emphasizing behavioral management skills, and recreational activities for large groups of children.

 

3.0

ECE-144 Music and Motor Development for the Young Child

Provides the basic skills, methods and theory in music and motor activities relating to the young child, including developing a portfolio of materials, lesson plans and classroom demonstrations.

 

2.0

ECE-151 Art and Creativity for Young Children

Explore arts and creativity in young children, including selection of developmentally appropriate media, motivational techniques and classroom arrangements. A creative art curriculum resource file will be developed.

 

2.0

ECE-155 Science and Math for the Young Child

Provides an experiential and discovery approach to learning in the areas of science and math. Students plan and implement developmentally appropriate math and science experiences for young children and apply theoretical concepts in a variety of ways.

 

2.0

ECE-156 Literature and Language Development for the Young Child

Emphasizes a basic understanding of how children learn language skills, including developing techniques to promote and establish a language and literature program in the preschool setting through the use of flannel board activities, stories, puppets, drama, finger plays and circle activities.

 

2.0

ECE-160 Understanding and Education of Exceptional Children

Introduces the field of special education, emphasizing the developmental theories as they apply to the understanding and education of exceptional children through age eight. Overview of special needs categories as defined by PL94-142 (IDEA), inclusion, and preparation of Individual Education Plan (IEP).

 

3.0

ECE-165 Teaching Children in a Diverse Community********

Covers the impact of social, political, economic and cultural issues that shape values, beliefs, and behaviors. Students explore their own experiences to increase their understanding of the impact these issues have on teaching children in a multicultural, multilingual, diverse community.

 

3.0



ECE-201 Supervision and Administration of Children's Programs

Prerequisites:ECE-101 or PSYCH-172/172H, ECE-121 & ECE-125

Principles and practices of supervision and administration of children's programs. Content includes Title 22 and Title 5 requirements regarding organizational structure, budgets, personnel policies and practices, record keeping, reporting, community relationships and resources, regulatory agencies and parents. Also reviews social and public policy and professional groups influencing child development today.

 

3.0

ECE-202 Advanced Supervision and Administration of Children's Programs

Prerequisite: ECE-201

Provides opportunities for administrators of children's programs to learn techniques in hiring and training staff. Covers philosophies of management and staff relations including team building and human resource development. Course meets one of the requirements of the Child Development Permits for Site Supervisor or Program Director as needed for Title 5 programs.

 

3.0

ECE-220 Adult Supervision in ECE: The Mentoring Process

Covers all aspects of supervising the adult learner in a child care setting, as well as the use of the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale (Harmes and Clifford), an instrument used to evaluate the quality of early childhood environments. Satisfies the adult supervision requirement for the Master Teacher level of the Child Development Permit from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Required for candidates of the Mentor Teacher Program.

2.0

 
Former Early Childhood Education AS Classes,
for people with catalog rights prior to Fall 2014
 


Units
ECE-110 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
Introduces the study of early childhood education, including the history and philosophy of early education, issues of development, teacher roles, partnerships with parents, and the current issues and trends in the field of early childhood education. Field observation at sites designated by the instructor will be required. Meets the partial core requirement to teach in a Title 22 or Title 5 program and meets a core requirement for licensing and the Child Development Permit. Currently ECE 121- Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children.
 
3.0
ECE-115 Curriculum and Classroom Management of Early Childhood Education
Prerequisite: ECE-110
Covers planning and implementation of a developmentally appropriate preschool environment including curriculum and behavior management techniques. A continuation of ECE 110. Currently ECE 123- Introduction to Curriculum for Young Children.
 
3.0
ECE-116A Curriculum and Classroom Management Lab A
Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in or previous completion of ECE-110.
Provides hands-on experience observing and implementing developmentally appropriate practice as applied to ECE 110 by assisting master teachers in the classroom environment. No longer offered.
 
1.0
ECE-116B Curriculum and Classroom Management Lab B
Prerequisite: CHLDEV-116A or ECE 116A
Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in or previous completion ofECE-115
Provides hands-on experience observing and implementing developmentally appropriate practice as applied to ECE 115 by assisting master or mentor teachers in the preschool environment. No longer offered.
 
1.0
ECE-116C Curriculum and Classroom Management Lab C
Prerequisite: ECE/CHLDEV-116A and 116B.
Third in a series of hands-on experience observing and implementing developmentally appropriate practice as applied to the theory classes ECE 110 and ECE 115. Student teachers assist in the ECE environment, plan, and implement weekly group activities as well as plan, facilitate and evaluate two full sessions (TBA). Last time being offered in Fall 2014.
 
1.0
ECE-120 Child Growth and Development
Examines the major physical, psychosocial, and cognitive/language developmental milestones for children, both typical and atypical, from conception through adolescence. Meets part of the Title 22 core requirements to work in a licensed early childhood program. Currently ECE 101- Child Growth and Development.
 
3.0
ECE-125 Child, Family and Community
Examines the developing child in a societal context focusing on the interrelationship of family, school and community and emphasizing historical and socio-cultural factors. Meets the requirement for licensing and the Child Development Permit.
 
3.0
ECE-130 Infant/Toddler Development and Curriculum
Surveys infant/toddler development and its implications for group child care settings, including principles of infant/toddler philosophy and care giving.
 
3.0
ECE-135 School Age Child Care Programs and Curriculum
Examines the need for and design of school age child care programs, emphasizing developmental stages of the child ages 5-13, curriculum development, the relationship of the family, and the special needs of the school age child.
 
3.0
ECE-140 Recreational Leadership in School Age Child Care
Presents different leadership techniques and styles as they apply to various recreational activities for school age children, emphasizing behavioral management skills, and recreational activities for large groups of children.
 
3.0
ECE-144 Music and Motor Development for the Young Child
Provides the basic skills, methods and theory in music and motor activities relating to the young child, including developing a portfolio of materials, lesson plans and classroom demonstrations.
 
2.0
ECE-151 Art and Creativity for Young Children
Explore arts and creativity in young children, including selection of developmentally appropriate media, motivational techniques and classroom arrangements. A creative art curriculum resource file will be developed.
 
2.0
ECE-155 Science and Math for the Young Child
Provides an experiential and discovery approach to learning in the areas of science and math. Students plan and implement developmentally appropriate math and science experiences for young children and apply theoretical concepts in a variety of ways.
 
2.0
ECE-156 Literature and Language Development for the Young Child
Emphasizes a basic understanding of how children learn language skills, including developing techniques to promote and establish a language and literature program in the preschool setting through the use of flannel board activities, stories, puppets, drama, finger plays and circle activities.
 
2.0
ECE-160 Understanding and Education of Exceptional Children
Introduces the field of special education, emphasizing the developmental theories as they apply to the understanding and education of exceptional children through age eight. Overview of special needs categories as defined by PL94-142 (IDEA), inclusion, and preparation of Individual Education Plan (IEP).
 
3.0
ECE-165 Teaching Children in a Diverse Community
Covers the impact of social, political, economic and cultural issues that shape values, beliefs, and behaviors. Students explore their own experiences to increase their understanding of the impact these issues have on teaching children in a multicultural, multilingual, diverse community.
 
3.0
ECE-175 Childhood Health and Safety
Introduces common childhood illnesses, emphasizing safety issues, licensing regulations, and health codes pertaining to children and children's programs. American Red Cross certification for First Aid and Community CPR is included.
 
1.0
ECE-201 Supervision and Administration of Children's Programs
Prerequisites: ECE-110, ECE-120 or PSYCH-172/172H, & ECE-125
Principles and practices of supervision and administration of children's programs. Content includes Title 22 and Title 5 requirements regarding organizational structure, budgets, personnel policies and practices, record keeping, reporting, community relationships and resources, regulatory agencies and parents. Also reviews social and public policy and professional groups influencing child development today.
 
3.0
ECE-202 Advanced Supervision and Administration of Children's Programs
Prerequisite: ECE-201
Provides opportunities for administrators of children's programs to learn techniques in hiring and training staff. Covers philosophies of management and staff relations including team building and human resource development. Course meets one of the requirements of the Child Development Permits for Site Supervisor or Program Director as needed for Title 5 programs.
 
3.0
ECE-220 Adult Supervision in ECE: The Mentoring Process
Covers all aspects of supervising the adult learner in a child care setting, as well as the use of the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale (Harmes and Clifford), an instrument used to evaluate the quality of early childhood environments. Satisfies the adult supervision requirement for the Master Teacher level of the Child Development Permit from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Required for candidates of the Mentor Teacher Program.
2.0