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ECE 101 - Child Growth & Development - Antoinette Ricardo

Course:Child Growth & Development
Professor:Antoinette Ricardo
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 8 Week


Hello and welcome to ECE 101! I look forward to our time together this summer and hope your experience in this class will insightful and positive. Please take the time to read the orientation letter. If you have any questions or need any type of clarification, feel free to ask.

Course Description

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 (will be altered due to COVID-19). Formerly ECE 120.

What to Expect in this Course

This course is 3 units. Past students have shared how important time management is to success. To help you manage your time, please understand that this course requires a time commitment of approximately 30 hours per week. -9.6hours per week in class -19.2hours per week on assignments, homework, reading text, etc. (equivalent of 2 hours of out of class work per hour of class). Students will be required to complete a weekly module, composed of various assignments and readings/videos. Modules will open every Monday and close every Sunday at 11:59pm.

**This course is very content heavy and we will be moving at a relatively fast pace, 2 modules/week.We will be doing everything a regular 3 unit course does in 8 weeks; please keep that in mind.** 

Types of Assessments

This course will include the following assignments: 1. Journals 2. Online Quizzes 3. Online Learning Activities 4. Online Discussion Boards 5. Pregnancy & Birth Interview 6. Adolescent Interview 7. Observation Project: 1, 2, & 3

Textbook Information

The textbook for this course is available for FREE online. The book will be posted in its entirety in Canvas and individual chapters will be included in sections. If you want to purchase a print copy, it is available in black and white at the Bookstore. The book is an Open Educational Resource (OER) that I and two other COC ECE faculty authored. It was peer reviewed by several other COC ECE Faculty and was piloted with ECE 101 students in Spring 2019

Other Relevant Course Information

If you would like to add the class, please email me to see if there is any space available in the course. In addition, make sure you are on the course waiting list.I will assign add codes according to waitlist order.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 05/20/2021 Sub#: 10