ECE 104 - Introduction to Early Childhood Curriculum - Kristin Beeve
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I am a proud adjunct faculty member of the Early Childhood department at College of the Canyons. I have been with the department since Fall 2006. Prior to teaching at College of the Canyons, I worked as a Program Coordinator for Bright Horizons Family Solutions at the Warner Bros. Studios Children's Center for 9 years.
Additionally, I have been employed as a Lead Preschool Teacher for the Disney Children's Center, as well as a Teachers assistant for Glendale Community College Parent Education Program. I have been an active member of NAEYC and have assisted the programs I worked with to achieve accreditation status. I presented workshops for the CAEYC conferences and have also served as a Parent Education workshop speaker for various programs funded through LAUP.
I hold a Master's Degree in Child Development/Child Life from the University of LaVerne and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development from CSUN. When I am not teaching, I love spending time with my husband Greg and our two children, Emily and Matthew.
ECE 104: Introduction to Curriculum is a course focused on understanding the foundations behind intentional teaching practices and creating learning experiences for young children founded in developmentally appropriate practices.
ECE 104 is a semester length (16 week) asynchronous online course, meaning completion of content/assignments for the course will be online only. We will use COC Canvas for this course. Prerequisite for ECE 104 is: ECE 100 Introduction to Principles and Practices. This ECE 104 course will cover the early childhood educator’s role in planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate program for young children. It will include comprehensive review of materials, resources and activities for learning domains and academic content areas, creating learning environments, routines, and analyzing strategies for guiding behavior and managing early childhood classroom experiences.
What to Expect in this Course
The course will consist of combination of assessments including: weekly journal reflections, discussions and activities, analysis of curriculum resources through group collaborations, observational practice assignments, creating a developmentally appropriate lesson plan and reflecting on teaching strategies and classroom management through an implementation of a developmentally appropriate learning experience with a child or small group of children ages 2-7.
Types of Assessments
Journals, Discussions, Group Project, Observations, and a final key assessment utilizing the "Planning Cycle" method, which will include a formal written developmentally appropriate lesson plan based on observation, documentation of the plan implemented by the student and a reflection of the project in its entirety.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
Digital Textbook OER (Open Educational Resource- no cost). Link will be provided on Canvas in the Introduction Module.
ECE 104: Introduction to Early Childhood Curriculum
Other Relevant Course Information
There will be 2 mandatory 30 minute meetings with a Master Teacher (most occur weekdays between 12pm-2pm, but there is limited opportunity for morning and afternoon appointments as necessary-there are no evening appointments are available at this time) from our COC Center for Early Childhood Education, for peer review and support. Additionally, weekly office hours will be available via zoom. Days and Times of zoom sessions to be determined at start of the semester.
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