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ECE 135 - School Age Childcare Programs & Curriculum - London Robinson

Course:School Age Childcare Programs & Curriculum
Professor:London Robinson
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


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Hello everyone, my name is London Robinson (she/her) and I have been an adjunct faculty here at College of the Canyons since 2018. I absolutely love our ECE department and I hope that over the course of time you have also gained or will gain the same love for all of our amazing instructors as well. Prior to teaching at COC, I spent 15 years in the field of ECE as a preschool and infant toddler teacher, lead teacher and director of a performing arts preschool.  I hold a Master of Arts degree in ECE from Pacific Oaks College with a specialization in Trauma Studies. 

This letter is to give you a general idea of what to expect this semester in ECE 135.  My main objective as your instructor is to help you achieve the level of success you wish to obtain as we explore each topic together.

Course Description

Examines the need 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.

What to Expect in this Course

To help you best manage your time, this is a 3 unit course and requires at least 6 hours per week of reading, study, and engagement with classmates. Though you will be 100% online, you will meet individually with me via zoom TWICE throughout the semester: once in the middle and once again at the end. This time is individual and will be to discuss your progress in the class and any questions or concerns you may have. The time is very flexible and will be at your convenience but the meetings themselves are required. 

To that end, please ensure that you are able to access zoom through our canvas portal.

Types of Assessments

For this course you will be assessed through your learning activities, discussion boards, quizzes, small group work and your individual signature assignment.

Textbook Information

The required text book for this course is:

Caring for School-Age Children (What's New in Early Childhood) 6th (sixth) Edition by Click, Phyllis M., Parker, Jennifer [2011]

ISBN: 978-1-111-29813-5

**In addition to the text, I will provide articles, video lectures and other free online resources.

Other Relevant Course Information

Is this course right for you?

This is not a "learn at your own pace" course. You will need to log into Canvas several times each week to submit assignments, read and watch course materials, and interact with classmates.


Online coursework requires students to have a higher level of self-motivation, discipline and time management skills to be successful. You must be organized and keep track of due dates as there will be no one reminding you as you head out a classroom door each week.


Requirements: Do you have what you need?

Use this handy checklist make sure you're ready when class begins:



Regular access to a reliable computer with stable, high-speed internet connection. This can be either a personal computer, a computer in the COC library or in the TLC, or at a public library

A Canvas smartphone app is available to download! (Canvas by Instructure)

You need the following software on the computer:

Internet browser (Chrome works best with Canvas)

Microsoft Word. You can download the Microsoft Office Suite for FREE as part of your school My Canyons account (

Adobe Acrobat Reader. You need to be able to open, print, and save PDF files. To view PDF files, you should have a current version of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your

You need proficiency in the following apps and techniques:

Assignments will need to be submitted as Microsoft Word Documents or

For a complete assessment of your online learning readiness, visit the Readiness Assessment page for students.

For technical support using Canvas, visit the Canvas tech support page for students.


Typical Weekly Schedule

Weekly modules open Sunday for the upcoming week. It is highly recommended that sometime on Sunday, you look through the upcoming week module to understand the workload.


Initial discussion posts are due on Wednesdays by midnight and responses to classmates and major assignments are due Sunday nights.

If you have any questions about this course, please feel free to email me at

"See" you in class!

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.


The Library provides live online and in-person research help, access to a full range of e-resources and physical materials that support the curriculum, individual and group study areas, and much more!

Last updated: 03/31/2022 Sub#: 306