Early Childhood Education (AAS)(Plan Code: ECEECAPT)
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|General Education Requirements|
|ENGL& 101||English Composition I||5|
|Health & Physical Education|
|EDUC& 150||Child, Family, Community||3|
|Major Area Requirements|
|ECE 102||Science and Mathematics for Young Children||3|
|ECE 116||Literature and Storytelling for Children||2|
|EDUC& 240||Diversity in Education||5|
|ECE 135||Partnerships With Families In Early Care & Educ||3|
& ECE 215
|Cooperative Work Experience|
and Early Childhood Seminar
& ECE 212
|Learning Experiences for Young Children II|
and Learning Experiences for Young Children II Lab
|ECE 222||Learning Experiences Lab Sec||1|
& ECE 214
|Learning Experiences for Young Children III|
and Learning Experiences for Young Children III Lab
|ECE 224||Learning Experience Lab Section||1|
& ECED& 120
|Introduction to Early Childhood Education|
and Practicum-Nurturing Rel
|ECED& 160||Curriculum Development||5|
|ECED& 170||Learning Environments||3|
|ECED& 180||Language and Literacy||3|
|ECED& 190||Observation and Assessment||3|
|EDUC& 115||Child Development||5|
|EDUC& 130||Guiding Behavior||3|
|EDUC& 204||Inclusive Education||5|
|ECED& 132||Infants/Toddler Care||3|
|or EDUC& 136||School Age Care|
|Total Credits/Units Required||90|
The course of study in Early Childhood Education conforms to the following:
- Guidelines for preparation of early childhood professionals; Washington State Skill Standards; and
- Early childhood education professional competencies.
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
- Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (GE)
- Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
- Apply a method of scientific inquiry, valid to the natural sciences, to evaluate claims about the natural world. (GE)
- Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors. (GE)
- Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences. (GE)
- Interpret the human experience, within appropriate global and historical contexts, through evaluation, analysis, creation, or performance. (GE)
- Promoting Child Development and Learning: Students will apply developmental knowledge to create learning environments and meaningful activities.
- Building Family and Community Relationships: Students will recognize, support and partner with families and communities in learning environments and with meaningful activities.
- Observing, Documenting and Assessing to Support Young Children and Families: Students will apply the process of observation to diverse, and appropriate assessments of children.
- Teaching and Learning: Students will apply developmentally appropriate practices when implementing meaningful curriculum in the classroom.
- Becoming a Professional: Students will apply professional standards and frameworks in early learning classrooms.
- Power, Privilege and Inequity: Students will analyze and evaluate their awareness of equity pedagogy and create strategies for implementing cultural competence in their work with children and their families.
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