Early Childhood Education (ECE)

CHILD DEVELOPMENT: BIRTH TO SIX
ECE  100 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

Online course in child growth and development from birth to age six years, including physical, emotional, cultural, cognitive, and creative age-related changes. Application to early childhood programs in centers and homes. [GE]

SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
ECE  102 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

Explores the theories, issues and applications of science and math concepts in activities and environments for preschool aged children. Investigates the strategies of teaching through the discovery and use of science and math curriculums in their surroundings. [GE]

INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION I
ECE  105 2 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: EDUC 203 (or ECE 104).

Theories and practices for inclusive early childhood education programs. Explores personal perceptions of disabilities and commonly held biases and the impact of environmental influences on ability. [GE]

INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION II
ECE  106 2 Credits/Units

11 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ECE 105.

Theories and practices for inclusive early childhood programs. Documents a student's interests, strengths, and needs and develops an inclusion plan that supports those areas. [GE]

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION WORKSHOPS
ECE  111 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

In-service and special topic seminars for those currently working with groups of young children. Each 3-week session is offered for one credit. Students may take any or all of the sessions. A maximum of six credits of ECE 111 may be applied to major area requirements for a degree in Early Childhood Education. [GE]

LITERATURE AND STORYTELLING FOR CHILDREN
ECE  116 2 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture

Introduction to the value of storytelling and the use of literature as tools in the development of children. Literature and storytelling has the ability to speak to our "souls" and it is the intent of this class to reclaim for some and validate for others the value of literature as a tool with children and for ourselves. Through small and large group discussions as well as diverse experiences, co-learners will have an opportunity to develop an understanding of book selection, delivery styles, bibliotherapy, and community resources for acquiring literature and networking with professionals in the field of Early Childhood Education. [GE]

REFLECTIVE PRACTICES IN EARLY LEARNING
ECE  133 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

A comprehensive overview and theoretical exploration of perspectives regarding multiple contexts including race, culture, ethnicity, language, class, gender, sexual orientation, atypical and typical abilities. Focus on biases that may impact learners' work as reflective practitioners working with children and families. Focus on effective anti-bias strategies. Meets General Education transfer requirements. [GE]

PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES IN EARLY CARE & E
ECE  135 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

Developing effective partnerships with families in early care and education programs. Topics include family-centered theories and practices related to welcoming families and building relationships, communicating, working through conflicts, honoring diversity, family involvement and support, and parent education. [GE]

COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
ECE  199 3 Credits/Units

99 hours of clinical

Prerequisite: ECE 121, 209 and 210, and consent of Instructional Unit.

Supervised work experience in an approved job. Completion of specific learning objectives and employer evaluations. Completion of, or concurrent in, HDEV 195, 198, or 200 required. [GE]

LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN II
ECE  211 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

Concurrent enrollment in ECE 212 required.

Prerequisite: ECED 160, or consent of Instructional Unit.

Further develop curriculum planning processes with a special emphasis on scheduling and project approach planning using observations of children's play and knowledge of child development. Areas of study include science, math, group experiences, music/movement, and outdoors. Conduct case studies and provide peer support and feedback. [GE]

LEARNING EXP FOR YOUNG CHILDREN II LAB
ECE  212 3 Credits/Units

66 hours of lab

Concurrent enrollment in ECE 211 required.

Prerequisite: ECE 210, or consent of Instructional Unit.

Lab experience in Early Childhood Education Laboratory School. Plan, implement and analyze plans in relation to relevant topics in ECE 211. [GE]

LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN III
ECE  213 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

Concurrent enrollment in ECE 214 required.

Prerequisite: ECE 211, or consent of Instructional Unit.

Further develop curriculum planning processes with special emphasis on emergent and integrated thematic approaches while applying knowledge of multiple intelligences. Areas of study include parent/teacher relationships, teacher development stages, staff communication and relationships. In-depth study of individual and cultural diversity as related to knowledge of child development. [GE]

LEARNING EXP FOR YOUNG CHILDREN III LAB
ECE  214 3 Credits/Units

66 hours of lab

Concurrent enrollment in ECE 213 required.

Prerequisite: ECE 212, or consent of Instructional Unit.

Lab experiences in Early Childhood Education Laboratory School. Plan, implement and analyze plans in relation to relevant topics in ECE 213. [GE]

EARLY CHILDHOOD SEMINAR
ECE  215 2 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture

Concurrent enrollment in ECE 199, 15 hours per week required as field placement for students in teaching degree program.

Prerequisite: ECE 214, or consent of Instructional Unit.

Seminar on professionalism, ethics and issues in teaching and administration. [GE]

SELECTED TOPICS
ECE  280 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

Selected topics in Early Childhood Education as listed in the term class schedule. May be repeated for credit. [GE]

SPECIAL PROJECTS
ECE  290 3 Credits/Units

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit.

Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the department. [GE]