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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION COURSES

ECE 1011 – THE DEVELOPING PERSON (3 UNITS):

Explore human development from prenatal stages through adolescence. Study the inter-relationship between social, emotional, physical and cognitive development with a focus on the role of play in early childhood. Identify developmentally appropriate characteristics and activities using observational techniques.


ECE 1012 – THE YOUNG CHILD IN THE FAMILY, SCHOOL & COMMUNITY (3 UNITS):

Focuses on the dynamics between the young child, family, school and community, including various cultural and social influences. Explore and develop communication skills between young children, peer groups, parents and teachers. Investigate community resources and social services, including health care, welfare and counseling.


ECE 1013 – DEVELOPMENTAL CURRICULUM OF EARLY CHILDHOOD (3 UNITS):

This course will focus on the elements of developmentally appropriate curriculum for children. Students will explore ways in which children, beginning in infancy, acquire language, develop the basis of literacy, and come to understand their social world. Students learn ways of creating integrated curriculum, organize the environment, and of providing children with developmentally appropriate activities that foster concept and increase and promote social and scientific awareness.

Appropriate field experiences are integrated and required.


ECE 1014 – CREATIVE ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN (3 UNITS):

Students will explore creative activities in several curriculum areas and adapt plans to meet the needs of all children. The classroom, environment will be discussed as a means of children’s learning.

Appropriate field experiences are integrated and required.


ECE 1015 – ADMINISTRATION OF CHILD CARE AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS (3 UNITS):

In this course students develop skills required in the operation and management of an early care and education program. Students learn about organizational management. Financial, legal, and ethical issues are discussed as well as establishing operational systems, and programming for children and families. This course meets the training requirements for the California Child Care and Educational Program Director Credential.



ECE 1220 – DEVELOPING AN INFANT/TODDLER CHILD CARE PROGRAM (3 UNITS):

Understanding how to provide for the special needs of infants in group care setting. Exploration of the following components of a quality Infant/toddler care program:

    • Costs of staffing
    • Appropriate environments
    • Developmental experiences
    • Health consideration
    • Parent involvement that includes:
        • Infant CPR
        • Young children’s First Aid
        • A California child nutrition and safety unit instructed by the American Red Cross or National Safety Council Safety Training Center.

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