Early Childhood Education Course Descriptions

ECE068A Observing Preschool Exp
Observes various aspects of a preschool. In ECE068A, students observe children's development; ECE068B focuses on observing guidance; ECE068C emphasizes the classroom environment and curriculum. Each course may be repeated for a maximum of two credits. Corequisite: Any course with an ECE prefix. ECE068A, F; ECE068B, W; ECE068C, Sp
1 Credits

ECE068B Observing Preschool Exp
Observes various aspects of a preschool. In ECE068A, students observe children's development; ECE068B focuses on observing guidance; ECE068C emphasizes the classroom environment and curriculum. Each course may be repeated for a maximum of two credits. Corequisite: Any course with an ECE prefix. ECE068A, F; ECE068B, W; ECE068C, Sp
1 Credits

ECE068C Observing Preschool Exp
Observes various aspects of a preschool. In ECE068A, students observe children's development; ECE068B focuses on observing guidance; ECE068C emphasizes the classroom environment and curriculum. Each course may be repeated for a maximum of two credits. Corequisite: Any course with an ECE prefix. ECE068A, F; ECE068B, W; ECE068C, Sp
1 Credits

ECE070D Infant-Toddler Training
Covers four infant/toddler training modules. A: Social-emotional growth and socialization; B: Group care; C: Cognitive learning and developing; D: Culture and families. Offered as needed.
1 Credits

ECE150 Intro & Observation in ECE
Focuses on the history of early childhood education and the value and use of objective observations as a teaching tool. Includes a survey of professional opportunities within the field and observation in a variety of childcare settings including early childhood education and early childhood special education and venues. F, Offered as needed
3 Credits

ECE151 Observing & Guiding Behavior
Emphasizes the role of the teacher and techniques of individual and group guidance. Approaches guidance from a developmental constructivist perspective. Prepares students to customize guidance strategies through the use of objective observations. Discusses long-term guidance goals that support typically and atypically developing children ages 1-6. Reflects on how teacher/child and family relationships influence guidance. Emphasizes how routines, schedules, and the physical environment support guidance. Prerequisite: Placement into RD090 and WR090; and ECE150 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W, Offered as needed
3 Credits

ECE152 Creative Activities
Focuses on understanding and implementing an inclusive developmental approach to creative activities for young children. Involves hands-on experience with a wide variety of activities as well as discussion on how to present and evaluate activities. Includes observing young children and their interactions during creative activities, understanding and making proper accommodations and support, use of natural materials, cooking experiences, art display, and sewing. Prerequisite: Placement into RD090 and WR090; or consent of instructor. W, Offered as needed
3 Credits

ECE153 Music/Movement Young Children
Presents the value of music in the preschool setting, the role of the teacher, environments that support music and movement experiences, basic music terminology and concepts, and the use of spontaneous and planned activities for young children. Prerequisite: Placement into RD090 and WR090; or consent of instructor. Sp, Offered as needed
3 Credits

ECE154 Children's Lit and Literacy
Offers an overview of what is available in quality children's literature, along with a rationale for the purposes of such literature, ways to implement its use, and evaluate its appropriateness in a given school situation. Includes the evaluation and reading of children's books and holding groups with children. Explores in depth how children develop literacy. Prerequisite: Placement into RD090 and WR090; or consent of instructor. Sp
3 Credits

ECE155 Child Nutrition/Health/Safety
Prepares early childhood educators to meet the nutritional and health and safety needs of young children of all abilities. Considers the developmental abilities and culture of all children and families. Uses a constructivist philosophy to instruct students to implement developmentally appropriate food experiences such as snack and meal times in inclusive early childhood settings or home environments. Prerequisite: Placement into RD090 and WR090; or consent of instructor. W
3 Credits

ECE161 Infant/Toddler Practicum
Provides experience working with infants and toddlers in a laboratory setting and in assisting with supervision of the various daily activities. Prerequisite: HDF249 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp
3 Credits

ECE162 ECE Educator Orientation
Emphasizes the roles and responsibilities of the early childhood educator. Offers experience in working with young children in an organized setting and assisting with supervision of the various daily activities in a preschool program. Prerequisite: ECE151 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp
2 Credits

ECE163 Preschool Practicum
Provides experience working with young children in a laboratory preschool setting. Assists with supervision of the various activities in a preschool program. Includes some planning, executing, and evaluating of curriculum materials appropriate for the young child. Prerequisite: HDF225, HDF247, HDF249, ECE151, and ECE162; and consent of ECE faculty. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp
4 Credits

ECE180A Intro to Work Based Learning
Early Childhood Education
1 Credits

ECE180B Intro to Work Based Learning
Early Childhood Education
2 Credits

ECE180C Intro to Work Based Learning
Early Childhood Education
3 Credits

ECE180D Intro to Work Based Learning
Early Childhood Education
4 Credits

ECE180E Intro to Work Based Learning
Early Childhood Education
5 Credits

ECE180F Intro to Work Based Learning
Early Childhood Education
6 Credits

ECE180G Intro to work Based Learning
Early Childhood Education
7 Credits

ECE180H Intro to Work Based Learning
Early Childhood Education
8 Credits

ECE180I Intro to Work Based Learning
Early Childhood Education
9 Credits

ECE251 Environments/Young Children
Focuses on planning, implementing, and evaluating environments for children from infancy to preschool age including accommodations or modifications to support a variety of children’s abilities . Includes using observation and facilitating play in the environment, room arrangements, outdoor areas, equipment selection and sources, children's furniture, and scrounging for materials usable in the preschool environment. Prerequisite: Second year standing in the Early Childhood Education program; placement into RD090 and WR090; or consent of instructor. F, Offered as needed
3 Credits

ECE261 Student Teaching 1, ECE
Offers supervised teaching of young children in a laboratory setting. Prerequisite: ECE163 with a grade of C or better; and second-year standing in the Early Childhood Education program; and consent of instructor. F, W, Sp
6 Credits

ECE262 Student Teaching 2, ECE
Offers supervised teaching of young children in a laboratory preschool and in a community setting. Prerequisite: ECE261 with a grade of C or better; and consent of instructor. F, W, Sp
6 Credits

ECE280A Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
1 Credits

ECE280B Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
2 Credits

ECE280C Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
3 Credits

ECE280D Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
4 Credits

ECE280E Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
5 Credits

ECE280F Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
6 Credits

ECE280G Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
7 Credits

ECE280H Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
8 Credits

ECE280I Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
9 Credits

ECE280J Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
10 Credits

ECE280L Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
12 Credits

ECE295 Administration of ECE Programs
Covers areas of administrative responsibility: finances, budget and sources of income; selection and purpose of materials and equipment; standards (local, state, federal) and regulatory agencies in regard to health, nutrition, and safety. Computer simulations and software will be used to experience administrative functions. Prerequisite: Second-year standing in Early Childhood Education program; placement into RD090 and WR090; or consent of instructor. Sp
3 Credits

XECE0001A Preschool Observe/Consult
Instruction meets with individuals or groups to explain principles of preschool guidance, curriculum, and environment, based on child development ages 3-6. Child Development Center is used to illustrate examples. Couse meets for a total of one hour and is designed to serve the non-Early Childhood Education program student; i.e. community professionals, students from other schools, and others needing similar information.
0 Non-Credit

XECE0001B Family Fun Night
Designed for parents enrolled in the college's campus child care. Selected topics in parent education are presented to provide parents with knowledge and skills in the areas of child development, communication, and learning. Parents and children attend together.
0 Non-Credit

XECE0649A ETG Childhood Language Develop
Presents concepts of language development in children. Covers how children learn to process language and how they become proficient speakers and thinkers. Includes enriching a child’s life by stimulating continued speech, brain, and language development in an enjoyable, age-appropriate, and natural way.
0 Non-Credit

XECE9900A Family/Child Care Business
Assista home day care providers to develop and organize their business practices. Format includes guest speakers, small group discussion and hands-on practice.
.6 CEU

XECE9900B Child-Guide Behavior
Helps the family day care provider to understand and apply positive child guidance and group management.
.5 CEU

XECE9900C Help Children Learn
Covers the process by which children learn to think and reason. Presents ways to encourage children to explore their environment, develop confidence and curiosity, and learn new concepts and skills.
.6 CEU

XECE9900D Fam Child Care Accreditation
Presents an overview of the Child Development Associate (CDA) National Accreditation Program for Family Care Providers. Covers eligibility/application, program requirements, timelines, scholarships, and support.
.3 CEU

XECE9900E SIDS Workshop
Presents information on the do's and don'ts in the event that SIDS should happen in a child care home or center. Focuses on helping a caregiver feel more confident in handling the emergency situation.
.2 CEU

XECE9900F CDA Support Course
Prepares the child care providers for the process of national accreditation. Includes eligibility requirements, documentation of formal education and competence, and preparation for the formal observation, oral interview, and written assessment. Information on CDA scholarships will also be presented.
1.8 CEU

XECE9900K Child Abuse Prevention
Designed to meet the State Employment Department mandated biennial Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect training requirement for registration renewal or certification as licensed child care providers and to provide an introduction of how to prevent, identify and report abuse and neglect for all those who are interested.
.2 CEU