Early Childhood Education (ECE)
ECE 100 (3)
Introduction to Early Childhood Education
For Dual Enrollment Students Only. This course is an introduction to the profession of Early Childhood Education, including a historical overview, developmentally appropriate practices, cultural diversity, family roles, teacher roles, professional development, and current issues. Students will perform 30 hours of classroom experiential involvement in local organizations that care for children 0-8 years of age. Three lecture.
ECE 110 (3)
Early Childhood Curriculum
For Dual Enrollment Students Only. The fundamentals of curriculum theory and design appropriate to the developmental needs of young children. Three lecture.
ECE 120 (3)
Health, Safety & Nutrition for the Young Child
For Dual Enrollment Students Only. Provides a study of health, safety and nutrition with related activities including current issues, guidelines and practices in early childhood settings. Three lecture.
ECE 200 (3)
For Dual Enrollment Students Only. Exploration, through observation and recording, of behaviors of young children. Emphasis placed on positive guidance techniques to promote pro-social behaviors and self-guidance for young children. Three lecture.
ECE 234 (3)
Child Growth and Development
For Dual Enrollment Students Only. Child development from conception to eight years old, emphasizing cognitive, social and physical growth. Including theories of development. Three lecture.
ECE 240 (3)
School, Family & Community Relations
For Dual Enrollment Students Only. Study of the relationship between the child, the family, the community and the early childhood educators. Involves multicultural issues and diversity. Prerequisite: ECE 100 consent of instructor. Three lecture.
ECE 260 (2)
Child Development Associate (CDA) Assessment
Candidates for the CDA Credential complete the application for the CDA and are observed working as lead teacher in a federally approved setting. Prerequisite: ECE 100, 110, 120, 200, 234, or 240 or approval of ECE department advisor . One lecture; two lab.
ECE 198/298 (1–6)
Designed to meet the needs of an individual(s) who has an interest in pursuing an original topic in an instructional area under faculty supervision.