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ECE 100 - Introduction to Early Childhood Ed


Number of Credits: 3
Introduction to Early Childhood Education examines the conceptual framework for understanding the role of the early childhood professional; focuses on understanding professional and legal responsibilities in the profession of early childhood education in the context of historical, philosophical, and social influences; and surveys contemporary trends, issues, and problems affecting young children such as discipline, single parent families, homelessness, child abuse and neglect, inclusion, accountability, and stress in children. It is recommended that ECE-100 be the first course taken for the associate’s degree unless students need the 90 certificate for employment or students participate in the Child Care Career and Development Fund. (Fall & Spring Only) Three hours lecture each week. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

Pre-requisite(s): eligibility for ENGL 101 .
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Explain the historical and philosophical roots of early childhood development education. (GE 1, 2 PG 3)
  2. Identify major theories and theorists in the field of early childhood development education. (GE 1, 2, 4 PG 2)
  3. Discuss significant issues and current trends pertaining to the profession, including legislation. (GE 1, 2 PG 1, 2)
  4. Describe the Early Childhood Professional Code of Ethics. (GE 1, 2, 7 PG 3)
  5. Apply knowledge of diversity and commonality with early childhood development education programs in communities. (GE 2, 6, 7 PG 3)
  6. Compare and contrast the variety of curriculum models and programs in early childhood development education. (GE 2, 3 PG 2, 3)
  7. Identify the main components of developmentally appropriate curricula, including the importance of play. (GE 1 , 2, 3 PG 1, 3)
  8. Discuss the major roles and responsibilities of an early childhood professional. (GE 1, 7 PG 3)



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