ECE 1100 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education
Professional issues in the field of Early Childhood Education. Review of related historical and current trends. Types of programs of early education and care. Center observation required.
ECE 1101 - Introductory Child Development
Theories and principles of child development. Promoting positive growth from prenatal through age eight. Impact of the environment including the family, educational experiences, peer relationships, community and culture on each child’s development.
ECE 1200 - Observation & Assessment
Observing, documenting and assessing young children in programs of early education and care. Center observations required.
ECE 1201 - Curriculum & Planning
Current curriculum standards recognized in the field of Early Childhood Education. Planning high-quality developmentally appropriate learning experiences and environments for young children. Integrating social studies into the early childhood curriculum.
ECE 1202 - Healthy & Safe Environments
Students will examine and discuss content and issues related to the health, safety, and nutrition of young children birth through age 5. Students will explore information that relates to positive interactions that support optimal growth and development of young children. Students will identify ways to engage the family in supporting these practices as well as licensing rules and state standards.
ECE 2100 - Language, Literacy & Interaction with Young Children
Language and literacy development in children birth through age five. Supporting family literacy, assessing language and literacy development, professional resources and planning curriculum to facilitate development of language and literacy in each child. Interaction techniques to support physical, social, emotional, aesthetic, language and cognitive development. Center observation required.
ECE 2103 - Literacy, Art & Music
Classroom experience with an emphasis on planning developmentally appropriate curriculum for preschool children following guidelines of professional standards. Content areas include literacy, creative art, and music.
ECE 2104 - Math, Science & Social Studies
Classroom experience with an emphasis on planning developmentally appropriate curriculum for preschool children following guidelines of professional standards. Content areas include math, science, and social studies.
ECE 2200 - Families, Communities & Schools
Family and community characteristics, supporting and empowering families and communities through respectful, reciprocal relationships and involving families and communities in the development and learning of children.
ECE 2201 - Guidance of Young Children
Guidance and behavioral intervention strategies used by early childhood professionals to help develop positive social and emotional skills in children birth through age 5. Practical application of guidance, problem-solving techniques and collaboration with families. Center observation required.
ECE 2202 - Teaching Techniques
Directed practice experience in the Sinclair Community College Early Childhood Education Centers. One classroom, ten directed practice hours per week.
ECE 2203 - Intentional Practices in the Classroom
Laboratory experience with an emphasis on identification of developmentally appropriate interactions and experiences that support intentional teaching. Once a week seminar required. Additionally, students will spend 1.5 hours per week in the Sinclair Community College daycare center.
ECE 2297 - Special Topics
Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in non-traditional format.
ECE 2300 - Inclusion
Philosophical, historical and legal foundations. Inclusion of learners with special needs. Learning characteristics, instructional and behavioral strategies. Team members, collaboration with family and professionals.
ECE 2301 - Early Childhood Education Practicum
Coordinated practicum experience in an assigned program of early education and care. Weekly seminar. Written application required one semester in advance. Two classroom, twenty-one practicum hours per week.
ECE 2302 - Infant & Toddler Curriculum
This course engages participants in exploration and discussion about high-quality care giving and developmentally appropriate practices when engaging with infants and toddlers and their families. The importance of quality environments that support development, language and literacy, family engagement, advocacy, positive guidance, and professionalism are discussed as they relate to required standards and the care of infants and toddlers.