Oct 22, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ECED& 105 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education


5 credits

Students will explore the foundations of early childhood education, examine theories defining the field, issues and trends, best practices, and program models. Observe children, professionals, and programs in action.

Theory Hours
5 theory hours.

Vocational Program Course
Vocational program course.

AA General Elective
May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
  • Explain current theories and ongoing research in early care and education
  • Describe the role of play in early childhood programs
  • Compare early learning program models
  • Explain the importance of developing culturally responsive partnerships with families
  • Identify appropriate guidance techniques used in early care and education settings
  • Describe the observation, assessment, and teaching cycle used to plan curriculum for all young children
  • Apply the professional code of ethics for early care and education to resolve dilemmas
  • Describe major historical figures, advocates, and events shaping today’s early childhood education. Describe major historical figures, advocates, and events shaping todays early childhood education




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