Early Childhood Education

ECE-144: Early Childhood Education Seminar, Credits = .5 - 2
This course includes STARS and CDA seminars. Topics will vary by quarter.

ECE-150: Math and Science for Early Childhood, Credits = 5
Focus on math and science for preschool and primary grade children. Students will learn how to create developmentally appropriate curriculum that will support young children in acquiring concepts and skills essential to basic understanding of math and science. Classroom activities will be introduced and concepts studied through inquiry based learning, note taking and discussion sessions. Recommended: READ 088

ECE-191: Cooperative Work Experience, Credits = 1 - 3
Provides hands-on experience in the early childhood field. This formal training period is agreed upon by the student, employer, and instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Recommended: READ 088.

ECE-232: Curriculum Development II, Credits = 5
Develop competence in the use of various types of literature, criteria for selecting children's books, and methods to provide literary experiences with young children. Introduction to creative art experiences for young children. Introduction to activities that assist in development of a young child's muscle coordination, awareness of body image and movement, and physical development. Experience literature, art, music and movement from various cultures. Recommend: READ 088

ECE-239: Teaching Young Children - Capstone, Credits = 3
This course is designed as a capstone for the Early Childhood Education program. Students will explore concepts of developmentally appropriate practice and professional ethics. They will develop practical job-seeking skills in the field of early childhood education. Students will integrate and apply their knowledge of young children and developmentally appropriate practices by designing an early childhood program. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

ECE-255: Children at Risk, Credits = 1 - 3
Caring for children from families affected by substance abuse. Topics include values clarification, family characteristics, families in treatment, empowerment. Recommended: READ 088. Student may not earn credit for both ECE 255 and ED 255.

ECE-291: Cooperative Work Experience II, Credits = 1 - 3
Opportunity to participate in hands-on training in the early childhood field. This formal training period is agreed upon by the student, employer, and instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Recommended: READ 088.