Department Homepage  Course Listings Degree Options Department Information Home Department Listings eSchedule Catalog Home Home
 
Master Course Outline
ECE 136
Environments for Young Children


Credits: 3
Clock Hours per Quarter: 30

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:30


Description
Plan physical spaces appropriate to children's cognitive, physical, and socio-emotional development. Develop an understanding of the role of environments on children's learning and behavior, including schedules, materials, room arrangement, and center-based learning. Incorporate diversity in the environment is introduced and practiced. Recommended: READ 088.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Develop a personal understanding and philosophy of environments for young children
  • Explain design principles, characteristics of space and facilities planning.
  • Demonstrate the influence of the learning environment on cognitive, physical and social/emotional development.
  • Develop awareness of cultural factors in environmental planning.
  • Explain proper environmental adaptations for special needs of children and families.
  • Evaluate existing environments for infants, toddlers, preschool and primary age.
  • Apply health and safety standards in environmental planning. This will also include state licensing requirements.
  • Cooperatively plan and design a developmentally appropriate indoor environment for young children.
  • Cooperatively plan and design a developmentally appropriate outdoor environment for young children.

  • Course Topics
  • The Foundation for Living and Learning in an Early Childhood Setting
  • Creating Connections
  • Sense of Belonging
  • Keeping space flexible

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ECE 136
    Fall 2012
    1092
    Andrea Unck
    ECE 136
    Fall 2012
    1099
    Andrea Unck
    ECE 136
    Fall 2012
    1091
    JEANNE HODGSON
    ECE 136
    Fall 2012
    1095
    JEANNE HODGSON
    ECE 136
    Spring 2009
    0920
    Sandra Snook


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.