ECE 1A Principles and Practices of 3 Units

Teaching Young Children

54 lecture hours

Advisory: Language – recommended eligibility for English 1A.

Transferable to CSU

C-ID ECE 120

Historical context and theoretical perspectives of developmentally appropriate practices in early care and education.  Examines the role of the early childhood educator, identification of best practices for environmental design, curriculum, and teaching strategies.  Explores teacher-child relationships, professional ethics, career pathways and professional standards.

ECE 1B Introduction to Curriculum 3 Units

54 lecture hours

Transferable to CSU

Prerequisite: ECE 1A and ECE 3

C-ID ECE 130

Developmentally appropriate curriculum and environments for young children.  Explores teaching strategies and curriculum development based on theoretical frameworks, observation, and assessment.  Emphasizes the teacher’s role in supporting development and learning across the curriculum, including all content areas.

ECE 2A Admin I:  Programs in Early 3 Units

Childhood Education

54 lecture hours

Transferable to CSU

Introduction to the administration of early childhood programs.  Covers program types, budget, management, regulations, laws, development and implementation of policies and procedures.  Examines administrative tools, philosophies, and techniques needed to organize, open, and operate an early care and education program.

ECE 2B Admin II: Personnel & Leadership 3 Units

in ECE

54 lecture hours

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of ECE 2A

Transferable to CSU

Effective strategies for personnel management and leadership in early care and education settings.  Includes legal and ethical responsibilities, supervision techniques, professional development, and reflective practices for a diverse and inclusive early care and education program.

ECE 3 Child Growth and Development 3 Units

54 lecture hours

Transferable to CSU/UC

C-ID CDEV 100

This course examines the major physical, psychosocial, and cognitive/language developmental milestones for children, both typical and atypical, from conception through adolescence. There will be an emphasis on interactions between maturational processes and environmental factors. While studying developmental theory and investigative research methodologies, students will observe children, evaluate individual differences and analyze characteristics of development at various stages. Designed as a foundation course for careers in ECE, education, human services, health and related fields. (L)

ECE 4 Positive Social Development in 3 Units

Young Children

54 lecture hours

Transferable to CSU

Designed to help teachers and caregivers of young children to establish relationships with children and apply principles of behavior management. Basic principles include helping young children develop positive self-esteem, enter into group play, form friendships and learn pro-social behavior. Not open for credit for students with credit in ECE 1C.

ECE 7 Creative Materials 3 Units

45 lecture hours; 27 laboratory hours

Transferable to CSU

Creative activities for young children (2-8 years old), including the planning and implementation of painting, drawing, printmaking, weaving, stitchery, collage, sculpture, puppet-making, and modeling materials. Not open for credit to students with credit in ECE 7A.

ECE 8 Worldwide Arts for Children 3 Units

45 lecture hours; 27 laboratory hours

Transferable to CSU

Culturally sensitive and diverse art activities for young children, including planning and integrating projects across the curriculum.  Construction of age-appropriate art objects representative of cultures and regions in West Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Mexico, Central America, South America, Caribbean Islands, the United States and Canada. Not open for credit to students with credit in ECE 7B.

ECE 10 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3 Units

54 lecture hours

Transferable to CSU

C-ID ECE 220

Introduction to the laws, regulations, standards, policies, procedures, and best practices related to child health, safety, and nutrition in early childhood settings. This includes prevention strategies, nutrition, and meal planning for various ages and planning educational experiences integrated into daily routines designed to teach children positive health, safety, and nutrition habits.

ECE 11 Observation and Assessment 3 Units

54 lecture hours

Transferable to CSU

C-ID ECE 200

This course focuses on the appropriate use of assessment and observation strategies to document development, growth, play, and learning to join with families and professionals in promoting children’s success. Recording strategies, rating systems, portfolios, and multiple assessment tools are explored. Child observations will be conducted and analyzed. (L)

ECE 14 The School Age Child 3 Units

54 lecture hours

Transferable to CSU

Developmental characteristics and needs of the 5-12 year old child at home or in a group care setting: includes developmental stages, program environment, developmentally appropriate curriculum, activities and materials, meeting the needs of families, classroom management, communication techniques, administrative requirements, skills, and characteristics of caregivers. (L)

ECE 17 Introduction to Children with 3 Units

Special Needs

54 lecture hours

Transferable to CSU

Introduces the variations in development of children with special needs ages birth through eight and the resulting impact on families. Includes an overview of historical and societal influences, laws relating to children with special needs, and the identification and referral process. (L)

ECE 18 Curriculum and Strategies for 3 Units

Children with Special Needs

54 lecture hours

Transferable to CSU

Covers curriculum and intervention strategies for working with children with special needs in partnership with their families. Focuses on the use of observation and assessment in meeting the individualized needs of children in inclusive and natural environments. Includes the role of the teacher as a professional working with families, collaboration with interdisciplinary teams, and cultural competence. (L)

ECE 25 Group Experiences in Outdoor 3 Units

Environment

54 lecture hours

Transferable to CSU

Developing creative outdoor learning environments including playgrounds, activities and cooperative games. Developmentally appropriate activities, circle time, and daily planned group experiences will also be explored and developed.   

ECE 27 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3 Units

54 lecture hours

Transferable to CSU

C-ID ECE 230

Examination of the development of social identities in diverse societies including theoretical and practical implications of oppression and privilege as they apply to young children, families, programs, classrooms and teaching. Various classroom strategies will be explored emphasizing culturally and linguistically appropriate anti-bias approaches supporting all children in becoming competent members of a diverse society. Course includes self-examination and reflection on issues related to social identity, stereotypes and bias, social and educational access, media and schooling. (L

ECE 31 Child, Family, Community 3 Units

54 lecture hours

Transferable to CSU/UC

C-ID CDEV 110

An examination of the developing child in a societal context focusing on the interrelationship of family, school and community and emphasizes historical and socio-cultural factors. The processes of socialization and identity development will be highlighted, showing the importance of respectful, reciprocal, relationships that support and empower families. Not open for credit to students with credit in FCS 31.

ECE 37 Adult Supervision 2 Units

36 lecture hours

Transferable to CSU

Methods and principles of supervising student teachers in the ECE classrooms. Emphasis is on the role of experienced classroom teachers who function as mentors to new teachers while simultaneously addressing the needs of children, parents, and other staff. Satisfies adult supervision requirements for the State Department of Social Services. (L)

ECE 39 Children’s Literature 3 Units

54 lecture hours

Transferable to CSU

An introduction to children’s literature: history, elements, and types of books of interest to children from birth through eight years old. Students will read, share, and plan activities around classical, cultural, and award-winning books. Methods of selecting and evaluating books will be applied. Not open for credit to students with credit in ENGL 39

ECE 42 Infant/Toddler Development 3 unit

54 lecture hours

Transferable to CSU

A study of infants and toddlers from pre-conception to age three including physical, cognitive, language, social, and emotional growth and development. Applies theoretical frameworks to interpret behavior and interactions between heredity and environment. Emphasizes the role of family and relationships in development. (L)

ECE 43 Care and Education for 3 unit

Infants and Toddlers

54 lecture hours

Transferable to CSU

Study of current theory and research to the care and education of infants and toddlers in group settings. Emphasis will be placed on the essential policies, principles and practices that lead to quality care and developmentally appropriate curriculum for children birth to 36 months. (L)

ECE 45 Practicum in Early Childhood 3 Units

Education

18 lecture hours; 108 laboratory hours

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of ECE 1A; ECE 1B; ECE 3; ECE 31

Transferable to CSU

C-ID ECE 210

A demonstration of developmentally appropriate early childhood teaching competencies under guided supervision. Students will utilize practical classroom experiences to make connections between theory and practice, develop professional behaviors, and build a comprehensive understanding of children and families. Child centered, play-oriented approaches to teaching, learning, and assessment; and knowledge of curriculum content areas will be emphasized. Students are required to complete 108 hours in addition to weekly lecture at a qualified licensed preschool, school-age, infant-toddler or special needs program. Not open for credit for students with credit in ECE 46, 46A, 46B, or 46C.