Early Childhood Education (ECED)

Classes

ECED 110 : Developmentally Appropriate Practices

This course introduces concepts of developmentally appropriate practice and the importance of play. This course provides an overview of and experience with the knowledge and skills necessary for working with children birth through age eight, including children with special needs.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100.

Corequisites

Semester Offered

Fall

ECED 115 : Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child

This course introduces theories and practices for creating and maintaining a safe, healthy learning environment for young children and adults in group settings. It introduces guidelines and practices for providing for the nutritional needs of young children and adults in group settings.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100.

Semester Offered

Fall

ECED 131 : Early Childhood Development: Theory Into Practice

This course introduces principles of human development from conception through age eight and how this informs practice. This course focuses on the relationships between physical, cognitive, emotional, and social aspects of the individual during this period.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100.

Corequisites

Semester Offered

Fall

ECED 140 : Guiding Young Children in Group Settings

This course addresses positive ways to support children's social-emotional development. This course focuses on adult-child and child-child interactions and relationships.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in ECED 105, ECED 110, and ECED 131.

Corequisites

Semester Offered

Spring

ECED 170 : Introduction to Working with Infants and Toddlers

This course provides an overview of the basic skills needed for working with infants and toddlers and their families in group care settings. This course focuses on interactive aspects of child development and introduces infant-toddler care-giving routines and environments, and caregiver roles.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100.

Semester Offered

Spring

ECED 191 : Early Childhood Practicum I

This course provides a mid-program supervised work experience in an early childhood education and care setting. It is designed to support students in integrating content knowledge with practice.

credits

4

Class Hours

8 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher or concurrent enrollment in both ECED 140 and ECED 245.

Semester Offered

Spring

ECED 245 : Child, Family, and Community

This course develops communication skills and other strategies for building effective relationships with diverse families and relevant community members. This course introduces students to the local resources available for family referral.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in ECED 105, ECED 110, and ECED 131.

Corequisites

Semester Offered

Spring

ECED 263 : Language and Creative Expression Curriculum

This course addresses creative and language disciplines, stages of development for each, and how these relate to appropriate early childhood curriculum. It includes designing curriculum for language, literacy, literature, and creative expression (art, music, & creative movement/dance) based on observation of children. Students must have contact with preschool children in a formal setting for observation and implementation of course assignments.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in ECED 140, ECED 191, and ECED 245.

Semester Offered

Spring

ECED 264 : Inquiry and Physical Curriculum

This course addresses creative and language disciplines, stages of development for each, and how these relate to appropriate early childhood curriculum. This course includes designing curriculum for language, literacy, literature, and creative expression (art, music, & creative movement/dance) based on observation of children. Students must have contact with preschool children in a formal setting for observation and implementation of course assignments.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in ECED 115 and ECED 191.

Corequisites

Semester Offered

Spring

ECED 291 : Early Childhood Practicum II

This course provides a final supervised work experience in an early childhood education and care setting. It is designed to support students in integrating content knowledge with practice.

credits

4

Class Hours

8 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in ECED 191.

Semester Offered

Spring