ECE 175 - Techniques of Observation and Evaluation
This course presents various methods used to document and evaluate the development of young children (infants through eight years old) in structured and unstructured situations. ECE 175 will highlight the value of keen observation in order to record and assess the social, physical, language, intellectual, creative and emotional development in young children. Ethics, confidentiality, accountability, communicating with families, portfolio organization, developmental milestones, individual strengths and challenges, developmental delays and special needs are some of the topics that will be addressed. Field observation and community service experiences are mandatory. ECE 175 is required for A.A.S. Early Childhood Education majors and L.A.G.S Teacher Education (A.S. Degree) transfer majors.
Prerequisite: ECE 110 Introduction to Early Education
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a proficiency in various formal and informal assessment methods used to document children's development via class activities, field experiences, written assignments and examinations.
2. Interpret observations and evaluate children's social, physical, literacy, intellectual, creative and emotional development via class discussions, field experiences, written assignments and examinations.
3. Identify common developmental delays and four types of child abuse via class discussions and written assignments.
4. Produce a child study that demonstrates knowledge of child development with appropriate curriculum recommendations that are documented with actual observation recordings.
5. Communicate a positive attitude toward each child in evaluations as well as respect confidentiality through class discussions, field experiences and written assignments.
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