ECE 110 - Introduction to Early Education
This course is an introduction to early childhood and elementary school education. ECE 110 will provide an overview of professionalism, child development, learning theories with a historical perspective, family involvement, contemporary issues in education, and career options within the field of education. Students will also explore the definition and concept of developmentally appropriate practice for young children (infants through eight years old). Eight hours of field observation and four hours of community service experiences are required. ECE 110 is required for A.A.S. Early Childhood Education majors. ECE 110 is an advised career pathway course for Teacher Education Early Childhood and Childhood bachelor programs.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Describe the history, philosophy and ethics of early childhood and elementary education via class discussions and written assignments.
2. Define and identify developmentally appropriate practice in accordance with various ages and stages of development via class discussions, written assignments and field observation experiences.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of child development in the context of family via class discussions and written assignments.
4. Apply critical thinking, problem solving, and self-reflection skills to class discussions, written assignments, field observation experience and related community service.
5. Articulate in writing career goals and pathways to reach them.
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