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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.


Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Explain developmentally appropriate practices in accordance with various ages and stages of development.
  2. Examine the history, philosophy, and social and cultural norms, related to early childhood and elementary education.
  3. Identify various observation and documentation techniques used to evaluate early development and learning.
  4. Explain various ethical and professional standards related to early childhood.