SRJC Course Outlines

4/23/2024 11:11:01 AMCHLD 90.4 Course Outline as of Spring 2002

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CHLD 90.4Title:  INTRO TO CURRICULUM  
Full Title:  Introduction to Curriculum
Last Reviewed:2/28/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CHILD 90.4

Catalog Description:
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An introduction to planning age-appropriate curriculum for young children, including how to use the environment as a foundation for curriculum and how to plan and implement ongoing curriculum and activities based on a framework. This course emphasizes design and implementation of curriculum. Access to a supervised group of children is required.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Chld 10 and Chld 51 OR 3 units of Chld 110 and Chld 51.


Recommended Preparation:
Presently working with children.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introduction to techniques of planning curriculum for young children, including how to use the environment as a foundation for curriculum and how to plan and implement ongoing curriculum and activities based on framework. This course emphasizes design and implementation of curriculum. Access to a supervised group of children is required.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Chld 10 and Chld 51 OR 3 units of Chld 110 and Chld 51.
Recommended:Presently working with children.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1987Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: ECE 130 Introduction to Curriculum SRJC Equivalent Course(s): CHLD90.4

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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  Students will be able to:
 1.  develop and implement appropriate curriculum that reflects age and
     diversity of the children served.
 2.  create a thematic, integrated curriculum plan.
 3.  develop curriculum around a framework using the environment of
     the classroom for a foundation.
     a. room arrangement
     b. materials
     c. interest areas
 4.  include the concept of emergent curriculum in a curriculum plan.
 5.  include play as a major element in curriculum design and imple-
     mentation
 6.  develop a parent involvement component in curriculum

Topics and Scope
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1. Framework for planning curriculum
  a. physical environment as a foundation of curriculum
  b. how children learn through play
  c. developmentally appropriate expectations for each age
  d. the teacher's role in curriculum
     1) interacting with children (the interpersonal role)
     2) managing the classroom (safety, record keeping, meetings,
        parent conferences)
     3) serving as a liaison to parents
     4) observing and assessing children
     5) planning and evlauating curriculum
     6) developing personal qualities (self-awareness, proactivity)
     7) developing professional qualities
        a) solid foundation in ECE and Child Development body of
           knowledge
        b) ongoing participation in continuing education
2. Planning curriculum to meet the needs of children
  a. age appropriateness
  b. emergent curriculum
  c. antibias curriculum
3. Utilization of different curriculum models
  a. thematic
  b. emergent
  c. developmental areas
  d. project approach
4. How to plan curriculum
  a. identifying goals and objectives that reflect children's age as
     well as individual learning.
  b. planning monthly, weekly and daily for a designated age group
  c. planning individual activities

Assignments:
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  1.  Observation and evaluation of program environment.
 2.  Development and implementation of age appropriate activities that
     are part of an integrated, thematic curriculum.
 3.  Develop a monthly, weekly and daily plan for a designated age group:
     IT, preschool and primary age children.
 4.  Read text and misc. handouts.
 5.  Prepare and present and evaluate appropriate activities to both
     children and to fellow classmates.
 6.  Plan curriculum utilizaing a variety of curriculum models.
 7.  Develop a parent involvement plan for program curriculum.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 50%
Written homework, Essay exams, Observation, written program and activity plans.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 50%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 50%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 50%
ESSAY/SHORT ANSWER
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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 The Creative Curriculum for Early Childhood Education, 3rd Ed., Diane
 Trister Dodge & Laura Colker, Teaching Strategies, Inc.
 ISBN - 1-879537-06-0

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