SRJC Course Outlines

8/8/2022 12:21:14 PMCHLD 51 Course Outline as of Fall 2011

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CHLD 51Title:  ECE PRINCIPLES-PRACTICES  
Full Title:  Principles and Practices of Early Childhood Education
Last Reviewed:2/27/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled08 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 51

Catalog Description:
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This is a survey course of the field of early childhood education. It provides an analysis of historical and contemporary models of early childhood education. Included is an examination of developmentally appropriate principles as they apply to children's development, program components, teacher/child/family relationships, professional ethics and professional and career development. The student is required to observe and participate for 15 hours in a licensed early childhood program. The course is appropriate for students wishing to work with children aged 0-8 years in a variety of childcare and educational programs.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for English 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:
Students will be required to make arrangements to participate for 15 hours in a licensed early childhood program.

Schedule of Classes Information
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This is a survey course of the field of early childhood education. It provides an analysis of historical and contemporary models of early childhood education. Included is an examination of developmentally appropriate principles as they apply to children's development, program components, teacher/child/family relationships, professional ethics and professional and career development. The student is required to observe and participate for 15 hours in a licensed early childhood program. The course is appropriate for students wishing to work with children aged 0-8 years in a variety of childcare and educational programs.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for English 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:Students will be required to make arrangements to participate for 15 hours in a licensed early childhood program.
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 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: ECE 120 Principles & Practices of Teaching Young Children SRJC Equivalent Course(s): CHLD51

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course students will be able to:
1.  Compare and contrast a variety of early childhood educational theories, philosophies, program models, licensing and regulatory structures.
2.  Evaluate introductory principles that define high quality early childhood educational and care programs as they relate to children of all abilities, their families, teachers, program and curriculum development.
3.  Analyze early childhood educational and care practices in a social and cultural context.
4.  Examine professional development and ethics in early childhood education.
5.  Develop strategies to maintain communication and access with English learning families and children.
6.  Compare and contrast principles of positive guidance strategies.
7.  Construct a professional philosophy and plan utilizing current information on career pathways and opportunities.

Topics and Scope
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Topics will include but not be limited to:
I.    The Field of Early Childhood Education
      A. Historical perspectives in early childhood education and care
      B. Introduction to and comparison of major program models, theories, and philosophies
II.    Introductory Principles for Instructional Strategies and Program Components
      A. The role of observation and assessment
          1. Evaluating children for planning and curriculum development using checklists and child portfolios
          2. Evaluating program components for planning and curriculum development
      B. Learning in the domains of development
      C. Developmentally appropriate practices
          1. The role of play in curriculum
          2. Constructivist learning
      D. The anti-bias curriculum; culturally consistent education and care
      E. Inclusion of children with special needs
          1. Least restrictive inclusive environments
          2. Resources in the community
      F. Indoor and outdoor environments
      G. Schedules and routines
      H. Safety
III.  The Role of the Teacher
      A. Relationships with children
           1. Positive guidance strategies
           2. Facilitating play and learning
      B. Relationships with families
           1. Cultural and social influences
           2. Teacher-parent interactions
           3.  Supporting families with children learning English
      C. Professional ethics relating to early childhood practices
      D. Professional development
           1. Career options and requirements
           2. Explanation of credentials, certificates and permits
           3. Professional philosophy

Assignments:
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Assignments may include:
 1. Examine a variety of early childhood program models to compare and contrast educational philosophies reflected in each model.
 2. Complete 15 hours of participation in a licensed early childhood  program to develop an introductory understanding of program components and curriculum development.
 3. Compose a series of reflective essays (a journal) that evaluate the application of introductory principles of practices observed at the students' participation site.
 4. Utilize observation tools and checklists that reflect developmentally appropriate principles to study and evaluate the role of the child, teacher, and environment in program and curriculum development.
 5. Investigate the professional development and job responsibilities of the occupation by interviewing an early childhood teacher.
 6. Develop a portfolio and career plan that reflect professional growth and understanding of occupational requirements.
 7. Evaluate a variety of professional publications in order to become acquainted with professional resources in the early childhood field.
 8. Complete up to four assignments (readings, observations, reflective questions) chosen from a menu of options that require the student to apply concepts from the course and reading.
 9. Complete weekly reading assignments from the text or handouts (approximately 20-30 pagees) and in-class or homework activities that require the student to apply the course and reading content.

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
50 - 70%
Written homework, Reading reports, Essay exams, Reflective essays, interview, portfolio
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Essay and short answer exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Participation and attendance


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Representative textbooks:
Beginnings and Beyond: Foundations in Early Childhood Education. Gordon, Anne Miles and Browne, Kathryn Williams. Thomson-Delmar Learning: 2011, 8th Edition.
Foundations: Early Childhood Education in a Diverse Society. Gonzalez- Mena, Janet. Mayfield Publishing Company: 2011, 5th Edition.
 
Classic:
La Infancia y su Desarollo, Gordon, Anne Miles and Browne, Kathryn Williams. Thomson-Delmar Learning: 2001, New York.

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