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ECED 1 CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course examines the major physical, psychosocial, and cognitive/language theories and development milestones for children,both typical and atypical, from conception through adolescence. Interactions between maturational processes and environmental factors are emphasized. Students observe children, evaluate individual differences, and analyze characteristics of development at various stages using investigative research methodologies.

ECED 51 PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN

3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course provides an examination of the underlying theoretical principles of developmentally appropriate practices applied to programs, environments, emphasizing the key role of relationships,constructive adult-child interactions, and teaching strategies in supporting physical, social, creative, and intellectual development for all children. It includes a review of the historical roots of early childhood programs and the evolution of the professional practices promoting advocacy, ethics and professional identity. Students must interact directly with children in a child care setting.

ECED 55 CHILD, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY

3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course examines the developing child in a societal context,focusing on the interrelationship of family, school, and community and emphasizes historical and socio-cultural factors. The processes of socialization and identity development are highlighted, showing the importance of respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families.

ECED 56 TEACHING IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY

3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

Examination of the societal and personal attitudes, beliefs, values, assumptions, and biases about culture, race, ethnicity, language, identity, family structures, ability, socio-economic status, and other issues influenced by systemic oppression. This course will look at various ethnic/cultural groups in the United States of America. The course examines theoretical and practical implications of oppression and privilege as they apply to young children, families, and various human service-related fields. Various strategies will be explored emphasizing culturally and linguistically appropriate anti-bias/social justice approaches supporting members in our diverse society.

ECED 61 HEALTH, SAFETY AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD

3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

Introduction to the laws, regulations, standards, policies and procedures and early childhood curriculum related to child health safety and nutrition. The key components that ensure physical health, mental health and safety for both children and staff are identified along with the importance of collaboration with families and health professionals. Focus is on integrating the concepts into everyday planning and program development for all children.

ECED 71A ADMINISTRATION OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS I

3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course covers leadership and organizational management of early childhood programs. Areas studied include environment, staff, budget, records, family involvement, and organizational structure.

ECED 72 SUPERVISING ADULTS IN THE CHILD CARE SETTING

2 units • LG-P/NP • Two hours lecture

This course covers methods and principles of supervising adults in early childhood settings. Emphasis is on the role of experienced teachers acting as mentors to new teachers while addressing other classroom needs.

ECED 80 INTRODUCTION TO CURRICULUM

3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course presents an overview of knowledge and skills related to providing appropriate curriculum and environments for young children from birth to age 6. Students examine a teacher’s role in supporting development and fostering the joy of learning for all young children. Students utilize observation and assessment strategies to plan and develop age-appropriate, child-emergent curriculum. An overview of curriculum areas includes language and literacy, social and emotional learning, sensory learning, art and creativity, math and science. This class is crucial to early childhood educators understanding the curriculum/assessment cycle and to provide developmentally appropriate, emergent curriculum for young children.