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Chronological Listing
of Catalog Changes

   Through 08/02
   09/02 to 11/03
   12/03 to 01/04
   02/04 to 04/04

 

Early Childhood Development Course Descriptions

Explanation of Course Description Items

ECD 101A
The Child's Total Learning Environment
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required

A study of the preschool child’s total learning environment, incorporating indoor, outdoor, and community aspects, stressing the importance of well organized centers and age appropriate equipment and materials.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 101B
Providing a Healthy Environment
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required

Procedures and practices designed to protect the health of young children in early childhood programs, with emphasis on the development of lifelong health habits and attitudes. 
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 101C
Planned Arrangements and Schedules
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required

Methods of scheduling and lesson planning designed to meet the needs of young children in a variety of early childhood settings.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 101D
Providing a Safe Environment
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required

A study of concerns to consider and procedures to use when providing for the safety of children in early childhood programs.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 111A
Transitions
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required

This course prepares the student to understand the nature of transitions, to recognize the importance of using transitional time wisely, and to use transitions throughout the curriculum.  
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 111B
Guidance Principles
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
Prepares the student to direct program planning activities in an early childhood learning center.  In addition, students will gain knowledge in a study of positive guidance and discipline techniques that can be used to encourage children to develop self-discipline and responsibility for their own actions.

ECD 111C
Enhancing Questioning and Problem Solving
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
This course will help the students develop an awareness of the problem-solving process and the factors which affect problem-solving abilities.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 111D
Teaching Aids
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
Students will collect and organize teaching materials.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 121A
Techniques for Observing Children
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
Provides the student with the necessary information and techniques to effectively observe and record child characteristics and behavior and to compare those observations with developmental norms.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 122A
Guidance and Discipline of Infants and Toddlers
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
A study of positive guidance and discipline techniques that can be used to encourage children to develop self-discipline and responsibility.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 122B
Enhancing Social Competence of Infants and Toddlers
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
This course will help the student develop the skills and techniques to enhance the social competence of infants and toddlers by providing an appropriate environment, by providing positive interaction between caregiver and child, and by providing opportunities for interactions with peers.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 123A
Encouraging Trust and Autonomy Development of Positive Self-Concept of Infants and Toddlers
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
An introduction to the normal sequence of social and emotional development of infants and toddlers with an emphasis on the development of a positive self-concept.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 124B
Sensorimotor Learning in Infancy and Toddlerhood
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
The student will learn about the relationship of physical and cognitive development with emphasis on developing a total sensorimotor program for infants/toddlers, utilizing observations and participation in infant care activities to individuals.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 126A
Learning Principles and Theories of Cognitive Development
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
An introduction to cognitive development of infants and toddlers through observation and participation in an infant and toddler care program.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 126B
Practical Applications of Cognitive Development
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
The student will learn the practical application of cognitive development theories through the selection of appropriate material and equipment while participating in an infant/toddler care program.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 126C
Language Development of Infants and Toddlers
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
Theories, trends, and principles of cognitive growth and language development and examination of developmental stages and norms through observation and participation in an infant/toddler care program.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 127A
Ages and Stages of Young Children:  Prenatal Through Infancy
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
Theories, trends, and research in human development from prenatal through infancy with emphasis on the principles of physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth of young children, their general characteristics and behaviors, and comparisons to generally accepted norms.  Observation of infants is a requirement.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 127B
Ages and Stages of Young Children:  Toddlerhood
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
Theories, trends, and research of development during toddlerhood, with emphasis on the principles of physical, emotional, and intellectual growth of young children, their general characteristics and behaviors and comparisons to generally accepted norms.  Observation of toddlers is a requirement.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 128A
Physical Development in Infancy/Toddlerhood
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
The normal sequence of physical development in infants and toddlers, utilizing observations and participation in infant/toddler care activities to individualize the program.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 129A
Environments for Infants and Toddlers
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
Prepares the student to develop a safe, healthy environment for infants and toddlers with emphasis on indoor/outdoor environments based on space, materials, and equipment.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 131A
Building Relationships with Parents
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
Methods of developing effective communication and cooperation between parents and persons involved in the early childhood program setting.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 131B
Supporting the Growth and Education of Parents
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
Methods of building awareness of parental values for their children and helping parents gain more understanding about their children’s needs.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 131C
Enhancing Family Involvement
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
Methods for involving parents and community in the early childhood program.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 141A
Fostering Communication and Language
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
Assessing, understanding, and enhancing the development of communication skills of young children.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 141B
Beginning Mathematical Concepts
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
A study of concrete mathematical experiences for young children.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 141C
Science and Discovery
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
Techniques for helping children increase awareness and appreciation for their natural environment, including ideas for activities to help children handle, observe, compare and question.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 142A
Early Childhood Nutrition
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
Introduction to nutrition, emphasizing methods of structuring and implementing nutrition education and experiences in the early childhood settings.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 142B
Blocks
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
Provides the student with the necessary knowledge and techniques to enhance children’s exploration and learning with blocks.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 142C
Literature for Preschool Children
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
Provides the student with the necessary knowledge and techniques to enhance children’s learning and experiences with literature.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 151A
Balancing Work and Family in Family Child Care Setting
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
Provides the student with the necessary knowledge and techniques to plan and implement a child care program and to develop positive ways to balance personal and professional life.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 151B
Record Keeping for the Family Child Care Provider
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
The students will learn how to set up the appropriate record keeping systems that best meet the needs as a family child care provider.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 151C
Family Child Care as a Small Business
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
This course helps to explore the various components of the family child care business which may help you succeed in the family child care field.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 161A
Music and Creative Movement
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
Provides the student with practical knowledge and experience in encouraging creative expression in the early childhood setting through music and movement.

ECD 161B
Dramatic Play
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
The value of role-playing activities for young children and techniques which encourage child participation in these activities, emphasizing methods of using dramatic play and the construction and storage of materials.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 161C
Creative Media
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
A study of the value of creative media activities, methods for creating an environment which encourages creativity, and skills for selecting materials for creative experiences.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 171A
Large Muscle Development
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
An overview of the physical maturation process of young children, the value of gross motor activities, and techniques for providing a variety of spontaneous and teacher directed activities.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 171B
Small Muscle Development
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
An overview of the physical maturation process, the value of small muscle activities, development of eye-hand coordination, and techniques for providing a variety of fine motor activities.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 181A
Incorporating the Children's Culture
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
The student will learn how to include important elements of the children's culture in the early childhood program.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 181B
Planning/Implementing a Bilingual Program
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
Methods of providing young children with communication skills in their primary language with exposure to a basic vocabulary for a second language.  This course will be made language specific for the group of children with which the student is involved.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 210A
Enhancing a Positive Self-Concept
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
A study of the role a child’s self image plays in the development and learning processes and an overview of teaching/caregiving behaviors which will enhance the growth of a positive self-image.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 210B
Ages and Stages - The Preschool Years
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
Theories, trends, and research in the development during the preschool years, with emphasis on the principles of physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth of young children.  General characteristics and behaviors as well as comparisons to generally accepted norms are included.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 210C
Understanding How Children Learn
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
This course is designed to help build upon the special skills and abilities that children have.  The course will also help the student evaluate the learning atmosphere in the center in which they are working.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 220B
Professionalism
1 credit
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
The components of professionalism of the early childhood field, including a history of the profession, advocacy of ethical behavior, and commitment to professional growth.

ECD 240
Child Development Portfolio and Assessment Preparation
3 credits

Offered upon request
Prerequisite: Six hours per week of ECD employment or volunteer work required
Includes an in-depth review of the functional areas providing the basis for Child Development Associate competency and gives a step-by-step approach of activities necessary to complete the CDA Assessment process. Familiarity with the ECD courses is recommended. Last in series of courses.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

ECD 295
CDA Renewal      
1 credit

Offered upon request
This course is provided specifically for those who need to renew the CDA credential.  This course will review all aspects of early care and will also require each student to be in the workplace setting.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format
 
ECD 299
Independent Study
1 to 3 credits

Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment

Design and execution of original projects under faculty supervision.