ECD 101 Intro to Early Childhood (3)
This course is an overview of growth and development, developmentally appropriate
curriculum, positive guidance techniques, regulations, health, safety, and nutrition
standards in early care and education. Professionalism, family/cultural values and
practical applications based on historical and theoretical models in early care and
education are highlighted in this course.
ECD 102 Growth and Development I (3)
This course is an extensive study of philosophies and theories of growth and development
of infants/toddlers. Focus is on "total" development of the child, with emphasis on
physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and nutritional areas. Developmental tasks
and appropriate activities are explored in the course.
ECD 105 Guidance-Classroom Management (3)
This course is an overview of developmentally appropriate, effective guidance and
classroom management techniques for the teacher of young children. A positive pro-active
approach is stressed in the course.
ECD 107 Exceptional Children (3)
This course includes an overview of special needs children and their families. Emphasis
is on prevalence of disorders, treatment modalities, community resources serving exceptional
children, the teacher's role in mainstreaming and early identification, and on federal
legislation affecting exceptional children.
ECD 108 Family and Community Relations (3)
This course is an overview of techniques and materials for promoting effective family/program
partnerships to foster positive child development. Emphasis is on availability and
accessibility of community resources and on developing appropriate communication skills.
ECD 109 Administration & Supervision (3)
This course is a study of the role and responsibilities of an early childhood administrator.
Special focus is on program monetary matters, space management, curriculum, health
and food services, and relations among the public, staff and parents.
ECD 131 Language Arts (3)
This course is a study of methods and materials in age- appropriate language experiences.
Opportunities provided to develop listening, speaking, pre-reading and pre-writing
skills through planning, implementation, and evaluation of media, methods, techniques
and equipment. Methods of selection, evaluation, and presentation of children's literature
ECD 132 Creative Experiences (3)
In this course the importance of creativity and independence in creative expression
are stressed. A variety of age-appropriate media, methods, techniques and equipment
are utilized. Students plan, implement, and evaluate instructional activities.
ECD 133 Science and Math Concepts (3)
This course includes an overview of pre-number and science concepts developmentally-appropriate
for young children. Emphasis is on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of
developmentally-appropriate activities utilizing a variety of methods and materials.
ECD 135 Health Safety and Nutrition (3)
This course covers a review of health/safety practices recommended for child care
and includes information on common diseases and health problems. Certification preparation
is provided in pediatric safety, CPR, and first aid. Guidelines and information on
nutrition and developmentally-appropriate activities are also studied in the course.
ECD 200 Curr Issues in Infant/Todd Dev (3)
This course is a study of infant and toddler care. Emphasis is on brain development
and its implications for caring for infants and toddlers. Planning and teaching strategies
as they relate to child development, curriculum and environment are included in the
ECD 201 Prin of Ethics & Leadership (3)
This course includes an overview of historical views on leadership and issues and
challenges of leadership in early care and education. Emphasis is on current trends
and issues. This course also reviews ethical principles as they relate to children,
families, colleagues, and the community and society.
ECD 203 Growth and Development II (3)
This course is an in-depth study of preschool children growing and developing in today's
world. Focus is on "total" development of the child with emphasis on physical, social,
emotional, cognitive, and nutritional areas of development. Developmental tasks and
appropriate activities are explored in the course.
ECD 205 Socialization & Group Care of (3)
This course is the study of the socialization and group care of infants and toddlers.
Emphasis is on guidance and management, understanding behavior, temperament, the importance
of routines, primary care and continuity of care, and examining the elements of quality
ECD 237 Methods and Materials (3)
This course includes an overview of developmentally-appropriate methods and materials
for planning, and evaluating environments. Emphasis is on integrating divergent activities
in each curriculum area.
ECD 243 Supervised Field Experience I (3)
This course includes emphasis on planning, implementing, and evaluating scheduled
programs, age appropriate methods, materials, activities, and environment of early
childhood principles and practices.
ECD 252 Divers Iss in Early Care & Edu (3)
This course meets the growing need for students in early care and education to learn
how to interact with people who are different from them. It also allows students to
examine and appreciate the differences that exist because of diversity from race,
language, ethnicity, age and socio-economic levels.