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ECE 2: Introduction to Teaching Young Children | ECED.X302

ECE 2: Introduction to Teaching Young Children | ECED.X302


This course studies the philosophy, history and development of early childhood programs. You'll examine the teacher-child relationship and how existing programs meet the needs of preschool children and review programs to evaluate how they meet the criteria of a quality learning environment. You'll get a chance to see how ECE programs operate in the real world by attending mandatory field observations at sites designated by the instructor.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to
  • Describe the history of early childhood education
  • Discuss various guiding principles among early childhood educators
  • Know the differences among early childhood programs and how they are evaluated by checklists
  • Identify the differences among developmental stages of children

Topics Include

  • History of early childhood education
  • Types of programs
  • Defining the young child
  • Developmental and learning theories
  • Teaching: A professional commitment
  • Curriculum: Creating a context for learning and play
  • Issues and trends in early childhood education

Necessary Knowledge

  • To be successful in this class all students should have working knowledge of Google Workspace or Microsoft Office, proper email etiquette, and an essential understanding of Canvas.

Additional Information

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Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Quarter Units Cost Instructor
04-01-2023 to 05-06-2023 3.0 $510

Melissa Chi Le

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Final Date To Enroll: 04-01-2023

Schedule

Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Sat, 04-01-2023 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE
Sat, 04-08-2023 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE
Sat, 04-15-2023 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE
Sat, 04-29-2023 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE
Sat, 05-06-2023 12:01 a.m. 11:59 p.m. Online Traditional ONLINE