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

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Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Meeting Type Cost Instructor
04-03-2021 to 05-02-2021 3.0 Final Coursework Due $470

Melissa Chi Le



Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Sat, 04-03-2021 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Live-Online ONLINE
Sat, 04-10-2021 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Live-Online ONLINE
Sat, 04-17-2021 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Live-Online ONLINE
Sat, 04-24-2021 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Live-Online ONLINE
Sat, 05-01-2021 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Final Coursework Due ONLINE