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ECE213-Art, Music, and Movement
The role of art, music, and movement in a young child’s education. It explains how art and movement education
address the physical, social/emotional, and cognitive development of young children. Students will
recognize ways to develop creativity and promote self-expression among young children by enhancing the
entire curriculum with experiences in visual, auditory, and kinesthetic creativity.
- Explain developmental theories related to creative thinking, behavior, and play in children’s learning
- Explain best practices for fostering creative thinking through art, music, movement, dance, and drama in children’s learning
- Describe research-based methods for assessing children’s creative thinking using their processes and materials
- Describe learning environments and materials that promote creative thinking and the arts that meet the needs of each child among diverse populations
ECE216-Language and Literacy Development in Young Children
Learn how important it is that teachers respect, understand, and dignify each child’s uniqueness while providing language-rich environments.
- Promote each child’s self-esteem and self-efficacy.
- Plan a comprehensive early childhood language arts program.
- Describe the four major components of communication—speaking, listening, writing, and reading.
ECE217-Developing Math and Science Skills in Young Children
Learn how to integrate math and science with other content areas for young children from preschool through the primary grades.
- Study the guidelines of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
ECE160-Cultural Diversity in the Early Childhood Program
This course will challenge you to examine the cultural influences on your attitudes and behaviors and how those cultural influences affect your professional judgment and practice.
- Analyze the cultural influences and differences in family childrearing practices, young children's social skills and behavior, and communication skills and styles.
- Describe how culture influences emergent literacy.
- Understand the importance of developing cultural competence.
ECE221-Administration of an Early Childhood Education Center
This course offers a comprehensive view of the procedures involved in establishing and administering a child care education program.
- Learn how to staff and budget for day-to-day administration.
- Learn about parent involvement and equipment acquisition.
ECE225-Family Child Care
This course includes the practical consideration of issues and responsibilities in providing family child care for infants and young children. Topics include developmental domains, developmentally appropriate practices, curriculum and creating a successful environment.
- Identify typical milestones and recommended practices for promoting development across all developmental domains (physical, cognitive, emotional, and social growth) in young children
- Identify activities that conform to DAP principles to meet the needs of a specific age level in early childhood education
- Define the needs of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers
- Identify recommended practices for managing a multiage environment
- Identify the components of an effective, developmentally appropriate early childhood curriculum
- Describe the caregiver's role in arranging the environment
- Identify the purpose of a daily schedule
- Describe strategies for guiding children's behavior
- Identify basic methods of assessment in the early childhood setting
- Identify strategies for promoting early literacy, creativity, and play
- Describe recommended policies and practices for transporting children
- ECE100 Orientation to Early Childhood Education
- ECE220 Child Growth and Development
ECE240-Assessment in Early Childhood Education
The current emphasis on producing high-quality, comprehensive programming for young children requires early-learning professionals to develop excellent observation and assessment skills.
- Understand the purpose of observation and assessment in the early childhood classroom.
- Describe the process of collecting and recording observations.
- Foster child development in each learning area.
- Share your observations with the children’s family members.