This course allows students to study early childhood programs from the perspective of the person serving in the role of leader and administrator. Studies include the planning and development of a program or center, budgeting issues, environmental planning and preparation, state licensing regulations, health and safety guidelines, staffing and personnel issues and parent-school relationships.
Students study theories of early childhood education with emphasis on classroom management, teaching methods, assessment and behavior guidance. Students demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of theories and best practices by preparing appropriate thematic units and lesson plans for preschool children.
This course aims to promote an understanding of all aspects of literacy including speaking, listening, reading and writing through the early childhood years. Topics discussed include theory, methods, cultural and linguistic difference and integrating play. Language and literacy performance assessments adaptations for special needs children are explored.
This course examines relationships between the young child and other members of the family unit and the relationship between the family and the early childhood program. The focus is on the child during infancy, toddler and preschool years. Studies include the diversity of family lifestyles and cultures.
This course will provide an opportunity for students to further their study of principles and concepts in the field and to apply their knowledge in a variety of application both in the traditional classroom setting and in work/job related experiences. The class will be an individualized, arranged course, with learning outcomes determined by the instructor in consultation with the student and permission of the School Dean.
Studies in special selected topics, to be determined by the instructor and approved by the School Dean. Credits earned will be applicable as free electives in associate and certificate of applied science degree programs.
This course will be an advanced guided experience for community college students to explore topics of interest in their field through research, field experience, presentation, computer applications, lab experience, or other project agreed upon between the student and the supervising faculty and is submitted to the dean in a written contract.
This course will be a guided experience for community college students to explore topics of interest in their field through research, field experience, presentation, computer applications, lab experience, or other project agreed upon between the student and the supervising faculty and is submitted to the dean in a written contract.
The student studies how to plan, prepare and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum for early childhood programs. Opportunities for hands-on learning experiences are provided. Practicum experience is required. Students must register for a laboratory session.