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ECE 271 Creating Early Childhood Environments
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only

Description: Methods to establish age-appropriate learning environment, incorporating indoor, outdoor and community aspects. Design and implement schedules, lesson plans and transitions to meet the needs of young children in a variety of early childhood settings.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Evaluation Level) Modify and organize routines and environments to meet individual needs of an early childhood community on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
2. (Synthesis Level) Design effective transitions that incorporate a variety of curriculum areas.
3. (Evaluation Level) Create a child-oriented learning environment suitable for adults as well as children.
4. (Synthesis Level) Design and utilize a child-oriented indoor environment.
5. (Analysis Level) Arrange the outdoor space as part of the total learning environment.
6. (Analysis Level) Organize a variety of daily schedules that reflect knowledge of events and activities.
7. (Evaluation Level) Compose a written daily schedule providing an appropriate balance of activities including plans to meet the needs of individual children.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Students will be able to demonstrate outcomes at the pre-established standards set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children Associate Degree Standards. (www.naeyc.org)