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ECE 105 Foundations of Early Childhood Education
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: An introduction to the field of early childhood education (ECE). Content includes an overview of different types of programs for young children, professional opportunities within the field, and key philosophies and theories of early childhood education. The course is suggested as an entry level course for an ECE certificate or degree.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: This is an introductory course and should be one of the first courses taken in the ECE program of study.

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Knowledge Level) Identify and summarize different types of programs for young children.
2. (Knowledge Level) Identify key concepts of early childhood philosophies and theories.
3. (Knowledge Level) Identify the state and federal rules and regulations governing early childhood programs.
4. (Comprehension Level) Describe the role of families and other significant adults in the lives of young children.
5. (Comprehension Level) Describe the key concepts of culturally and developmentally appropriate practice for young children with diverse abilities.
6. (Comprehension Level) Elaborate on the different career opportunities within the field of early childhood education.
7. (Comprehension Level) Discuss the major issues facing early childhood education today and their impact on young children.
8. (Comprehension Level) Describe the complex roles and responsibilities of professionals in the field of early childhood education.
9. (Application Level) Apply the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Code of Ethics to participate in ethical discussions.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
This course is part of the Early Childhood Education AAS Degree that is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The change will not effect the Accreditation standing of the program.