Mar 04, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
RCC Catalog 2023-2024
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ECE 125 - Early Childhood Development

3 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): RD 90  and WR 90  or WR 91  (WR 91  substitutes for both RD 90  and WR 90 ) or designated placement.

Course Description: Provides an overview of child development from conception through eight years of age. The focus is on studying and observing the physical, cognitive, language, emotional, and social aspects of the individual during this period. This course includes the Child Development Associate (CDA) subject areas of child growth and development and observation, as well as the functional areas of physical, cognitive, communication, and creative. Child observations are required. Equivalent to ECE 125A , ECE 125B , and ECE 125C .

Course Level: Career/Tech Preparatory

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Recognize the developmental stages of young children 0-8 years: prenatal, infant, toddler, preschool, and primary.
  • CLO#2: Describe the various domains of development: physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language.
  • CLO#3: Recognize major child development theorists and their ideas.
  • CLO#4: Identify multiple influences on development and learning, including influences on one’s own development. (ILO:Critical Thinking)
  • CLO#5: Demonstrate elements of objective versus subjective observation.

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