Mar 04, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
RCC Catalog 2023-2024
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ECE 100 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): WR 115  or designated placement, or BT 113  

Course Description: Introduces students to the field of early education for children. Covers the history and roots, current issues and challenges in the field, and explores professional education and career directions for teachers of young children birth to eight years. Community observations in early childhood settings are required.

Course Level: Career/Tech Preparatory

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Identify the scope and breadth of the early childhood field and its historical foundations.
  • CLO#2: Observe and identify concepts of child development, including differing abilities of individual children.
  • CLO#3: Articulate one’s own personal attributes as related to working with children and families. (ILO: Communication)
  • CLO#4: Describe the importance of the role of family in early childhood education.
  • CLO#5: Explain the importance of working ethically and respectfully with others as a responsible member of the early childhood community.
  • CLO#6: Give examples of developmentally appropriate practices and the integration of content knowledge.
  • CLO#7: Identify aspects of promoting a child’s well-being and of providing a healthy and safe environment for children.

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