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Early Childhood - ECE Level 3 Credential (ECD)
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Program Overview:
The ECE Level 2 Credential and ECE Level 3 Credential certificates prepare students for careers in the Early Childhood Education industries. The stackable certificates provide training needed to earn credentials aligned with Gateways to Opportunities competencies. Completion of the certificates includes coursework in Human Growth and Development, Health, Safety and Well-Being, Interactions, Relationships and Environments, Observation and Assessment, Curriculum and Program Design, Professionalism, and Family & Community Relationships.

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Semester 1
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SU2017
FA2017
ECD 1101
Intro to Early Childhood Education
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Course will be the survey of early childhood educational programs and principles to give historical and philosophical perspective to current issues and trends. Desirable qualities, skills, duties, and responsibilities of early childhood care providers are examined.

ECD 1202
Childhood Teaching Techniques I
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Course will include exploration of various stimulating teaching techniques to foster the optimum physical, intellectual, social and emotional development of young children. Methods will concentrate on preschool age children although activities for infants and toddlers will be discussed. All curriculum areas will be covered, but lesson plan work will be emphasizing literature, language, art and music.

ECD 1203
Health and Safety of Children
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This course deals with issues that affect the health of children. It includes nutrition, hygiene, diseases, protection, first aid and safety. Laws and standards governing early childhood facilities are examined.

ECD 1204
Childhood Teaching Techniques II
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This course explores teaching techniques which foster optimum physical, intellectual, social and emotional development of young children. Methods of teaching preschool children are stressed although activities for infants and toddlers are discussed. All curricula will be covered, including literature, mathematics, all sciences, social studies, the arts, physical education, and computer activities.

ECD 1205
Curriculum for Young Children
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A survey of methods of curriculum planning for early childhood facilities is presented. Goals, objectives, motivational techniques, teaching methods, unit planning, lesson plan construction and creative activities are emphasized.

ECD 1223
Growth/Development of Children
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A foundation course for early childhood and infant-toddler practitioners including an in-depth study of physical, social/emotional, cognitive, language, and aesthetic development; an examination of current research and major developmental theories. Students examine how children develop and learn and understand the mutual influences among different domains of development, including those related to special needs. Students explore the Gateway Human Growth and Development Benchmarks.

ENG 1201
Communications
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This course is designed to develop the student's appreciation of the value of communication between individuals and between business and industries. It is to provide a practical application for today's trades, business, and industrial workers, particularly in the comprehension and expression of written English as it applies to business letters, reports, and memoranda.

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ELEC
English Gen Ed Elective marked
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PSY 1101
General Psychology I
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A survey of the study of human and animal behavior with emphasis on the scientific nature of contemporary psychological investigation. Topics may include the biology of behavior, sensation, motivation, emotion, life-span development of behavior, personality, abnormal behavior and its therapies, social behavior, and individual differences. NO PREREQUISITE.

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PSY 1103
Business Psychology
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This course centers on those human relations skills that students need to successfully interact in today's changing world: communication, motivation, authority, leadership styles and strategies, attitude adjustment and coping. Students will learn the fundamentals necessary for adjusting to cultural diversity, economic fluctuations and changes in responsibility.

ELEC
Math Gen Ed Elective marked
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Term Total
32
Program Total
32


We recommend that you contact an advisor before enrolling in any degree, certificate, or transfer program to ensure all requirements are met including total hours associated with transfer courses.

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