ED 105 - Introduction To Early Childhood Education
- Prerequisite or Corequisite: ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100
Introduces and explores the historical roots and fundamental principles of early childhood care and education programs, the variety and scope of programs in the community, issues confronting the field, and career options. Students learn about and practice using observation and assessment tools to record children's growth and learning. May be taken on a CR/N basis.
3 hrs. lect. per week
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of ED 105, the student will be able to:
- Select strategies for working effectively with diverse families.
- Articulate the responsibilities of early childhood professionals regarding families.
- List skills needed to work cooperatively and responsibly in an early childhood program.
- Describe actions needed to comply with program standards applicable to specific roles and settings.
- Objectively observe, record, and document children's behavior, activities and interactions.
- Identify appropriate and inappropriate uses of formal and informal assessment of children.
- Address ethical issues in the workplace using the Early Childhood Code of Ethics.
- Participate as a professional in the field of early childhood education at a beginning level.
- Describe the field of early care and education and identify its foundations and some of the current issues and trends.
- Select an educational pathway appropriate to career goal.
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