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Introduction to Early Childhood Education

Course NumberCD 111W
Credits3
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: READING LEVEL 2 or WRITING LEVEL 2. Introduces the field of early childhood education for ages birth-8. Provides an overall view of classroom goals, types of programs, teaching techniques and professionalism. Defines Michigan licensing laws for programs. (45-0)


Outcomes and Objectives

Examine basic information about the field of early childhood education.
Objectives:
  1. Identify and discuss some of the current issues in early childhood education.
  2. Define some of the common terminology used in early childhood education.
  3. Define play and how it is important in the child's overall development and academic learning.
  4. Write goals, objectives and strategies for early childhood programs.
  5. List the names and locations of several early childhood programs in the tri-county area.
  6. Describe some strategies for managing the classroom learning areas.

Explain the basic developmentally appropriate theory that underlies teaching decisions in early childhood programs.
Objectives:
  1. Identify the contemporary constructivist leaders in early childhood education.
  2. Identify some of the leaders who have influenced early childhood education.
  3. Compare and contrast the three models based on the goals and philosophy of the behaviorists, the interactionists and Montessori.
  4. Describe how different theories explain children's growth and development.

Interpret the State of Michigan licensing laws for early childhood programs.
Objectives:
  1. Identify the Licensing Rules for Child Care Centers as established by the State of Michigan, Consumer and Industry Services division.
  2. Interpret the specific rules for children ages birth-2 1/2.
  3. Interpret the specific rules for children ages 2 1/2-5.
  4. Interpret the specific rules for children ages 5-12.
  5. List the inspections that need to be routinely conducted.

Promote writing tasks to promote learning.
Objectives:
  1. Understand and analyze information in written form.
  2. Explain the subject matter in a coherent writing style.
  3. Evaluate the information.




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