Course : Introduction to the Young Child
- Course Number
- ECED 3103
- Section Number
- Summer II 2021
- Dr. Daphney "Leann" Curry
- Days & Times
- Final Exam Day/Time
- Friday, May 28, 2021 3:47 pm - 3:47 pm
An introduction to the profession of early childhood education, focusing on developmentally appropriate practices, types of programs, historical perspectives and current issues.
The learner will:
1. Explain how theories of learning will influence the teaching and practice of early childhood education. (D, CA, Ex)
2. compare and contrast the basic features of early childhood education models.(CA)
3. Explain how developmentally appropriate practice relates to classroom practice. (CA, D)
4. Analyze various methods of assessing development, learning, and behavior. (CA, D, Ex)
5. Describe the cognitive, language, and social milestones of infant and toddler development. (Ex, CA, D)
6. Explain the characteristics of preschool and primary childrenâs development. (Ex, D, CA)
7. Describe how play promotes childrenâs learning. (D, CA, Ex)
8. Examine appropriate goals, objectives, and curriculum for kindergarten programs.
9. Explain how to meet the needs of all children. (Ex, DCA)
10. Analyze strategies for the infusion of multicultural content in early childhood programs and activities. (CA, D)
11. Plan strategies to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully help guide their behavior. (D, CA)
12. Describe effective parent/family collaboration programs. (D)
13. Research societal issues that affect children, families, and schools. (CA, D)
14. Explain how early literacy foundations impact studentâs academic success (Ex, D, CA)
15. Analyze and understand the importance of fostering collaborations with families and other professionals to promote studentsâ ability in all ELAR areas. (CA, EX, D)
Texas Education Agency. (2018). Educatorâs Code of Ethics. Retrieved May 19, 2020, from TEA Texas Educator Code of Ethics
Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for ELAR (Elementary)
Elementary Certificate Standards for Core Subjects EC-6 and EC-3
Promoting Child Development and Learning. Candidates use their understanding of young childrenâs characteristics and needs, and of multiple interacting influences on childrenâs development and learning, to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging for all children. (CA, D, Ex)
Building Family and Community Relationships. Candidates know about, understand, and value the importance and complex characteristics of childrenâs families and communities. They use this understanding to create respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families, and to involve all families in their childrenâs development and learning. (Ex, CA, D)
Observing, Documenting, and Assessing to Support Young Children and
Families. Candidates know about and understand the goals, benefits, and uses of assessment. They know about and use systematic observations, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies in a responsible way, in partnership with families and other professionals, to positively influence childrenâs development and learning.(CA, D, Ex)
Using Developmentally Effective Approaches. Candidates use their knowledge of academic disciplines to design, implement, and evaluate experiences that promote positive development and learning for each and every young child. (CA, D, Ex)
Standard 4.Using Context Knowledge to Build Meaningful Curriculum. Candidates integrate their understanding of and relationships with children and families; their understanding of developmentally effective approaches to teaching and learning; and their knowledge of academic disciplines to design, implement, and evaluate experiences that promote positive development and learning for all children. (CA, D, Ex)
Becoming a Professional. Candidates identify and conduct themselves as members of the early childhood profession. They know and use ethical guidelines and other professional standards related to early childhood practice. They are continuous, collaborative learners who demonstrate knowledgeable, reflective, and critical perspectives on their work, making informed decisions that integrate knowledge from a variety of sources. They are informed advocates for sound educational practices and policies. (CA, D)
Participation and Late Work Policy:
Please complete all assignments on time. Assignments and Exams will be deducted by 25% for each late day. Complete readings prior to the class schedule to ensure participation in course-related content and activities.
Participation Policy - (Read Welcome Letter on Course Home Page âD2L)
â¢ Although the course requires a thorough understanding of the readings and assignments, online discussions will provide the basis for learning and assessment.
â¢ Because of the absence of in-class collaboration and face-to-face communications, participation in the discussion boards is crucial to the successful completion of this course.
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â¢ Please complete all assignments on time. Assignments will be deducted by 25% for each late day. Complete readings prior to class schedule to ensure participation in course related content and activities.
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