EARC 105 Early Childhood Environments

Students will learn how to design and arrange quality early childhood learning environments that are healthy and safe. Pre-service early childhood teachers will learn about developmentally appropriate domains and learning and will learn to develop Literacy, Manipulative, Sensory, Science, Math, Block, Dramatic Play, Art, Outdoor, Music, and Technology centers. Students will study early childhood organization plans, procedures, and physical facilities, and they will survey necessary materials and equipment by visiting and evaluating early learning centers. Students will develop a process of designing and critiquing appropriate learning environments for young children. Students will evaluate an Early Childhood center by completing a PQA. Students are required to complete and pass a background check.

Credits

3 Credits

Notes

Students will develop a process of designing and critiquing appropriate learning environments for young children. Students will evaluate an Early Childhood center by completing a PQA. Students are required to complete and pass a background check.

EARC 105Early Childhood Environments

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Education

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

45

Semester Contact Hours Lab

8

Notes and Advisories (only if included in catalog)

Students will develop a process of designing and critiquing appropriate learning environments for young children. Students will evaluate an Early Childhood center by completing a PQA. Students are required to complete and pass a background check.

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

Students will learn how to design and arrange quality early childhood learning environments that are healthy and safe. Pre-service early childhood teachers will learn about developmentally appropriate domains and learning and will learn to develop Literacy, Manipulative, Sensory, Science, Math, Block, Dramatic Play, Art, Outdoor, Music, and Technology centers. Students will study early childhood organization plans, procedures, and physical facilities, and they will survey necessary materials and equipment by visiting and evaluating early learning centers. Students will develop a process of designing and critiquing appropriate learning environments for young children. Students will evaluate an Early Childhood center by completing a PQA. Students are required to complete and pass a background check.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Understand developmentally appropriate theories, models and practices for young children and families Apply early childhood concepts and knowledge to planning environments, curriculum, family interactions and program management Demonstrate ability to respond to the holistic needs of diverse children and families in a variety of settings Interact professionally and ethically with diverse children, families and coworkers. Utilize professional and community resources to promote developmentally appropriate care and education of children and families

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Week Due Date Read Discussion Assignment Quiz/Test 1 8/25 Blackboard & Syllabus Introduce Yourself Text reminders from Evin Plagiarism Quiz & Syllabus Quiz   2 8/30 Ch. 1 & 2 See Discussion Board Ch. 2, p. 46 #1   3 9/6 Ch. 3 & 4 See Discussion Board Ch. 3, p. 67 #2   4 9/13 Ch. 5 & 6 See Discussion Board Ch. 6, p. 130 #10   5 9/20 Ch. 7 & 8 See Discussion Board Ch. 8, p. 175 #6   6 9/27 Ch. 9 See Discussion Board Ch. 9, p. 196 #1   7 10/4 Ch. 10 See Discussion Board Ch. 10 p. 222 #1   8 10/11 Ch. 11 See Discussion Board  Ch. 11, p. 248 #3   9 10/18 Ch. 12 See Discussion Board     10 10/25 Ch. 13 See Discussion Board     11 11/1 Ch. 14 See Discussion Board     12 11/8 Ch. 15 See Discussion Board  Ch. 15, p 334 #5   13 11/15 Ch. 16  See Discussion Board     14 11/22 THANKSGIVING       15 11/29 Ch. 17 & 18  See Discussion Board     16 12/6 Ch.19  See Discussion Board     17 12/13  FINAL     PQA

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

PQA

Required Exams

PQA

Required Text

Text: Creating Environments for Learning, Birth to Age Eight by Bullard PQA (Preschool Program Quality Assessment Form A & the Administration Manual.

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

PQA PQA