EARC 109 Foundations of Early Childhood Education

Foundations of Early Childhood Education. This is a study of foundations and professional careers in early childhood education and early childhood special education. Students are required to complete and pass a background check.

Credits

3 Credits

EARC 109Foundations of Early Childhood Education

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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

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

Foundations of Early Childhood Education. This is a study of foundations and professional careers in early childhood education and early childhood special education. 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:

Outcome 1: Students will demonstrate knowledge of what constitutes a developmentally appropriate environment and curriculum for young children. Assessment: Written assignments, test and appropriate responses to discussions of topics related to a high quality early childhood program. Outcome 2: Students will successfully access articles from a variety of websites. Assessment: Written assignments, portfolio entries and appropriate responses to discussions of related topics.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Week Due Dates Readings Discussions Assignment Quiz/Test 1 8/25 Introductions & Syllabus  Introductions Sign up for text reminders from Evin Syllabus Quiz Plagiarism Quiz 2 8/31 Ch. 1 Page 2, #1, 4, 5 Enter background check Page 32 #3  Key Terms 3 9/7 Ch. 2 Page 34, #2, 3 Page 68 observations #1, #2, #3 (choose one)  Key Terms 4 9/14 Ch. 3 & 4 Page 70, #1, 2, 4 Page 98, #5, 6 Teacher Interview  Key Terms 5 9/21 Ch. 5 Page 136, #2, 3, 4 Page 168 #6 Key Terms   6 9/28 Ch. 6 "Dewey" Page 170, #4, 7    Key Terms 7 10/5 Ch. 7 Page 204, #4, 5    Key Terms 8 10/12 Ch. 8 "Montessori" Page 236, #1, 2, 3    Key Terms 9 10/19 Ch. 9 Page 272, #1, 5 Philosophy Paper Draft to Writing Group Page 305, Observation #1  Key Terms 10 10/26  Ch. 10 & 11 "Erikson"  Page 308, #1, 2, 3 Page 340, #5  Philosophy Paper Draft (under "Philosophy Paper draft: button on Blackboard)  Key Terms 11 11/2 Ch. 12 "Piaget" Page 374, #2, 5   Key Terms  MIDTERM EXAM 12 11/9 Ch. 13 "Vygotsky" Page 412, #1, 2  Calendar Observation Key Terms  13 11/16 Ch. 14 Page 446, #1, 2, 3    Key Terms 14 11/23 THANKSGIVING       15 11/30 Ch. 15 Page 476, #1, 3   Key Terms  16 12/7 Ch. 16 Page 508, #1-4    Key Terms 17 12/14 FINALS WEEK     FINAL EXAM: Philosophy Paper (Under the TESTS button)

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Philosophy Paper

Required Exams

Midterm Exam Philosophy Paper

Required Text

Bredekamp, S. Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education, 2nd EditionMooney, C. G., Theories of Childhood "An Introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erikson, Piaget, & Vygotsky"

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Philosophy Paper Midterm Exam Philosophy Paper