Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience
Introduction to Early Childhood Education (ECE 310)
Varies; self-study format.
June 2018 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: distinguish between the theories that influence early childhood programs and various philosophies of early childhood education; summarize and critique professional behaviors associated with early childhood education; categorize and apply early learning theories, program models and devlopmentally-appropriate practices; and develop strategies for communicating and collaborating with families.
This course explores the many aspects of the profession of early childhood education, focusing on developmentally-appropriate practices, types of programs, historical perspectives, ethics, current issues, and what it means to be a professional. Major topics include: the requirements necessary to educate young children and providing them with the support they and their families need and deserve and the challenges and opportunities of the ever-changing aspects of early childhood education.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education (6/18).