Theological Research Institute, Ltd. (TRI) | Evaluated Learning Experience
Introduction to Early Childhood Education (ECE 102)
August 2021 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: coordinate space, time, and materials to plan developmentally-appropriate experiences that encourage children’s play, exploration, and learning; articulate an understanding of the principles of child growth and development to serve as a foundation for working effectively with young children; design and implement a safe environment for young children and promote the development of safe practices; create a healthy environment and promote the development of good health habits; apply policies and practices needed to meet the nutritional needs of young children; design and implement strategies and techniques for providing a supportive environment in which children can develop self-control and interact positively with others; describe strategies for establishing and maintaining positive and productive relationships with families; identify the existence of possible special needs and make program adaptations to provide an appropriate program for all children; advocate for quality care in early childhood programs and take advantage of opportunities to improve competence, both for personal and professional growth and for the benefit of families and children; recognize ways to utilize community resources to assist children with diverse abilities, their families, and early care and education professionals; and interact with children with an awareness of the importance of respecting diversity in programs for young children.
To introduce the student to the field of early childhood education, including characteristics and needs of children in a variety of early care and education settings, the role of the professional, and requirements for employment in the field.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education, or Pre-K to 6 Education (8/21).