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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Early Childhood Curriculum (ECE-301)


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

June 2017 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the characteristics of early childhood programs and describe the steps generally necessary to plan and apply developmentally appropriate practices; discuss the responsibilities of early childhood professionals and how they facilitate learning through effective lesson planning and group placement; describe how program quality depends on the development of differentiated instructional approaches to meet students’ needs; and evaluate the importance of building communication skills to communicate effectively with parents and coworkers.


This course explores early childhood organizational plans, procedures, physical facilities and surveys appropriate materials and equipment. Emphasis is placed on the process of designing appropriate learning environments for young children and an integrated, developmental approach to curriculum and instruction in the early childhood education. The course covers all aspects of classroom life, the roles of children and adults in education, the physical and social environments, and the multiple developmental domains for children in early childhood education and provides a collaborative approach to curriculum development in early childhood education.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education (6/17) (2/22 revalidation).