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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Genesis University (formerly Association for Hebraic Studies Institute) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Early Childhood Education (ECE 300)


Distance learning course administered through Genesis University.

Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
February 2011 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the roles and responsibilities of professional early childhood educators and the importance of continued professional development; describe a variety of early childhood education program models and learning environments for children  from birth through age eight; discuss historical and theoretical bases for early childhood education; identify practices for early care and education that reflect sensitivity to differences in socioeconomic status, culture, ethnicity, and differing abilities; recognize the importance of working with the families and communities of the children they serve; apply and create developmentally appropriate practices and learning environments for children from birth through eight years of age; use program and curriculum standards and assessment of children and programs to impact early childhood education programs; practice reflective thinking in becoming an effective early childhood educator; use observation to recognize the basic components of quality early childhood program setting; and develop a beginning portfolio using knowledge of the teacher portfolio process.


Major topics include: an overview of the field of early childhood education; historical and theoretical bases for early childhood education; influence of standards-based instruction and assessment on current program practices; characteristics of the scope of early childhood programs (i.e., infant and toddler through early elementary age) and programs and practices appropriate for each level; the importance of working with children and families from diverse backgrounds.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education (4/11) (9/16 revalidation).