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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Early Childhood Curriculum (ECE 401)

Course Category: 

Varies; self-study format. 

Various; distance learning format.

June 2018 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

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


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

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education (6/18) (7/23 revalidation).