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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

Introduction to Early Childhood Education (ECE 310)

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: 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: necessary requirements to educate young children and provide 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. 

Credit recommendation: 

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