Jan 27, 2022  
2020-2021 Course Catalog 
    
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ECE 359 - ECE Curriculum II Lab

Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
Students practice the selection and use of assessment techniques, plan and set up age, individually and culturally appropriate learning centers, activities and group experiences for young children. Emphasis is on understanding children’s developmental stages, identifying and participating in appropriate learning opportunities, interactions and environments in the following areas: emergent literacy, math, science, technology, social studies, creative art, music and movement, dramatic play, fine and gross motor play and outdoor experiences. Includes 30-hour lab. Criminal background check is required.
Prerequisite: ECE 158  with a C or better.
Corequisite: ECE 159  or Instructor Approval.
Competencies
  1. Demonstrate skills in meeting basic environmental requirements in an early childhood setting
    1. Demonstrate awareness of children’s activity and use positive interactions to keep children safe indoors and out.
    2. Support and enforce limits and rules identified by program staff.
    3. Plan, set up and adapt learning environment to encourage children’s engagement, interactions, and development.
    4. Select basic learning materials in each of the following areas: emergent literacy, math, science, technology, social studies, creative art, dramatic play, and fine motor play
    5. Identify, observe and evaluate interest areas and experiences that support learning goals for children of varying abilities
  2. Assess, plan, adapt and evaluate evidence-based developmentally appropriate learning opportunities for children that incorporate cultural, language and ability diversity
    1. Practice using a variety of cultural, linguistic, and ability sensitive assessment tools in the early childhood classroom to identify developmental ages and stages, interests, strengths and needs of children
    2. Plan, lead and assess learning opportunities across a variety of domains and content areas adapting for each child’s cultural, ability and linguistic diversity
    3. Plan and use evidence-based and developmentally appropriate transitions that move children smoothly from one area or activity to the next.
    4. Use positive teacher-child interactions to encourage children to explore, experiment and question.
  3. Use self-reflection as a tool to improve teaching and interactions with children
    1. Evaluate own skill in planning, leading and evaluating learning opportunities
    2. Describe impact of own actions, statements, and behavior on children and adults in the setting.
    3. Identify individual strengths, challenges and goals related to personal characteristics and teaching skills.
  4. Demonstrate the importance of family engagement in the child’s education
    1. Prepare written communications suitable for sharing with families reflecting cultural, linguistic and ability diversity
    2. Assist teachers in creating a welcoming and nurturing environment for families.
    3. Participate actively in family oriented activities when available
  5. Demonstrate professionalism
    1. Practice confidentiality, dependability and accountability
    2. Display professional appearance, attitude and behavior as reflected in the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
    3. Demonstrate behavior in congruence with the philosophy, policies and procedures of the program
    4. Demonstrate appropriate health and safety practices



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