Catalog 2020-2021 
    May 19, 2022  
Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECED& 105 Intro to Early Childhood Education

5 credits
This course explores the foundations of early childhood education. Students examine theories defining the field, issues and trends, best practices, and program models. In addition students observe children, professionals, and programs in action.

Prerequisites: ABED 040  (or placement into MATH 087  or higher) and ABED 046  (or placement into ENGL 093  or higher) 

Corequisites: ECED& 120  

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Explain current theories and ongoing research in early care and education
  • Describe the role of play in early childhood programs.
  • Compare early learning program models.
  • Explain the importance of developing culturally responsive partnerships with families.
  • Identify appropriate guidance techniques used in early care and education settings.
  • Describe the observation, assessment, and teaching cycle used to plan curriculum for all young children.
  • Apply the professional code of ethics for early care and education to resolve dilemmas.
  • Describe major historical figures, advocates, and events shaping today’s early childhood education.

Program Outcomes
This course teaches to the following program outcome:

  • follow the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) as it relates to early childhood programs

Global Outcomes
This course teaches to the global outcome of teamwork.

Total Hours: 50 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 50