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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Feb 20, 2018
Catalog 2016-2017 [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.

Corequisites: ECED& 120 .

Quarters Offered: Fall

Global Outcome(s)
This course teaches to the global outcome of Teamwork.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Explain current theories and ongoing research in early care and education as it applies to children, families, and early childhood programs
  • Describe how children learn and develop through play and the role of play in early childhood programs
  • Observe an early childhood environment and identify examples of best practices
  • Compare and contrast early learning models
  • Identify appropriate guidance and discipline techniques used in family and early learning settings
  • Describe the observation, assessment, and teaching cycle used to plan curriculum and activities for young children
  • Apply professional code of ethics for early care and education to resolve a dilemma
  • Describe major historical figures, advocates, and events shaping today’s early childhood education
  • Explain the need for building partnerships with families and developing strategies for working effectively with families from a variety of cultural, linguistic, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds