Service Learning Courses in Early Childhood Education

Spring 2014


ECE 151 - Develomentally Appropriate Practice for Young Children | Course Descriptions | Monroe Community College
ECE 151 - Develomentally Appropriate Practice for Young Children

This course will lay the foundation for understanding the field of early childhood education. Child development pre-birth through age 8 will be discussed. Participants will gain an understanding of how to arrange a safe, healthy learning environment, while focusing on a child's social emotional well being. Supportive guidance techniques will be addressed, as well as observation and assessment skills, in addition to the value and importance of play in children's lives. Three class hours.

3 Credits

Course Offered Fall and Spring

  • Service Project (ECE 151-CC1):
    Students will be partnering with a childcare center to develop science kits that will help provide the necessary foundations for science or math for preschool children.
    (10 hours) S-14

 
ECE 152 - Early Childhood Quality Practices for Professionals | Course Descriptions | Monroe Community College
ECE 152 - Early Childhood Quality Practices for Professionals

This course addresses three key components of practice in the field of early care and education: program management, working with families and professionalism. Students will engage in critical thinking on issues plaguing the field as they participate in practical exercises for direct application to their work with children and families.

2 Credits

Course Offered Fall and Spring

  • Service Project (ECE 152-CC2):
    Students will be partnering with a childcare center to develop Family Fun Packs that promote early literacy between home and school.
    (10 hours) S-14

 
ECE 250 - Infant and Toddler Development | Course Descriptions | Monroe Community College
ECE 250 - Infant and Toddler Development

This course is designed for individuals who are currently working in early care and education programs, students who are interested in a career involving children and families, and students who are or will be parents. The course content is part of the 30-hour requirement for the NYS Infant/Toddler Child Care Credential (IT/CCC). Students will acquire specific knowledge in the growth of infants and toddlers in the areas of health, social, emotional, physical, cognitive and creative development. Three class hours.

3 Credits

Course Offered Fall and Spring

  • Service Project (ECE 250-CC2, CC8):
    Students will be partnering with a childcare center to develop a sensory project that stimulates the child's senses of touch, taste, hearing, vision and movement for infants and toddlers.
    (10 hours) S-14

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