Early Childhood Education

 

FC 0309 Intro to Early Childhood Education

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 ½ year, .5 credits

This course is for all future parents, future childcare professionals, and those who want to learn about children.  Students learn about the physical, social-emotional, and intellectual development of children from birth to preschool age with emphasis on understanding behavior and its relationship to growth.  Through this study, students develop an appreciation of the best ways to guide and teach children during their formative years. These skills can be applied to careers in child care or teaching, and are indispensable as preparation for parenting. A highlight of the course is caring for a life-like computerized Real Care Baby. This course is recommended for students interested in the fields of child care and early childhood education.

 

FC 0310 Early Childhood Education

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 ½ year, .5 credits

Prerequisite – successful completion of Intro to Early Childhood Education (FC 0309 or Child Development 1.

This course is a study of the historical, philosophical and social perspectives of early care and education. The importance of child development from birth to age eight years is emphasized and used in field experience/observations of children in early care and education settings. The course acquaints students with trends in educational settings, curriculum planning based on the knowledge of developmentally appropriate teaching practices, and explores the role of the teacher in an early childhood learning environment. Students continue to use the life-like computerized Real Care Baby in this course. This course is recommended for students interested in the fields of child care and early childhood education.

Eligible students can apply for Dual Enrollment with Gateway Community College for Introduction to Early Childhood Education ECE101-3 credits. 
Dual Enrollment Eligibility: Students can qualify to apply for Dual Enrollment with a qualifying Math and English score on the SAT/ACT OR by obtaining a minimum of 73% in English I, II or III (or the equivalent to English I, II, or III).  Students can additionally qualify by taking the Accuplacer at GCC (free of charge) once they have submitted their application forms. 
SAT: English 23+ in Writing and Language or 22+Reading & Math 440+  
ACT: Math 15+ and English 14+

FC 0311 Parenting and Family

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12               ½ year, .5 credits

Prerequisite- Successful completion of Child Development 1 or Introduction to Early Childhood Education 

This course explores the roles and responsibilities of parenting. The emphasis of this course is on the development of good parenting skills and decisions that will meet the physical, social-emotional, and intellectual needs of the family, both adult and child. The student will study and evaluate various theories of parenting experts and the everyday individual. Emphasis is placed on the practical aspects of managing a home, such as healthy eating, financial planning, and raising a family. A highlight of the course is caring for a life-like computerized, Real Care Baby. This course is recommended for future parents and those interested in careers in teaching, childcare, and medical careers.