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Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE)

These are 2013-2014 course descriptions.

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ECDE 1001 Early Childhood Guidance & Curriculum (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course presents an overview of the early childhood curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on skills necessary to plan a developmentally appropriate curriculum, including organizing space and time, facilitating daily routines and transitions, creating structured group time experiences, and planning for diverse early childhood classrooms. Attention will be given to implementing positive guidance techniques, effective classroom management, preventive strategies, and the importance of a holistic approach to understanding children’s behavior. Students will be introduced to Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100        Lab fee: $22.00

ECDE 1002 Observing, Recording & Assessment (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This course focuses on appropriate objective methods for recording children’s behavior in groups, including performance assessments, portfolios, and other methods of reporting a child’s performance. Strategies for observing while filling the role of teacher will be addressed. The role of technology in recording children’s behavior will also be explored. Students will create a professional portfolio.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100       Lab fee: $12.00

ECDE 1005 Social Emotional Development Curriculum (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course examines the teacher’s role as facilitator of social emotional development, including practices that help children develop positive self-image, self esteem and competence. The impact of a teacher’s self- image, values, and attitudes will be discussed. The major components of social development are addressed: family patterns and traditions, gender identity and sex roles, moral reasoning of young children, play theories and programming for classroom play, multicultural practices and diversity, and social studies for young children. Students will use Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: ECDE 1001, ECDE 1002       Lab fee: $22.00

ECDE 1008 Creative Curriculum (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course deals with the principles of creativity and its importance in the life of the young child. Focus is on the sequence of development in the child’s use of creative material. Techniques for creative arts, movement and music will be explored, demonstrated and implemented. Environments that support and encourage creativity will be discussed. Students will develop and evaluate materials, objectives and activities in these areas. Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: ECDE 1001, ECDE 1002       Lab fee: $28.00

ECDE 1009 Language & Literacy Exp (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course focuses on theories of language development, the sequence of speech and language development and differentiating between normal and atypical speech. Emphasis will also be placed on the teacher’s role in facilitating communication and literacy skills, on planning and implementing appropriate language and literacy activities, on selecting and using literature to enhance language development, and on supporting children and families whose first language is not English. The Ohio Department of Education Early Learning and Development Standards, English Language Arts will also be covered.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: ECDE 1001, ECDE 1002       Lab fee: $28.00

ECDE 2010 Infant Toddler Curriculum (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course presents an overview of care giving for infants and toddlers in group settings. Developmentally appropriate programming for infants and toddlers is emphasized across developmental areas through routines, environment, and experiences with a focus on language and brain development. The role of staff and parent relationships is explored as well as Ohio’s Rules for Licensed Child Care Centers. Implementation of Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards is also addressed. Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: ECDE 1008, ECDE 1009
Corequisites: ECDE 2810, ECDE 2910       Lab fee: $15.00

ECDE 2012 Families, Communities & Schools (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
Throughout the course, students will gain an understanding of the ecology of the child through an exploration of the intersection of family, educational settings, communities, and the impact on child development. Students will be able to demonstrate an ability to plan experiences that involve families and communities and foster reciprocal relationships. Emphasis will be given to developing sensitivity regarding the uniqueness of family structures and social and cultural backgrounds, identities, and customs to create foundations for learning.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: ECDE 1008, ECDE 1009       Lab fee: $7.00

ECDE 2014 Cognitive Curriculum (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course explores the theoretical foundations behind a child’s cognitive development. Techniques for promoting concept development as well as focus on science and math activities for young children are part of the course. Active learning and learning through play are discussed and demonstrated. Young children’s brain development is reviewed. Emphasis is on planning activities which encourage questioning, probing and problem-solving skills. The course also includes studying the effects and use of media and technology, block play, simple machines and cooking with children. Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards are discussed.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ECDE 1008        Lab fee: $22.00

ECDE 2018 Health, Safety & Nutrition (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course covers creating safe indoor and outdoor environments and basic nutrition in early childhood environments, including the nutritional needs of infants, toddlers, preschoolers and children with special needs, meal planning, childhood obesity, the importance of physical activity, prevention of disease, health and safety policies and related Ohio Child Day Care laws.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: ECDE 1008, ECDE 1009

ECDE 2021 Admin & Staff Dynamics (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course is an in-depth study of the dynamics of staff interaction in a setting for young children. Focus includes personnel rights and responsibilities, ethical implications of teaching, and team functioning. Problem-solving, professional growth and development, evaluation processes, and the legal requirements and responsibilities of Ohio Child Day Care Licensing procedures will be explored.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: ECDE 1009, ECDE 2014, ECDE 2012
Lab fee: $6.00

ECDE 2099 ECDE Capstone (On Demand)

1 credit
In this capstone, students will assemble, edit, and present a professional portfolio. Professionalism, ethics, and current trends in Early Childhood will be discussed.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisites: ECDE 2820, ECDE 2920      Lab fee: $6.00

ECDE 2101 Experiences with Infants (On Demand)

1 credit
This course explores in more detail care giving for infants in group settings with emphasis on milestones of language, physical, and cognitive development, attachment, special needs, cultural influences, and guidance issues. Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards will be examined in more detail as they pertain to infants.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisite: ECDE 2010        Lab fee: $6.00

ECDE 2103 Experiences with Toddlers (On Demand)

1 credit
The course explores in more detail care giving for toddlers in group settings with emphasis on milestones of language, physical, and cognitive development, attachment, special needs, cultural influences, and guidance issues. Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards will be examined in more detail as they pertain to toddlers.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisite: ECDE 2010        Lab fee: $6.00

ECDE 2105 Best Practices in Inclusive Early Childhood Classrooms (On Demand)

1 credit
This course focuses on best practices for the inclusive early childhood classroom. Topics include adapting the curriculum, environment and teaching strategies to meet the needs of young children with special needs. Individual Family Service Plans, Individual Education Plans, community resources, supporting parents and providing advocacy for children and families will also be covered.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisites: ECDE 1008, ECDE 1009      Lab fee: $6.00

ECDE 2107 Media Resources (A, SP, SU)

1 credit
This course will provide opportunities to create, implement, and evaluate appropriate materials and learning activities for children. Emphasis will be placed on extensions of appropriate classroom activities through the use of media materials. Students will have the opportunity to create safe and economical classroom resources as well as have opportunities to practice appropriate skills in creative ways.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisite: ECDE 1001        Lab fee: $20.00

ECDE 2109 Phonics & the Structure Language (On Demand)

4 credits
This course is designed to introduce students to teaching of phonics and grammar in the context of reading, writing, and spelling. Students will learn basic terminology, will apply this terminology to instruction, and will develop an understanding of and an appreciation for the structure and function of language elements. Students will also learn how to assess and teach phonics in the context of a comprehensive literacy program. Lecture: 4 hours
Prerequisites: ECDE 1008, ECDE 1009       Lab fee: $24.00

ECDE 2294 ECDE Contemporary Issues (On Demand)

1-5 credits
This course will facilitate offerings of special topics related to ECDE on an annual basis. Topics may include Children’s Literature, Diversity and Young Children, Intergenerational Care, Music and Movement, Fitness for Children, Nutrition, Sign Language, Leadership, Advocacy, etc. These topics may be for new students in ECDE or meet requirements for Pre-K Associate Licensed teachers for renewal purposes.
Lecture: Hours will vary

ECDE 2810 Seminar I: Infants and Toddlers (A, SP, SU)

1 credit
This seminar offers group discussion of experiences related to practicum experience ECDE 2910 (taken concurrently) and an integration of theory and practice, with a focus on observing and recording children’s play and interactions, basic principles of guidance, and application of knowledge. Students plan developmentally appropriate activities for infants and toddlers in a child care setting. Successful completion with grade of “C” or better is required as a prerequisite to the next seminar.
Seminar: 1 hour
Prerequisites: ECDE 1008, ECDE 1009
Corequisites: ECDE 2010, ECDE 2910       Lab fee: $8.00

ECDE 2820 Seminar II: Preschool (A, SP, SU)

1 credit
This seminar offers group discussion of experiences related to practicum experience ECDE 2920 (taken concurrently) and an integration of theory and practice, with a focus on observing and recording children’s play and interactions, basic principles of guidance, and application of knowledge. Students plan developmentally appropriate activities for preschool aged children, including children with special needs, in a child care setting. Successful completion with grade of “C” or better is required as a prerequisite to the next seminar.
Seminar: 1 hour
Prerequisite: ECDE 2810; minimum grade of “C” Corequisite: ECDE 2920    Lab fee: $6.00

ECDE 2830 Seminar III: Preschool (A, SP, SU)

1 credit
This seminar offers group discussion of experiences related to practicum experience ECDE 2930 (taken concurrently) and an integration of theory and practice, with a focus on observing and recording children’s play and interactions, basic principles of guidance, and application of knowledge. Attention will also be given the administration of quality early child care centers. Successful completion with grade of “C” or better is required. Seminar: 1 hour
Prerequisite: ECDE 2820; minimum grade of “C” Corequisite: ECDE 2930    Lab fee: $6.00

ECDE 2831 Student Teaching Seminar (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
Students will have the opportunity to discuss their interactions with young children, staff, and parents in their assigned practicum settings. Students will analyze components of the learning environment, and their interrelationships in programs for young children and families as well as integrate theory and practice in planning that facilitates learning and promotes quality programming, guidance, health, and safety of pre- kindergarten children. Theories of development and curriculum will be reviewed along with factors that influence growth, development, and learning of young children. Successful completion with grade of “C” or better is required.
Seminar: 2 hours
Prerequisite: ECDE 2820
Corequisite: ECDE 2931        Lab fee: $6.00

ECDE 2832 Seminar III: Administration (A, SP, SU)

1 credit
This seminar offers group discussion of experiences related to practicum experience ECDE 2932 (taken concurrently) and an integration of theory and practice regarding administration of quality early child care centers. Successful completion with grade of “C” or better is required.
Seminar: 1 hour
Prerequisite: ECDE 2820
Corequisite: ECDE 2932

ECDE 2910 Practicum I Infants and Toddlers (A, SP, SU)

1 credit
This course is an integral part of the ECDE program. Students will implement activity plans developed in ECDE 2810 (taken concurrently) while observing and interacting with infants and toddlers in an assigned child care center. Students apply theory and best practices discussed in ECDE 2010 (taken concurrently) under the guidance of experienced infant and toddler professionals who will assist in the evaluation of student performance. Students are observed in the classroom setting three times during the semester by an assigned ECDE faculty member. Successful completion with grade of “C” or better is required as a prerequisite to the next practicum.
Practicum: 7 hours
Prerequisites: ECDE 1008, ECDE 1009
Corequisites: ECDE 2010, ECDE 2810       Lab fee: $25.00

ECDE 2920 Practicum II: Preschool (A, SP, SU)

1 credit
This course is an integral part of the ECDE program. Students will implement activity plans developed in ECDE 2820 (taken concurrently) while observing and interacting with preschool aged children, including children with special needs, in an assigned child care center. Students apply theory and best practices under the guidance of experienced childcare professionals who will assist in the evaluation of student performance. Students are observed in the classroom setting three times during the semester by an assigned ECDE faculty member. Successful completion with grade of “C” or better is required as a prerequisite to the next practicum.
Practicum: 7 hours
Prerequisite: ECDE 2910; minimum grade of “C” Corequisite: ECDE 2820  Lab fee: $25.00

ECDE 2930 Practicum III: Preschool (A, SP, SU)

1 credit
In this practicum, students will spend time in a Pre-K classroom observing, interacting with children, and implementing activity plans created in ECDE 2830 (take concurrently). Students will also work with a community childcare administrator. Objectives related to administration of a childcare center, including budgeting, enrolling children, parent involvement, hiring and monitoring staff, and program development will direct student participation in this practicum experience. Students are observed in the classroom setting by an assigned ECDE faculty member. Successful completion with grade of “C” or better is required.
Practicum: 7 hours
Prerequisite: ECDE 2920; minimum grade of “C” Corequisite: ECDE 2830  Lab fee: $25.00

ECDE 2931 Student Teaching Practicum (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This practicum allows students to integrate theories of curriculum and child development with actual teaching practice as they implement plans with young children individually and in groups. They will also interact with families, planning activities for family involvement. Students will hone their teaching skills in assigned pre-kindergarten classrooms five days a week for a total of 21 hours weekly.
Practicum: 14 hours
Prerequisite: ECDE 2920; minimum grade of “C” Corequisite: ECDE 2831  Lab fee: $35.00

ECDE 2932 Practicum III: Administration (A, SP, SU)

1 credit
In this practicum, students will also work with a community childcare administrator. Objectives related to administration of a childcare center, including budgeting, enrolling children, parent involvement, hiring and monitoring staff, and program development will direct student participation in this practicum experience. Students will be evaluated by an ECDE faculty member three times in the semester. Successful completion with grade of “C” or better is required.
Practicum: 7 hours
Prerequisite: ECDE 2920
Corequisite: ECDE 2832