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Revision Date: 01-Aug-19

EDU-1030-VO01Y - Introduction to Early Childhood Education


Synonym: 188515
Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Accelerated Section: This course has special meeting dates and times. See comments below or consult VSC Web Services - Search for Sections in the VSC portal for specific dates and times. If you have any questions call the site office offering the course.
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 10-29-2019 to 12-16-2019
Last day to drop without a grade: 11-07-2019 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-26-2019 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Amelia Struthers | View Faculty Credentials
Open Seats/Section Limit: -2/16 (as of 09-20-19 10:15 AM)

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Course Description:

This course is an overview of early childhood education and the ways in which early childhood experiences can enhance the development of the whole child. Students will examine the provision of early education and services for children from conception to age eight. Topics include child development, national and state standards, curriculum development, early intervention, regulation, and career exploration.

Essential Objectives:

1. Discuss the cultural, historical, and philosophical evolution of early childhood education.
2. Explore early education programs in the context of family and community relationships.
3. Understand the theories of child development and how they relate to the implementation of Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP).
4. Discuss national and state standards for the provision of education to young children and how early childhood education programs meet these standards (VELS & NAEYC for children and professionals).
5. Review the elements of early childhood education curricula, the theoretical framework for different approaches to what is taught, and the pedagogy of inclusion and universal design.
6. Analyze evidence-based research on effective models of early education.
7. Examine the early intervention system and the provision of services to support the development of children with diverse abilities and/or affected by trauma.
8. Discuss the regulation of programs, staff, and facilities to ensure health and safety, including the role of the state in policy development and regulation enforcement.
9. Explore careers in the field of early childhood education, the NAEYC Code of Conduct, and dispositions required for work in the field.

Additional Instructor Pre-Assignments/Notes/Comments:

NOTE: THIS IS A CCV ACCELERATED COURSE.

Academic material covered in a typical fifteen week spring/ fall or twelve week summer course at CCV is accomplished in SEVEN weeks. Be mindful and carve out up to 8 hours per week to successfully navigate this course.

Please complete the following prior to the first week of class

  1. Order and review text book.
  2. Go to the course in Canvas (once it is available). Open and review documents in the folder labeled, "What you need to know to succeed - Important Course Documents."
  3. Update your CCV profile with a photo - of yourself or a favorite picture. This helps identify people in forum groups.
  4. Complete the Introduction activity.
  5. Contact me if you have any questions prior to the start of class: amelia.struthers@ccv.edu

Methods:

Students will post weekly to the entire class, or within small groups. Forum activites will include reflecting on readings from text and online sources, responding to videos and podcasts, conducting research of online resources, and contributing experiences or observations from work/life that relate to course topics.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Writing Assignments: Reading reflections, forum activites.
  • Two topic papers
  • Weekly Journal entries
  • Forum Participation
  • Interview Professional in the Field

Grading Criteria:

A+ through A-: For any work to receive an "A," it must clearly be exceptional or outstanding work. It must demonstrate keen insight and original thinking. It must not only demonstrate full understanding of the topic or issues addressed, but it must also provide a critical analysis of these. In addition, an "A" grade reflects a student's ability to clearly and thoughtfully articulate his or her learning.

B+ through B-: For any work to receive a "B," it must be good to excellent work. It must demonstrate strong originality, comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "B" grade reflects a student's ability to clearly articulate his or her learning.

C+ through C-: For any work to receive a "C," it must meet the expectations of the assignment. It must demonstrate solid comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "C" grade reflects a student's ability to adequately articulate his or her learning.

D+ through D-: For any work to receive a "D," it must marginally meet the expectations of the assignment. It demonstrates minimal comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "D" grade may reflect a student's difficulty in articulating his or her learning.

F: Work that receives an "F" grade does not meet the expectations or objectives of the assignment. It demonstrates consistent problems with comprehension, organization, critical thinking, and supporting details. In addition, an "F" grade reflects a student's inability to articulate his or her learning. Students are strongly urged to discuss this grade with their instructor and advisor.

P: Equivalent to D (+/-) or better and therefore course will not count as credit for specific program requirements or competence area requirements.

NP: indicates failure to meet course objectives and/or failure to meet grading criteria for successful completion as described in the instructor's course description

Textbooks:

Fall 2019 textbook data will be available on May 13. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

EDU-1030-VO01Y Textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Amelia Struthers
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Philip Crossman

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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