NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog 
    Aug 14, 2022  
NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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EDEC 1020 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education

An introduction to the philosophies, goals, and purposes of group settings in early childhood is provided along with an examination of curriculum, facilities, professional opportunities, and teacher competencies and observation in pre-school classes.




Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of EDEC 1020 Introduction of Early Childhood Education, the student will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of several different types of programs and approaches to teaching young children through text reading, and observation and analysis of programs serving young children.
  2. Identify elements of developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood settings.
  3. Generate appropriate solutions to ethical dilemmas by comparing their observations and readings to NAEYC guidelines.
  4. Identify appropriate learning experiences for young children utilizing strategies from a variety of methods.
  5. Integrate learning experiences into a personal guiding philosophy of education.
  6. Discuss the network of social service assistance available to families.
  7. Identify the practical applications of the NAEYC code of ethics.
  8. Explore current issues and trends in the field of early childhood education.
  9. Analyze a variety of guidance and care techniques in terms of developmentally appropriate practice.

General Education Requirement: None

Credits: 3

Instructional Method Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 hours/week

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