NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
    
    Mar 30, 2020  
NWCCD 2018-19 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.

Credits: 3

Instructional Method Lecture

General Education Requirement: None
Prerequisites:

none



Co-requisites:

none



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.




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