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Early Care and Education
ECE 10 Introduction to Education 4.00 Units
This course introduces students to the concepts and issues related to teaching diverse learners in today's contemporary schools, TK through the 12th grade. Topics include teaching as a profession and career, historical and philosophical foundations of the American education system, inequities in the field, actions to address inequities, contemporary education issues, California's content standards and frameworks, and teacher performance standards. In addition to class time, the course requires a minimum of 54 hours of structured fieldwork in public school elementary classrooms that represent California’s diverse student population, and includes cooperation with at least one carefully selected and campus-approved certificated classroom teacher.
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
ECE 40 Social & Emotional Foundations 3.00 Units
This course will focus on the healthy social and emotional development of young children ages 0-8, as the foundation for early learning. Students will identify the role of the teacher in establishing learning environments that promote the healthy social and emotional development of young children, the underlying basis for quality teacher-child interactions. Strongly Recommended: ECE 56 and ECE 62 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
ECE 50 Early Childhood Principles 3.00 Units
Historical context and theoretical perspectives of developmentally appropriate practice in early care and education. Examines the role of the early childhood educator, identification of best practices for environmental design, curriculum, and teaching strategies. Explores constructive teacher -child interactions and relationships, the role of the family in education, culture and inclusion, professional ethics, career pathways and professional standards.
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
ECE 54 Child Health, Safety & Nutr. 3.00 Units
This course covers aspects of nutrition, health, and safety that promote and maintain the health and well-being of all children and adults who work with young children. Topics include health and nutritional guidelines; maintaining safe and healthy learning environments; state regulations, policies, and procedures; common childhood illnesses and infectious diseases; school-family collaboration; and emergency preparedness, first aid, and injury prevention.
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
ECE 56 Child Growth and Development 3.00 Units
A study of the major physical, psychosocial, and cognitive/ language developmental milestones for children, both typical and atypical, from conception through adolescence. There will be an emphasis on interactions between maturational processes and environmental factors. While studying developmental theory and investigative research methodologies, students will observe children, evaluate individual differences and analyze characteristics of development at various stages.
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
ECE 60 Child with Exceptional Needs 3.00 Units
Introduces the variations in development of infants and children with exceptional needs and the resulting impact on families. Includes an overview of historical and societal influences, laws relating to children with exceptional needs and the identification and referral process. Assessments, interventions and learning environments for infants and children with exceptional needs. Prerequisite: ECE 56 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
ECE 62 Child, Family and Community 3.00 Units
The processes of socialization and identity development, focusing on the interrelationship of family, school, and community. Examines the influence of multiple societal contexts. Explores the role of collaboration between family, community, and schools in supporting children's development.
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
ECE 63 Early Childhood Curriculum 4.00 Units
This course offers students the opportunity for professional application of the principles of child growth and development in the study of play based, inclusive emergent curriculum within the physical environment of the infant, toddler and preschool classrooms. Students will learn of a variety of program models used and explore how program models inform curriculum planning. The learning experiences will include program content pertaining to the use of materials, the facilitation and guidance of all children's experiences based on what is culturally and developmentally appropriate for children; utilizing best practices in meeting the children's physical, social, emotional, cognitive and creative needs. Prerequisite: ECE 50 and ECE 56 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
ECE 67 Infant and Toddler Development 3.00 Units
A study of infants and toddlers from preconception to 36 months including physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional growth and development. Applies theoretical frameworks to interpret behavior and interactions between heredity and environment. Examination of best practices, responsive caregiving techniques, environments, infant/toddler learning foundations, health, safety, and licensing requirements. Prerequisite: ECE 56 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
ECE 69 Child Study: Observation 3.00 Units
This course focuses on the use of appropriate methods of assessment to document development, growth, play and learning in early childhood education settings. Students will utilize practical classroom experiences to apply a variety of methods to measure child progress, curriculum requirements, and program effectiveness. Methods include child portfolios, recording strategies, rating systems, and other tools that build on respecting and fostering all children's competence and meeting their individual needs. Prerequisite: ECE 56 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
ECE 79 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3.00 Units
Examines the impact of various societal influences such as privilege, oppression, bias, and discrimination on the development of children's social and personal identity. Self-examination and reflection on values, beliefs and attitudes related to social identity, stereotypes, conscious and unconscious bias will be emphasized. Recognize and confront barriers that interfere with one's ability to work effectively with diverse populations of children and families. Enhance teacher skills for educating children in a pluralistic society. The class will focus heavily on anti-bias approaches to teaching, curriculum and family partnerships. Strongly Recommended: ECE 62 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
ECE 80A Preschool Foundations: Health 1.00 Unit
Introduction to the health domain of the California Preschool Learning Foundations and Frameworks including strands of health habits, safety, and nutrition. Provides practical strategies for implementing the curriculum frameworks. Applicable to required or professional development units for Child Development Permit holders, as well as pre-school, transitional kindergarten, and early-primary teachers.
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
ECE 80C Preschool Fdn: Language & Lit. 1.00 Unit
Introduction to the language and literacy development domain in the California Preschool Learning Foundations and Frameworks including the strands of listening and speaking, reading, and writing. Provides practical considerations for implementing the curriculum frameworks developed for this domain. Applicable to required or professional development units for Child Development Permit holders, pre-school, transitional kindergarten, and early-primary teachers.
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
ECE 80D Preschool Fnd English Lang.Dev 1.00 Unit
Introduction to the English language learners domain of the California Preschool Learning Foundations and Frameworks including strands of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Provides practical strategies for implementing the curriculum frameworks developed for this domain. Applicable to required or professional development units for Child Development Permit holders, pre-school, transitional kindergarten, and early-primary teachers.
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
ECE 80F Preschool Foundations: Math 1.00 Unit
Introduction to the mathematics domain of the California Preschool Learning Foundations and Frameworks including the strands of number sense, algebra and functions, measurement, geometry, and mathematical reasoning. Provides strategies for implementing the curriculum frameworks developed for this domain. Applicable to required or professional development units for Child Development Permit holders, pre-school, transitional kindergarten, and early primary teachers.
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
ECE 80G Preschool Foundations: Science 1.00 Unit
Introduces the science domain of the California Preschool Learning Foundations and Frameworks including the strands of scientific inquiry, physical, life, and earth sciences and provides practical strategies for implementing the curriculum frameworks developed for this domain. Applicable to required or professional development units for Child Development Permit holders, pre-school, transitional kindergarten, and early- primary teachers.
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
ECE 80I Preschool FDN: Physical Devel. 1.00 Unit
Introduction to the physical development domain of the California Preschool Learning Foundations and Frameworks including strands of fundamental movement skills, perceptual-motor skills and movement concepts, and active physical play. Provides practical strategies for implementing the curriculum frameworks developed for this domain. Applicable to required or Child Development Permit holders, pre-school, transitional kindergarten, and early-primary teachers.
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
ECE 87 Quality Environments Infants 3.00 Units
Applies current theory and research to the care and education of infants and toddlers in group care. Examines essential policies, classroom environments, caregiving principles and practices that lead to quality care and developmentally appropriate curriculum for infants and toddlers which is culturally sensitive and supports families. Strongly Recommended: ECE 67 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
ECE 90 Practicum-Supervised Exp. 4.00 Units
Practicum experience working with young children under the supervision of an ECE/CD faculty; Students will utilize practical classroom experiences to make connections between theory and practice, develop professional behaviors, and build comprehensive understanding of children and families. Child centered, play oriented approaches to teaching, learning and assessment and knowledge of curriculum content areas will be emphasized as student teachers design, implement and evaluate experiences that promote positive development and learning for all young children. Prerequisite: ECE 50 and ECE 56 and ECE 62 and ECE 63 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
ECE 91 Adaptive Curriculum Ex. Needs 3.00 Units
Direct experience working with young children in special day classes or inclusive settings: application of intervention strategies using best practices of early childhood development and special education in adapting curriculum to meet the individual needs of children. Observation of the assessment process by the special education team and assisting in the implementation of the educational plan. Includes the role of the teacher as a professional working in partnership with families, collaboration with interdisciplinary teams and cultural competence. Prerequisite: ECE 60 and ECE 90 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
ECE 95 Work Experience 1.00 to 3.00 Units
Cooperative effort between, student, supervisor and instructor to accomplish professional work objectives and broaden experiences. On-the-job work experience to build early childhood competencies. Corequisite: ECE 96
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
Co-Requisites: ECE 96
 
ECE 96 Work Experience Seminar 1.00 Unit
Discussion and analysis of typical problems often encountered by employees at the workplace. Application of National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Code of Ethical Conduct to difficult situations that occur at the job site. Develop and complete measurable developmentally appropriate goals in early care and education settings. Corequisite: ECE 95
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
Co-Requisites: ECE 95
 

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