Early Childhood Education

Train for a career in educating children

Students prepare for careers in Early Childhood Education (ECE) for such positions as Early Learning Program teacher, assistant teacher, program supervisor, and/or center director. The ECE curriculum prepares students to work with children birth to 8 years of age in diverse early childhood environments.

Curriculum is based on the national standards outlined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the national accreditation standards.

Early Childhood students will combine learned theories and practical laboratory experiences with young children in early childhood education programs under supervision with qualified educators.

General Information

Admissions Officer / Recruiter: Lee Williams
253.680.7188 | leewilliams@bates.ctc.edu

Location: South Campus
Hours: Mon - Fri, 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (day), this program may be taken online.

Program Length: Six Quarters

  1. Pass the Department of Early Learning Portable Background Check prior to the 1st day of class
  2. Negative Mantoux TB test in the 12 months prior to 1st day of class
  3. Complete entrance testing at an 80-level minimum
  • National Median Salary$46,890
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings5,500

This information is base on data from August 2018. For updated information, visit careeronestop, a database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

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Early Childhood Education-AL - Associate of Applied Science: 90 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 15.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
HIST101 - A History of Science and Technology
This course will trace the history of scientific and technological advancements in the western world. Students will be made aware of the evoultion in science from a philosophical and historical perspective. Part of the course will focus on the contributions that significant philosophers, scientists and institutions made to knowledge-making. At the same time, emphasis will also be directed toward the contributions of common, everyday artisans and craftsmen to "discovering", creating and recording scientific and technical knowledge.
5
HREL111 - College and Job Search Success
This course is an introduction to employment and life skills that encourage self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-discipline that are necessary for college and self-promotion success. Topics include: self-motivation, personal learning styles, self-management, emotional intelligence, study skills, cover letter and resume writing, and interviewing. Students exercise learned skills by journaling, participating in classroom discussions, creating cover letters and resumes, and participating in mock interviews and other work-related situational role plays.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&152 - Calculus II
This course covers areas, antiderivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, and methods of integration
5
MATH171 - Technical Math
Application of linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, geometry and trigonometry and vectors and their applications in the technical workplace.
5
MATH172 - Business Math
Equation solving, exponents, markup, income tax, compoung interst, logarithms and finding time, annuities, amoritization and business statistics.
5
Math173 - Mathematic Concepts for Child Care/Early Education
Mathematics for Early Childhood Educators focuses on the conceptual understanding, connections between and the application of math concepts. Concepts include number systems and computation, geometry, measurement, data analysis, probability and statistics, and problem solving. Emphasis is placed on the ability to communicate mathematical concepts in ways appropriate for young children.
5
MATH174 - Math for Allied Health
Mathematical concepts for allied health fields including systems of measurement, use of formulas, ratios and proportions in health applications; and basic statistics
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
ECE204 ECE204 - Early Childhood Practicum II
Students spend time in early learning settings practicing and developing teaching skills, planning/implementing/evaluating childrens activities and participating in curriculum planning. Students will observe children using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ). Students will schedule and conduct family conferences with their on-site supervisor to practice skills in communicating with families. This practical field experience is based on children ages birth through 3 years old.
2
ECE207 ECE207 - Professionalism
The application of the professions code of ethics and advocacy for children and families is emphasized. Students/Candidates also develop a professional portfolio and create a resource file of professional publications and organizations. (Birth to age 8)
5
ECE210 ECE210 - Early Childhood Practicum III
Students spend time in a early learning settings practicing and developing teaching skills, planning/implementing/evaluating childrens activities and participating in curriculum planning. Students will observe children using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ). Students will schedule and conduct family conferences with their on-site supervisor to practice skills in communicating with families. This practical field experience is based on children ages 3 years to 8 years old.
2
ECE211 ECE211 - Emotional and Social Development
Demonstrate knowledge of factors that affect the healthy emotional and social development of children, the support of childrens self concept, effects of an individuals temperament on adult/child and child/child relationships, social/emotional milestones, and activities that support pro-social behavior.
3
ECE212 ECE212 - Cognitive Development
Students will demonstrate knowledge of learning styles; identify milestones in development of cognitive skills, and create/demonstrate/evaluate cognitive development activities. Students will develop tools to support developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) and culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse (CLAD) children. Students will practice using inquiry methods in the development of science, technology, engineering and mathematical activities to encourage cognitive development.
5
ECED&105 ECED&105 - Intro to Early Childhood Education
Explore the foundations of early childhood education. Examine theories defining the field, issues and trends, best practices, and program models. Observe children, professionals, and programs in action (Birth to age 8).
5
ECED&107 ECED&107 - Health, Nutrition and Safety
Develop knowledge and skills to ensure good health, nutrition and safety of children in group care and educational programs for ages birth to eight. Recognize the signs of abuse and neglect, responsibilities for mandated reporting, and available community programs.
5
ECED&120 ECED&120 - Practicum - Nurturing Relationships
In an early learning setting apply best practice for engaging in nurturing relationships with children. Focus on keeping children healthy and safe while promoting growth and development. (Birth to age 8)
2
ECED&139 ECED&139 - Administration of EL
Develop administrative skills required to develop, open, operate, manage, and assess early childhood education and care programs. Explore techniques and resources available for Washington State licensing and NAEYC standard compliance (Birth to grade 6).
3
ECED&160 ECED&160 - Curriculum Development
Investigate learning theory, program planning, and tools for curriculum development promoting language, fine/gross motor, social-emotional, cognitive and creative skills and growth in young children (Birth to age 8).
5
ECED&170 ECED&170 - Environments for Young Children
Design, evaluate, and improve indoor and outdoor environments which ensure quality learning, nurturing experiences, and optimize the development of young children (Birth to age 8).
3
ECED&180 ECED&180 - Language & Literacy Development
Develop teaching strategies for language acquisition and literacy skill development at each developmental stage (birth-age 8) through the four interrelated areas of speaking, listening, writing, and reading.
3
ECED&190 ECED&190 - Observation and Assessment
Collect and record observation of and assessment data on young children in order to plan for and support the child, family and community. Practice reflection techniques, summarizing conclusions and communicating findings
3
EDUC&115 EDUC&115 - Child Development
Build a functional understanding of the foundation of child development, prenatal to early adolescence. Observe and document physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of children, reflective of cross cultural and global perspectives.(Birth to age 8)
5
EDUC&130 EDUC&130 - Guiding Behavior
Examine the principles and theories promoting social competence in young children and creating safe learning environments. Develop skills promoting effective interactions, providing positive individual guidance, and enhancing group experiences.
3
EDUC&150 EDUC&150 - Child, Family and Community
Integrate the family and community contexts in which a child develops. Explore cultures and demographics of families in society, community resources, strategies for involving families in the education of their child, and tools for effective communication.
3
EDUC&203 EDUC&203 - Exceptional Child
An introductory course in understanding educational programs and state and federal laws regarding the education of children with special needs. Working with the child, family, and supportive community/educational agencies and the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for Early Education Programs is also included. (Birth to age 8).
3

Electives

Course ID Title Credits
ECE296 ECE296 - Work-Based Learning Experience
This course provides a work-based learning experience with an instructor-approved employer in student's program of study. Emphasis is placed on integration of classroom learning with related work experience. Specific learning outcomes need to be agreed upon in a written agreement between student, instructor, and participating employer. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate their career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies. *INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL REQUIRED
1-13

Early Childhood Education-FCC - Associate of Applied Science: 90 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 15.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
HIST101 - A History of Science and Technology
This course will trace the history of scientific and technological advancements in the western world. Students will be made aware of the evoultion in science from a philosophical and historical perspective. Part of the course will focus on the contributions that significant philosophers, scientists and institutions made to knowledge-making. At the same time, emphasis will also be directed toward the contributions of common, everyday artisans and craftsmen to "discovering", creating and recording scientific and technical knowledge.
5
HREL111 - College and Job Search Success
This course is an introduction to employment and life skills that encourage self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-discipline that are necessary for college and self-promotion success. Topics include: self-motivation, personal learning styles, self-management, emotional intelligence, study skills, cover letter and resume writing, and interviewing. Students exercise learned skills by journaling, participating in classroom discussions, creating cover letters and resumes, and participating in mock interviews and other work-related situational role plays.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&152 - Calculus II
This course covers areas, antiderivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, and methods of integration
5
MATH171 - Technical Math
Application of linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, geometry and trigonometry and vectors and their applications in the technical workplace.
5
MATH172 - Business Math
Equation solving, exponents, markup, income tax, compoung interst, logarithms and finding time, annuities, amoritization and business statistics.
5
Math173 - Mathematic Concepts for Child Care/Early Education
Mathematics for Early Childhood Educators focuses on the conceptual understanding, connections between and the application of math concepts. Concepts include number systems and computation, geometry, measurement, data analysis, probability and statistics, and problem solving. Emphasis is placed on the ability to communicate mathematical concepts in ways appropriate for young children.
5
MATH174 - Math for Allied Health
Mathematical concepts for allied health fields including systems of measurement, use of formulas, ratios and proportions in health applications; and basic statistics
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
ECE204 ECE204 - Early Childhood Practicum II
Students spend time in early learning settings practicing and developing teaching skills, planning/implementing/evaluating childrens activities and participating in curriculum planning. Students will observe children using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ). Students will schedule and conduct family conferences with their on-site supervisor to practice skills in communicating with families. This practical field experience is based on children ages birth through 3 years old.
2
ECE207 ECE207 - Professionalism
The application of the professions code of ethics and advocacy for children and families is emphasized. Students/Candidates also develop a professional portfolio and create a resource file of professional publications and organizations. (Birth to age 8)
5
ECE210 ECE210 - Early Childhood Practicum III
Students spend time in a early learning settings practicing and developing teaching skills, planning/implementing/evaluating childrens activities and participating in curriculum planning. Students will observe children using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ). Students will schedule and conduct family conferences with their on-site supervisor to practice skills in communicating with families. This practical field experience is based on children ages 3 years to 8 years old.
2
ECE211 ECE211 - Emotional and Social Development
Demonstrate knowledge of factors that affect the healthy emotional and social development of children, the support of childrens self concept, effects of an individuals temperament on adult/child and child/child relationships, social/emotional milestones, and activities that support pro-social behavior.
3
ECE212 ECE212 - Cognitive Development
Students will demonstrate knowledge of learning styles; identify milestones in development of cognitive skills, and create/demonstrate/evaluate cognitive development activities. Students will develop tools to support developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) and culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse (CLAD) children. Students will practice using inquiry methods in the development of science, technology, engineering and mathematical activities to encourage cognitive development.
5
ECED&105 ECED&105 - Intro to Early Childhood Education
Explore the foundations of early childhood education. Examine theories defining the field, issues and trends, best practices, and program models. Observe children, professionals, and programs in action (Birth to age 8).
5
ECED&107 ECED&107 - Health, Nutrition and Safety
Develop knowledge and skills to ensure good health, nutrition and safety of children in group care and educational programs for ages birth to eight. Recognize the signs of abuse and neglect, responsibilities for mandated reporting, and available community programs.
5
ECED&120 ECED&120 - Practicum - Nurturing Relationships
In an early learning setting apply best practice for engaging in nurturing relationships with children. Focus on keeping children healthy and safe while promoting growth and development. (Birth to age 8)
2
ECED&134 ECED&134 - Family Child Care
Learn the basics of home/family child care program management. Topics include: licensing requirements; business management; relationship building; health, safety, & nutrition; guiding behavior and; promoting growth & development. (Birth to grade 6)
3
ECED&160 ECED&160 - Curriculum Development
Investigate learning theory, program planning, and tools for curriculum development promoting language, fine/gross motor, social-emotional, cognitive and creative skills and growth in young children (Birth to age 8).
5
ECED&170 ECED&170 - Environments for Young Children
Design, evaluate, and improve indoor and outdoor environments which ensure quality learning, nurturing experiences, and optimize the development of young children (Birth to age 8).
3
ECED&180 ECED&180 - Language & Literacy Development
Develop teaching strategies for language acquisition and literacy skill development at each developmental stage (birth-age 8) through the four interrelated areas of speaking, listening, writing, and reading.
3
ECED&190 ECED&190 - Observation and Assessment
Collect and record observation of and assessment data on young children in order to plan for and support the child, family and community. Practice reflection techniques, summarizing conclusions and communicating findings
3
EDUC&115 EDUC&115 - Child Development
Build a functional understanding of the foundation of child development, prenatal to early adolescence. Observe and document physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of children, reflective of cross cultural and global perspectives.(Birth to age 8)
5
EDUC&130 EDUC&130 - Guiding Behavior
Examine the principles and theories promoting social competence in young children and creating safe learning environments. Develop skills promoting effective interactions, providing positive individual guidance, and enhancing group experiences.
3
EDUC&150 EDUC&150 - Child, Family and Community
Integrate the family and community contexts in which a child develops. Explore cultures and demographics of families in society, community resources, strategies for involving families in the education of their child, and tools for effective communication.
3
EDUC&203 EDUC&203 - Exceptional Child
An introductory course in understanding educational programs and state and federal laws regarding the education of children with special needs. Working with the child, family, and supportive community/educational agencies and the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for Early Education Programs is also included. (Birth to age 8).
3

Electives

Course ID Title Credits
ECE296 ECE296 - Work-Based Learning Experience
This course provides a work-based learning experience with an instructor-approved employer in student's program of study. Emphasis is placed on integration of classroom learning with related work experience. Specific learning outcomes need to be agreed upon in a written agreement between student, instructor, and participating employer. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate their career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies. *INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL REQUIRED
1-13

Early Childhood Education-I/TC - Associate of Applied Science: 90 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 15.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
HIST101 - A History of Science and Technology
This course will trace the history of scientific and technological advancements in the western world. Students will be made aware of the evoultion in science from a philosophical and historical perspective. Part of the course will focus on the contributions that significant philosophers, scientists and institutions made to knowledge-making. At the same time, emphasis will also be directed toward the contributions of common, everyday artisans and craftsmen to "discovering", creating and recording scientific and technical knowledge.
5
HREL111 - College and Job Search Success
This course is an introduction to employment and life skills that encourage self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-discipline that are necessary for college and self-promotion success. Topics include: self-motivation, personal learning styles, self-management, emotional intelligence, study skills, cover letter and resume writing, and interviewing. Students exercise learned skills by journaling, participating in classroom discussions, creating cover letters and resumes, and participating in mock interviews and other work-related situational role plays.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&152 - Calculus II
This course covers areas, antiderivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, and methods of integration
5
MATH171 - Technical Math
Application of linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, geometry and trigonometry and vectors and their applications in the technical workplace.
5
MATH172 - Business Math
Equation solving, exponents, markup, income tax, compoung interst, logarithms and finding time, annuities, amoritization and business statistics.
5
Math173 - Mathematic Concepts for Child Care/Early Education
Mathematics for Early Childhood Educators focuses on the conceptual understanding, connections between and the application of math concepts. Concepts include number systems and computation, geometry, measurement, data analysis, probability and statistics, and problem solving. Emphasis is placed on the ability to communicate mathematical concepts in ways appropriate for young children.
5
MATH174 - Math for Allied Health
Mathematical concepts for allied health fields including systems of measurement, use of formulas, ratios and proportions in health applications; and basic statistics
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
ECE204 ECE204 - Early Childhood Practicum II
Students spend time in early learning settings practicing and developing teaching skills, planning/implementing/evaluating childrens activities and participating in curriculum planning. Students will observe children using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ). Students will schedule and conduct family conferences with their on-site supervisor to practice skills in communicating with families. This practical field experience is based on children ages birth through 3 years old.
2
ECE207 ECE207 - Professionalism
The application of the professions code of ethics and advocacy for children and families is emphasized. Students/Candidates also develop a professional portfolio and create a resource file of professional publications and organizations. (Birth to age 8)
5
ECE210 ECE210 - Early Childhood Practicum III
Students spend time in a early learning settings practicing and developing teaching skills, planning/implementing/evaluating childrens activities and participating in curriculum planning. Students will observe children using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ). Students will schedule and conduct family conferences with their on-site supervisor to practice skills in communicating with families. This practical field experience is based on children ages 3 years to 8 years old.
2
ECE211 ECE211 - Emotional and Social Development
Demonstrate knowledge of factors that affect the healthy emotional and social development of children, the support of childrens self concept, effects of an individuals temperament on adult/child and child/child relationships, social/emotional milestones, and activities that support pro-social behavior.
3
ECE212 ECE212 - Cognitive Development
Students will demonstrate knowledge of learning styles; identify milestones in development of cognitive skills, and create/demonstrate/evaluate cognitive development activities. Students will develop tools to support developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) and culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse (CLAD) children. Students will practice using inquiry methods in the development of science, technology, engineering and mathematical activities to encourage cognitive development.
5
ECED&105 ECED&105 - Intro to Early Childhood Education
Explore the foundations of early childhood education. Examine theories defining the field, issues and trends, best practices, and program models. Observe children, professionals, and programs in action (Birth to age 8).
5
ECED&107 ECED&107 - Health, Nutrition and Safety
Develop knowledge and skills to ensure good health, nutrition and safety of children in group care and educational programs for ages birth to eight. Recognize the signs of abuse and neglect, responsibilities for mandated reporting, and available community programs.
5
ECED&120 ECED&120 - Practicum - Nurturing Relationships
In an early learning setting apply best practice for engaging in nurturing relationships with children. Focus on keeping children healthy and safe while promoting growth and development. (Birth to age 8)
2
ECED&132 ECED&132 - Infant and Toddler Care
Examine the unique developmental needs of infants and toddlers. Study the role of the caregiver, relationships with families, developmentally appropriate practices, nurturing environments for infants and toddlers, and culturally relevant care (Birth to 3 years of age).
3
ECED&160 ECED&160 - Curriculum Development
Investigate learning theory, program planning, and tools for curriculum development promoting language, fine/gross motor, social-emotional, cognitive and creative skills and growth in young children (Birth to age 8).
5
ECED&170 ECED&170 - Environments for Young Children
Design, evaluate, and improve indoor and outdoor environments which ensure quality learning, nurturing experiences, and optimize the development of young children (Birth to age 8).
3
ECED&180 ECED&180 - Language & Literacy Development
Develop teaching strategies for language acquisition and literacy skill development at each developmental stage (birth-age 8) through the four interrelated areas of speaking, listening, writing, and reading.
3
ECED&190 ECED&190 - Observation and Assessment
Collect and record observation of and assessment data on young children in order to plan for and support the child, family and community. Practice reflection techniques, summarizing conclusions and communicating findings
3
EDUC&115 EDUC&115 - Child Development
Build a functional understanding of the foundation of child development, prenatal to early adolescence. Observe and document physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of children, reflective of cross cultural and global perspectives.(Birth to age 8)
5
EDUC&130 EDUC&130 - Guiding Behavior
Examine the principles and theories promoting social competence in young children and creating safe learning environments. Develop skills promoting effective interactions, providing positive individual guidance, and enhancing group experiences.
3
EDUC&150 EDUC&150 - Child, Family and Community
Integrate the family and community contexts in which a child develops. Explore cultures and demographics of families in society, community resources, strategies for involving families in the education of their child, and tools for effective communication.
3
EDUC&203 EDUC&203 - Exceptional Child
An introductory course in understanding educational programs and state and federal laws regarding the education of children with special needs. Working with the child, family, and supportive community/educational agencies and the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for Early Education Programs is also included. (Birth to age 8).
3

Electives

Course ID Title Credits
ECE296 ECE296 - Work-Based Learning Experience
This course provides a work-based learning experience with an instructor-approved employer in student's program of study. Emphasis is placed on integration of classroom learning with related work experience. Specific learning outcomes need to be agreed upon in a written agreement between student, instructor, and participating employer. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate their career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies. *INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL REQUIRED
1-13

Early Childhood Education-SAC - Associate of Applied Science: 90 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 15.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
HIST101 - A History of Science and Technology
This course will trace the history of scientific and technological advancements in the western world. Students will be made aware of the evoultion in science from a philosophical and historical perspective. Part of the course will focus on the contributions that significant philosophers, scientists and institutions made to knowledge-making. At the same time, emphasis will also be directed toward the contributions of common, everyday artisans and craftsmen to "discovering", creating and recording scientific and technical knowledge.
5
HREL111 - College and Job Search Success
This course is an introduction to employment and life skills that encourage self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-discipline that are necessary for college and self-promotion success. Topics include: self-motivation, personal learning styles, self-management, emotional intelligence, study skills, cover letter and resume writing, and interviewing. Students exercise learned skills by journaling, participating in classroom discussions, creating cover letters and resumes, and participating in mock interviews and other work-related situational role plays.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&152 - Calculus II
This course covers areas, antiderivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, and methods of integration
5
MATH171 - Technical Math
Application of linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, geometry and trigonometry and vectors and their applications in the technical workplace.
5
MATH172 - Business Math
Equation solving, exponents, markup, income tax, compoung interst, logarithms and finding time, annuities, amoritization and business statistics.
5
Math173 - Mathematic Concepts for Child Care/Early Education
Mathematics for Early Childhood Educators focuses on the conceptual understanding, connections between and the application of math concepts. Concepts include number systems and computation, geometry, measurement, data analysis, probability and statistics, and problem solving. Emphasis is placed on the ability to communicate mathematical concepts in ways appropriate for young children.
5
MATH174 - Math for Allied Health
Mathematical concepts for allied health fields including systems of measurement, use of formulas, ratios and proportions in health applications; and basic statistics
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
ECE204 ECE204 - Early Childhood Practicum II
Students spend time in early learning settings practicing and developing teaching skills, planning/implementing/evaluating childrens activities and participating in curriculum planning. Students will observe children using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ). Students will schedule and conduct family conferences with their on-site supervisor to practice skills in communicating with families. This practical field experience is based on children ages birth through 3 years old.
2
ECE207 ECE207 - Professionalism
The application of the professions code of ethics and advocacy for children and families is emphasized. Students/Candidates also develop a professional portfolio and create a resource file of professional publications and organizations. (Birth to age 8)
5
ECE210 ECE210 - Early Childhood Practicum III
Students spend time in a early learning settings practicing and developing teaching skills, planning/implementing/evaluating childrens activities and participating in curriculum planning. Students will observe children using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ). Students will schedule and conduct family conferences with their on-site supervisor to practice skills in communicating with families. This practical field experience is based on children ages 3 years to 8 years old.
2
ECE211 ECE211 - Emotional and Social Development
Demonstrate knowledge of factors that affect the healthy emotional and social development of children, the support of childrens self concept, effects of an individuals temperament on adult/child and child/child relationships, social/emotional milestones, and activities that support pro-social behavior.
3
ECE212 ECE212 - Cognitive Development
Students will demonstrate knowledge of learning styles; identify milestones in development of cognitive skills, and create/demonstrate/evaluate cognitive development activities. Students will develop tools to support developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) and culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse (CLAD) children. Students will practice using inquiry methods in the development of science, technology, engineering and mathematical activities to encourage cognitive development.
5
ECED&105 ECED&105 - Intro to Early Childhood Education
Explore the foundations of early childhood education. Examine theories defining the field, issues and trends, best practices, and program models. Observe children, professionals, and programs in action (Birth to age 8).
5
ECED&107 ECED&107 - Health, Nutrition and Safety
Develop knowledge and skills to ensure good health, nutrition and safety of children in group care and educational programs for ages birth to eight. Recognize the signs of abuse and neglect, responsibilities for mandated reporting, and available community programs.
5
ECED&120 ECED&120 - Practicum - Nurturing Relationships
In an early learning setting apply best practice for engaging in nurturing relationships with children. Focus on keeping children healthy and safe while promoting growth and development. (Birth to age 8)
2
ECED&136 ECED&136 - School Age Care
Develop skills to provide developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant activities and care, specifically: preparing the environment, implementing curriculum, building relationships, guiding academic /social skill development, and community outreach.
3
ECED&160 ECED&160 - Curriculum Development
Investigate learning theory, program planning, and tools for curriculum development promoting language, fine/gross motor, social-emotional, cognitive and creative skills and growth in young children (Birth to age 8).
5
ECED&170 ECED&170 - Environments for Young Children
Design, evaluate, and improve indoor and outdoor environments which ensure quality learning, nurturing experiences, and optimize the development of young children (Birth to age 8).
3
ECED&180 ECED&180 - Language & Literacy Development
Develop teaching strategies for language acquisition and literacy skill development at each developmental stage (birth-age 8) through the four interrelated areas of speaking, listening, writing, and reading.
3
ECED&190 ECED&190 - Observation and Assessment
Collect and record observation of and assessment data on young children in order to plan for and support the child, family and community. Practice reflection techniques, summarizing conclusions and communicating findings
3
EDUC&115 EDUC&115 - Child Development
Build a functional understanding of the foundation of child development, prenatal to early adolescence. Observe and document physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of children, reflective of cross cultural and global perspectives.(Birth to age 8)
5
EDUC&130 EDUC&130 - Guiding Behavior
Examine the principles and theories promoting social competence in young children and creating safe learning environments. Develop skills promoting effective interactions, providing positive individual guidance, and enhancing group experiences.
3
EDUC&150 EDUC&150 - Child, Family and Community
Integrate the family and community contexts in which a child develops. Explore cultures and demographics of families in society, community resources, strategies for involving families in the education of their child, and tools for effective communication.
3
EDUC&203 EDUC&203 - Exceptional Child
An introductory course in understanding educational programs and state and federal laws regarding the education of children with special needs. Working with the child, family, and supportive community/educational agencies and the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for Early Education Programs is also included. (Birth to age 8).
3

Electives

Course ID Title Credits
ECE296 ECE296 - Work-Based Learning Experience
This course provides a work-based learning experience with an instructor-approved employer in student's program of study. Emphasis is placed on integration of classroom learning with related work experience. Specific learning outcomes need to be agreed upon in a written agreement between student, instructor, and participating employer. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate their career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies. *INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL REQUIRED
1-13

Early Childhood Education-AL - Associate of Applied Science-Transfer: 90 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 15.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&152 - Calculus II
This course covers areas, antiderivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, and methods of integration
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
ECE204 ECE204 - Early Childhood Practicum II
Students spend time in early learning settings practicing and developing teaching skills, planning/implementing/evaluating childrens activities and participating in curriculum planning. Students will observe children using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ). Students will schedule and conduct family conferences with their on-site supervisor to practice skills in communicating with families. This practical field experience is based on children ages birth through 3 years old.
2
ECE207 ECE207 - Professionalism
The application of the professions code of ethics and advocacy for children and families is emphasized. Students/Candidates also develop a professional portfolio and create a resource file of professional publications and organizations. (Birth to age 8)
5
ECE210 ECE210 - Early Childhood Practicum III
Students spend time in a early learning settings practicing and developing teaching skills, planning/implementing/evaluating childrens activities and participating in curriculum planning. Students will observe children using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ). Students will schedule and conduct family conferences with their on-site supervisor to practice skills in communicating with families. This practical field experience is based on children ages 3 years to 8 years old.
2
ECE211 ECE211 - Emotional and Social Development
Demonstrate knowledge of factors that affect the healthy emotional and social development of children, the support of childrens self concept, effects of an individuals temperament on adult/child and child/child relationships, social/emotional milestones, and activities that support pro-social behavior.
3
ECE212 ECE212 - Cognitive Development
Students will demonstrate knowledge of learning styles; identify milestones in development of cognitive skills, and create/demonstrate/evaluate cognitive development activities. Students will develop tools to support developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) and culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse (CLAD) children. Students will practice using inquiry methods in the development of science, technology, engineering and mathematical activities to encourage cognitive development.
5
ECED&105 ECED&105 - Intro to Early Childhood Education
Explore the foundations of early childhood education. Examine theories defining the field, issues and trends, best practices, and program models. Observe children, professionals, and programs in action (Birth to age 8).
5
ECED&107 ECED&107 - Health, Nutrition and Safety
Develop knowledge and skills to ensure good health, nutrition and safety of children in group care and educational programs for ages birth to eight. Recognize the signs of abuse and neglect, responsibilities for mandated reporting, and available community programs.
5
ECED&120 ECED&120 - Practicum - Nurturing Relationships
In an early learning setting apply best practice for engaging in nurturing relationships with children. Focus on keeping children healthy and safe while promoting growth and development. (Birth to age 8)
2
ECED&139 ECED&139 - Administration of EL
Develop administrative skills required to develop, open, operate, manage, and assess early childhood education and care programs. Explore techniques and resources available for Washington State licensing and NAEYC standard compliance (Birth to grade 6).
3
ECED&160 ECED&160 - Curriculum Development
Investigate learning theory, program planning, and tools for curriculum development promoting language, fine/gross motor, social-emotional, cognitive and creative skills and growth in young children (Birth to age 8).
5
ECED&170 ECED&170 - Environments for Young Children
Design, evaluate, and improve indoor and outdoor environments which ensure quality learning, nurturing experiences, and optimize the development of young children (Birth to age 8).
3
ECED&180 ECED&180 - Language & Literacy Development
Develop teaching strategies for language acquisition and literacy skill development at each developmental stage (birth-age 8) through the four interrelated areas of speaking, listening, writing, and reading.
3
ECED&190 ECED&190 - Observation and Assessment
Collect and record observation of and assessment data on young children in order to plan for and support the child, family and community. Practice reflection techniques, summarizing conclusions and communicating findings
3
EDUC&115 EDUC&115 - Child Development
Build a functional understanding of the foundation of child development, prenatal to early adolescence. Observe and document physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of children, reflective of cross cultural and global perspectives.(Birth to age 8)
5
EDUC&130 EDUC&130 - Guiding Behavior
Examine the principles and theories promoting social competence in young children and creating safe learning environments. Develop skills promoting effective interactions, providing positive individual guidance, and enhancing group experiences.
3
EDUC&150 EDUC&150 - Child, Family and Community
Integrate the family and community contexts in which a child develops. Explore cultures and demographics of families in society, community resources, strategies for involving families in the education of their child, and tools for effective communication.
3
EDUC&203 EDUC&203 - Exceptional Child
An introductory course in understanding educational programs and state and federal laws regarding the education of children with special needs. Working with the child, family, and supportive community/educational agencies and the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for Early Education Programs is also included. (Birth to age 8).
3

Early Childhood Education-FCC - Associate of Applied Science-Transfer: 90 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 15.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&152 - Calculus II
This course covers areas, antiderivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, and methods of integration
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
ECE204 ECE204 - Early Childhood Practicum II
Students spend time in early learning settings practicing and developing teaching skills, planning/implementing/evaluating childrens activities and participating in curriculum planning. Students will observe children using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ). Students will schedule and conduct family conferences with their on-site supervisor to practice skills in communicating with families. This practical field experience is based on children ages birth through 3 years old.
2
ECE207 ECE207 - Professionalism
The application of the professions code of ethics and advocacy for children and families is emphasized. Students/Candidates also develop a professional portfolio and create a resource file of professional publications and organizations. (Birth to age 8)
5
ECE210 ECE210 - Early Childhood Practicum III
Students spend time in a early learning settings practicing and developing teaching skills, planning/implementing/evaluating childrens activities and participating in curriculum planning. Students will observe children using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ). Students will schedule and conduct family conferences with their on-site supervisor to practice skills in communicating with families. This practical field experience is based on children ages 3 years to 8 years old.
2
ECE211 ECE211 - Emotional and Social Development
Demonstrate knowledge of factors that affect the healthy emotional and social development of children, the support of childrens self concept, effects of an individuals temperament on adult/child and child/child relationships, social/emotional milestones, and activities that support pro-social behavior.
3
ECE212 ECE212 - Cognitive Development
Students will demonstrate knowledge of learning styles; identify milestones in development of cognitive skills, and create/demonstrate/evaluate cognitive development activities. Students will develop tools to support developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) and culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse (CLAD) children. Students will practice using inquiry methods in the development of science, technology, engineering and mathematical activities to encourage cognitive development.
5
ECED&105 ECED&105 - Intro to Early Childhood Education
Explore the foundations of early childhood education. Examine theories defining the field, issues and trends, best practices, and program models. Observe children, professionals, and programs in action (Birth to age 8).
5
ECED&107 ECED&107 - Health, Nutrition and Safety
Develop knowledge and skills to ensure good health, nutrition and safety of children in group care and educational programs for ages birth to eight. Recognize the signs of abuse and neglect, responsibilities for mandated reporting, and available community programs.
5
ECED&120 ECED&120 - Practicum - Nurturing Relationships
In an early learning setting apply best practice for engaging in nurturing relationships with children. Focus on keeping children healthy and safe while promoting growth and development. (Birth to age 8)
2
ECED&134 ECED&134 - Family Child Care
Learn the basics of home/family child care program management. Topics include: licensing requirements; business management; relationship building; health, safety, & nutrition; guiding behavior and; promoting growth & development. (Birth to grade 6)
3
ECED&160 ECED&160 - Curriculum Development
Investigate learning theory, program planning, and tools for curriculum development promoting language, fine/gross motor, social-emotional, cognitive and creative skills and growth in young children (Birth to age 8).
5
ECED&170 ECED&170 - Environments for Young Children
Design, evaluate, and improve indoor and outdoor environments which ensure quality learning, nurturing experiences, and optimize the development of young children (Birth to age 8).
3
ECED&180 ECED&180 - Language & Literacy Development
Develop teaching strategies for language acquisition and literacy skill development at each developmental stage (birth-age 8) through the four interrelated areas of speaking, listening, writing, and reading.
3
ECED&190 ECED&190 - Observation and Assessment
Collect and record observation of and assessment data on young children in order to plan for and support the child, family and community. Practice reflection techniques, summarizing conclusions and communicating findings
3
EDUC&115 EDUC&115 - Child Development
Build a functional understanding of the foundation of child development, prenatal to early adolescence. Observe and document physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of children, reflective of cross cultural and global perspectives.(Birth to age 8)
5
EDUC&130 EDUC&130 - Guiding Behavior
Examine the principles and theories promoting social competence in young children and creating safe learning environments. Develop skills promoting effective interactions, providing positive individual guidance, and enhancing group experiences.
3
EDUC&150 EDUC&150 - Child, Family and Community
Integrate the family and community contexts in which a child develops. Explore cultures and demographics of families in society, community resources, strategies for involving families in the education of their child, and tools for effective communication.
3
EDUC&203 EDUC&203 - Exceptional Child
An introductory course in understanding educational programs and state and federal laws regarding the education of children with special needs. Working with the child, family, and supportive community/educational agencies and the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for Early Education Programs is also included. (Birth to age 8).
3

Early Childhood Education-I/TC - Associate of Applied Science-Transfer: 90 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 15.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&152 - Calculus II
This course covers areas, antiderivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, and methods of integration
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
ECE204 ECE204 - Early Childhood Practicum II
Students spend time in early learning settings practicing and developing teaching skills, planning/implementing/evaluating childrens activities and participating in curriculum planning. Students will observe children using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ). Students will schedule and conduct family conferences with their on-site supervisor to practice skills in communicating with families. This practical field experience is based on children ages birth through 3 years old.
2
ECE207 ECE207 - Professionalism
The application of the professions code of ethics and advocacy for children and families is emphasized. Students/Candidates also develop a professional portfolio and create a resource file of professional publications and organizations. (Birth to age 8)
5
ECE210 ECE210 - Early Childhood Practicum III
Students spend time in a early learning settings practicing and developing teaching skills, planning/implementing/evaluating childrens activities and participating in curriculum planning. Students will observe children using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ). Students will schedule and conduct family conferences with their on-site supervisor to practice skills in communicating with families. This practical field experience is based on children ages 3 years to 8 years old.
2
ECE211 ECE211 - Emotional and Social Development
Demonstrate knowledge of factors that affect the healthy emotional and social development of children, the support of childrens self concept, effects of an individuals temperament on adult/child and child/child relationships, social/emotional milestones, and activities that support pro-social behavior.
3
ECE212 ECE212 - Cognitive Development
Students will demonstrate knowledge of learning styles; identify milestones in development of cognitive skills, and create/demonstrate/evaluate cognitive development activities. Students will develop tools to support developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) and culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse (CLAD) children. Students will practice using inquiry methods in the development of science, technology, engineering and mathematical activities to encourage cognitive development.
5
ECED&105 ECED&105 - Intro to Early Childhood Education
Explore the foundations of early childhood education. Examine theories defining the field, issues and trends, best practices, and program models. Observe children, professionals, and programs in action (Birth to age 8).
5
ECED&107 ECED&107 - Health, Nutrition and Safety
Develop knowledge and skills to ensure good health, nutrition and safety of children in group care and educational programs for ages birth to eight. Recognize the signs of abuse and neglect, responsibilities for mandated reporting, and available community programs.
5
ECED&120 ECED&120 - Practicum - Nurturing Relationships
In an early learning setting apply best practice for engaging in nurturing relationships with children. Focus on keeping children healthy and safe while promoting growth and development. (Birth to age 8)
2
ECED&132 ECED&132 - Infant and Toddler Care
Examine the unique developmental needs of infants and toddlers. Study the role of the caregiver, relationships with families, developmentally appropriate practices, nurturing environments for infants and toddlers, and culturally relevant care (Birth to 3 years of age).
3
ECED&160 ECED&160 - Curriculum Development
Investigate learning theory, program planning, and tools for curriculum development promoting language, fine/gross motor, social-emotional, cognitive and creative skills and growth in young children (Birth to age 8).
5
ECED&170 ECED&170 - Environments for Young Children
Design, evaluate, and improve indoor and outdoor environments which ensure quality learning, nurturing experiences, and optimize the development of young children (Birth to age 8).
3
ECED&180 ECED&180 - Language & Literacy Development
Develop teaching strategies for language acquisition and literacy skill development at each developmental stage (birth-age 8) through the four interrelated areas of speaking, listening, writing, and reading.
3
ECED&190 ECED&190 - Observation and Assessment
Collect and record observation of and assessment data on young children in order to plan for and support the child, family and community. Practice reflection techniques, summarizing conclusions and communicating findings
3
EDUC&115 EDUC&115 - Child Development
Build a functional understanding of the foundation of child development, prenatal to early adolescence. Observe and document physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of children, reflective of cross cultural and global perspectives.(Birth to age 8)
5
EDUC&130 EDUC&130 - Guiding Behavior
Examine the principles and theories promoting social competence in young children and creating safe learning environments. Develop skills promoting effective interactions, providing positive individual guidance, and enhancing group experiences.
3
EDUC&150 EDUC&150 - Child, Family and Community
Integrate the family and community contexts in which a child develops. Explore cultures and demographics of families in society, community resources, strategies for involving families in the education of their child, and tools for effective communication.
3
EDUC&203 EDUC&203 - Exceptional Child
An introductory course in understanding educational programs and state and federal laws regarding the education of children with special needs. Working with the child, family, and supportive community/educational agencies and the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for Early Education Programs is also included. (Birth to age 8).
3

Early Childhood Education-SAC - Associate of Applied Science-Transfer: 90 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 15.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&152 - Calculus II
This course covers areas, antiderivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, and methods of integration
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
ECE204 ECE204 - Early Childhood Practicum II
Students spend time in early learning settings practicing and developing teaching skills, planning/implementing/evaluating childrens activities and participating in curriculum planning. Students will observe children using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ). Students will schedule and conduct family conferences with their on-site supervisor to practice skills in communicating with families. This practical field experience is based on children ages birth through 3 years old.
2
ECE207 ECE207 - Professionalism
The application of the professions code of ethics and advocacy for children and families is emphasized. Students/Candidates also develop a professional portfolio and create a resource file of professional publications and organizations. (Birth to age 8)
5
ECE210 ECE210 - Early Childhood Practicum III
Students spend time in a early learning settings practicing and developing teaching skills, planning/implementing/evaluating childrens activities and participating in curriculum planning. Students will observe children using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ). Students will schedule and conduct family conferences with their on-site supervisor to practice skills in communicating with families. This practical field experience is based on children ages 3 years to 8 years old.
2
ECE211 ECE211 - Emotional and Social Development
Demonstrate knowledge of factors that affect the healthy emotional and social development of children, the support of childrens self concept, effects of an individuals temperament on adult/child and child/child relationships, social/emotional milestones, and activities that support pro-social behavior.
3
ECE212 ECE212 - Cognitive Development
Students will demonstrate knowledge of learning styles; identify milestones in development of cognitive skills, and create/demonstrate/evaluate cognitive development activities. Students will develop tools to support developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) and culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse (CLAD) children. Students will practice using inquiry methods in the development of science, technology, engineering and mathematical activities to encourage cognitive development.
5
ECED&105 ECED&105 - Intro to Early Childhood Education
Explore the foundations of early childhood education. Examine theories defining the field, issues and trends, best practices, and program models. Observe children, professionals, and programs in action (Birth to age 8).
5
ECED&107 ECED&107 - Health, Nutrition and Safety
Develop knowledge and skills to ensure good health, nutrition and safety of children in group care and educational programs for ages birth to eight. Recognize the signs of abuse and neglect, responsibilities for mandated reporting, and available community programs.
5
ECED&120 ECED&120 - Practicum - Nurturing Relationships
In an early learning setting apply best practice for engaging in nurturing relationships with children. Focus on keeping children healthy and safe while promoting growth and development. (Birth to age 8)
2
ECED&136 ECED&136 - School Age Care
Develop skills to provide developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant activities and care, specifically: preparing the environment, implementing curriculum, building relationships, guiding academic /social skill development, and community outreach.
3
ECED&160 ECED&160 - Curriculum Development
Investigate learning theory, program planning, and tools for curriculum development promoting language, fine/gross motor, social-emotional, cognitive and creative skills and growth in young children (Birth to age 8).
5
ECED&170 ECED&170 - Environments for Young Children
Design, evaluate, and improve indoor and outdoor environments which ensure quality learning, nurturing experiences, and optimize the development of young children (Birth to age 8).
3
ECED&180 ECED&180 - Language & Literacy Development
Develop teaching strategies for language acquisition and literacy skill development at each developmental stage (birth-age 8) through the four interrelated areas of speaking, listening, writing, and reading.
3
ECED&190 ECED&190 - Observation and Assessment
Collect and record observation of and assessment data on young children in order to plan for and support the child, family and community. Practice reflection techniques, summarizing conclusions and communicating findings
3
EDUC&115 EDUC&115 - Child Development
Build a functional understanding of the foundation of child development, prenatal to early adolescence. Observe and document physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of children, reflective of cross cultural and global perspectives.(Birth to age 8)
5
EDUC&130 EDUC&130 - Guiding Behavior
Examine the principles and theories promoting social competence in young children and creating safe learning environments. Develop skills promoting effective interactions, providing positive individual guidance, and enhancing group experiences.
3
EDUC&150 EDUC&150 - Child, Family and Community
Integrate the family and community contexts in which a child develops. Explore cultures and demographics of families in society, community resources, strategies for involving families in the education of their child, and tools for effective communication.
3
EDUC&203 EDUC&203 - Exceptional Child
An introductory course in understanding educational programs and state and federal laws regarding the education of children with special needs. Working with the child, family, and supportive community/educational agencies and the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for Early Education Programs is also included. (Birth to age 8).
3

State Early Childhood Education Certificate - Certificate of Competency: 47 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH171 - Technical Math
Application of linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, geometry and trigonometry and vectors and their applications in the technical workplace.
5
MATH172 - Business Math
Equation solving, exponents, markup, income tax, compoung interst, logarithms and finding time, annuities, amoritization and business statistics.
5
MATH173 - Mathematic Concepts for Child Care/Early Education
Mathematics for Early Childhood Educators focuses on the conceptual understanding, connections between and the application of math concepts. Concepts include number systems and computation, geometry, measurement, data analysis, probability and statistics, and problem solving. Emphasis is placed on the ability to communicate mathematical concepts in ways appropriate for young children.
5
MATH174 - Math for Allied Health
Mathematical concepts for allied health fields including systems of measurement, use of formulas, ratios and proportions in health applications; and basic statistics
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
ECED&105 ECED&105 - Intro to Early Childhood Education
Explore the foundations of early childhood education. Examine theories defining the field, issues and trends, best practices, and program models. Observe children, professionals, and programs in action (Birth to age 8).
5
ECED&107 ECED&107 - Health, Nutrition and Safety
Develop knowledge and skills to ensure good health, nutrition and safety of children in group care and educational programs for ages birth to eight. Recognize the signs of abuse and neglect, responsibilities for mandated reporting, and available community programs.
5
ECED&120 ECED&120 - Practicum - Nurturing Relationships
In an early learning setting apply best practice for engaging in nurturing relationships with children. Focus on keeping children healthy and safe while promoting growth and development. (Birth to age 8)
2
ECED&160 ECED&160 - Curriculum Development
Investigate learning theory, program planning, and tools for curriculum development promoting language, fine/gross motor, social-emotional, cognitive and creative skills and growth in young children (Birth to age 8).
5
ECED&170 ECED&170 - Environments for Young Children
Design, evaluate, and improve indoor and outdoor environments which ensure quality learning, nurturing experiences, and optimize the development of young children (Birth to age 8).
3
ECED&180 ECED&180 - Language & Literacy Development
Develop teaching strategies for language acquisition and literacy skill development at each developmental stage (birth-age 8) through the four interrelated areas of speaking, listening, writing, and reading.
3
ECED&190 ECED&190 - Observation and Assessment
Collect and record observation of and assessment data on young children in order to plan for and support the child, family and community. Practice reflection techniques, summarizing conclusions and communicating findings
3
EDUC&115 EDUC&115 - Child Development
Build a functional understanding of the foundation of child development, prenatal to early adolescence. Observe and document physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of children, reflective of cross cultural and global perspectives.(Birth to age 8)
5
EDUC&130 EDUC&130 - Guiding Behavior
Examine the principles and theories promoting social competence in young children and creating safe learning environments. Develop skills promoting effective interactions, providing positive individual guidance, and enhancing group experiences.
3
EDUC&150 EDUC&150 - Child, Family and Community
Integrate the family and community contexts in which a child develops. Explore cultures and demographics of families in society, community resources, strategies for involving families in the education of their child, and tools for effective communication.
3

State Initial Early Childhood Education Certificate - Certificate of Training: 12 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
ECED&105 ECED&105 - Intro to Early Childhood Education
Explore the foundations of early childhood education. Examine theories defining the field, issues and trends, best practices, and program models. Observe children, professionals, and programs in action (Birth to age 8).
5
ECED&107 ECED&107 - Health, Nutrition and Safety
Develop knowledge and skills to ensure good health, nutrition and safety of children in group care and educational programs for ages birth to eight. Recognize the signs of abuse and neglect, responsibilities for mandated reporting, and available community programs.
5
ECED&120 ECED&120 - Practicum - Nurturing Relationships
In an early learning setting apply best practice for engaging in nurturing relationships with children. Focus on keeping children healthy and safe while promoting growth and development. (Birth to age 8)
2

State Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization - Administration - Certificate of Training: 20 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
ECED&105 ECED&105 - Intro to Early Childhood Education
Explore the foundations of early childhood education. Examine theories defining the field, issues and trends, best practices, and program models. Observe children, professionals, and programs in action (Birth to age 8).
5
ECED&107 ECED&107 - Health, Nutrition and Safety
Develop knowledge and skills to ensure good health, nutrition and safety of children in group care and educational programs for ages birth to eight. Recognize the signs of abuse and neglect, responsibilities for mandated reporting, and available community programs.
5
ECED&120 ECED&120 - Practicum - Nurturing Relationships
In an early learning setting apply best practice for engaging in nurturing relationships with children. Focus on keeping children healthy and safe while promoting growth and development. (Birth to age 8)
2
ECED&139 ECED&139 - Administration of EL
Develop administrative skills required to develop, open, operate, manage, and assess early childhood education and care programs. Explore techniques and resources available for Washington State licensing and NAEYC standard compliance (Birth to grade 6).
3
EDUC&115 EDUC&115 - Child Development
Build a functional understanding of the foundation of child development, prenatal to early adolescence. Observe and document physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of children, reflective of cross cultural and global perspectives.(Birth to age 8)
5

State Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization - General - Certificate of Training: 20 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
ECED&105 ECED&105 - Intro to Early Childhood Education
Explore the foundations of early childhood education. Examine theories defining the field, issues and trends, best practices, and program models. Observe children, professionals, and programs in action (Birth to age 8).
5
ECED&107 ECED&107 - Health, Nutrition and Safety
Develop knowledge and skills to ensure good health, nutrition and safety of children in group care and educational programs for ages birth to eight. Recognize the signs of abuse and neglect, responsibilities for mandated reporting, and available community programs.
5
ECED&120 ECED&120 - Practicum - Nurturing Relationships
In an early learning setting apply best practice for engaging in nurturing relationships with children. Focus on keeping children healthy and safe while promoting growth and development. (Birth to age 8)
2
EDUC&115 EDUC&115 - Child Development
Build a functional understanding of the foundation of child development, prenatal to early adolescence. Observe and document physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of children, reflective of cross cultural and global perspectives.(Birth to age 8)
5
EDUC&130 EDUC&130 - Guiding Behavior
Examine the principles and theories promoting social competence in young children and creating safe learning environments. Develop skills promoting effective interactions, providing positive individual guidance, and enhancing group experiences.
3

State Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization - Infant/Toddler Care - Certificate of Training: 20 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
ECED&105 ECED&105 - Intro to Early Childhood Education
Explore the foundations of early childhood education. Examine theories defining the field, issues and trends, best practices, and program models. Observe children, professionals, and programs in action (Birth to age 8).
5
ECED&107 ECED&107 - Health, Nutrition and Safety
Develop knowledge and skills to ensure good health, nutrition and safety of children in group care and educational programs for ages birth to eight. Recognize the signs of abuse and neglect, responsibilities for mandated reporting, and available community programs.
5
ECED&120 ECED&120 - Practicum - Nurturing Relationships
In an early learning setting apply best practice for engaging in nurturing relationships with children. Focus on keeping children healthy and safe while promoting growth and development. (Birth to age 8)
2
ECED&132 ECED&132 - Infant and Toddler Care
Examine the unique developmental needs of infants and toddlers. Study the role of the caregiver, relationships with families, developmentally appropriate practices, nurturing environments for infants and toddlers, and culturally relevant care (Birth to 3 years of age).
3
EDUC&115 EDUC&115 - Child Development
Build a functional understanding of the foundation of child development, prenatal to early adolescence. Observe and document physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of children, reflective of cross cultural and global perspectives.(Birth to age 8)
5

State Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization - School Age Care - Certificate of Training: 20 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
ECED&105 ECED&105 - Intro to Early Childhood Education
Explore the foundations of early childhood education. Examine theories defining the field, issues and trends, best practices, and program models. Observe children, professionals, and programs in action (Birth to age 8).
5
ECED&107 ECED&107 - Health, Nutrition and Safety
Develop knowledge and skills to ensure good health, nutrition and safety of children in group care and educational programs for ages birth to eight. Recognize the signs of abuse and neglect, responsibilities for mandated reporting, and available community programs.
5
ECED&120 ECED&120 - Practicum - Nurturing Relationships
In an early learning setting apply best practice for engaging in nurturing relationships with children. Focus on keeping children healthy and safe while promoting growth and development. (Birth to age 8)
2
ECED&136 ECED&136 - School Age Care
Develop skills to provide developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant activities and care, specifically: preparing the environment, implementing curriculum, building relationships, guiding academic /social skill development, and community outreach.
3
EDUC&115 EDUC&115 - Child Development
Build a functional understanding of the foundation of child development, prenatal to early adolescence. Observe and document physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of children, reflective of cross cultural and global perspectives.(Birth to age 8)
5

State Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization -Family Child Care - Certificate of Training: 20 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
ECED&105 ECED&105 - Intro to Early Childhood Education
Explore the foundations of early childhood education. Examine theories defining the field, issues and trends, best practices, and program models. Observe children, professionals, and programs in action (Birth to age 8).
5
ECED&107 ECED&107 - Health, Nutrition and Safety
Develop knowledge and skills to ensure good health, nutrition and safety of children in group care and educational programs for ages birth to eight. Recognize the signs of abuse and neglect, responsibilities for mandated reporting, and available community programs.
5
ECED&120 ECED&120 - Practicum - Nurturing Relationships
In an early learning setting apply best practice for engaging in nurturing relationships with children. Focus on keeping children healthy and safe while promoting growth and development. (Birth to age 8)
2
ECED&134 ECED&134 - Family Child Care
Learn the basics of home/family child care program management. Topics include: licensing requirements; business management; relationship building; health, safety, & nutrition; guiding behavior and; promoting growth & development. (Birth to grade 6)
3
EDUC&115 EDUC&115 - Child Development
Build a functional understanding of the foundation of child development, prenatal to early adolescence. Observe and document physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of children, reflective of cross cultural and global perspectives.(Birth to age 8)
5

Students prepare for careers in Early Childhood Education (ECE) for such positions as Early Learning Program teacher, assistant teacher, program supervisor, and/or center director. The ECE curriculum prepares students to work with children birth to 8 years of age in diverse early childhood environments. The curriculum is based on the national standards outlined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the national accreditation standards. Early Childhood students will combine learned theories and practical laboratory experiences with young children in early childhood education programs under supervision with qualified educators.

At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:

  1. Create/design, implement, and assess learning experiences.
  2. Use knowledge of child development and of individual children to create healthy, challenging learning environments and experiences.
  3. Observe, document, and assess all children’s development and learning in partnership with families.
  4. Build positive relationships and guide all children through supportive interactions.
  5. Build respectful partnerships with children’s families and their communities.
  6. Apply developmentally appropriate approaches to build meaningful curriculum and positive guidance strategies.

In addition, the following college-wide learning outcomes reflect the guiding expectations of all programs at Bates Technical College:

  • Human Diversity
  • Effective Communication
  • Critical Thinking

Bates instructors are industry experts who enjoy working with and teaching students.

Instructors

  • Lisa Webb

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