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2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog
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ECE 248 - Early Childhood Curriculum

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 Lecture Periods 0 lab periods

Survey of principles, materials, techniques, and resources for integrating and teaching literacy, music/art, science,math, social studies, and technology to young children. Includes best practices regarding curriculum design, environments, family involvement and the teacher role. Also includes child development ages/stages and developmentally effective practice as it relates to curriculum design using multiple theories and approaches. 

Prerequisite(s): ECE 117 , ECE 118 , and ECE 240 ​ completed with a grade of C or better. 
Information: This course combines ECE 124, 245, and 246. This course includes an NAEYC Key Assessment to measure understanding of key early learning elements. Students must have college-level reading and writing skills to be successful in ECE courses. 

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify and discuss developmental theories of language and emergent literacy; concepts of math and science acquisition; and the application of art and music genres, social studies, and technology when working with children in the early years. (NAEYC 1a, 1b, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 5a, 5b, 5c, 6c)   
  2. Explore, design, and implement methods of integrating literacy, math, science, art, music, social studies, and technology development across the curriculum. (NAEYC 1b, 2a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 5b, 5c, 6c)
  3. Develop and implement experiences to create rich and challenging learning environments including second language acquisition in literacy, math, science, art, and music, social studies, and technology. (NAEYC 1a, 1b, 1c,4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 5c, 6c)
  4. Measure learning experiences using informal assessment tools and connect to learning objectives and standards that inform teaching and learning. (NAEYC 1a, 1b, 3a, 3b,3c, 4c, 4d, 5a, 5b, 5c, 6c)
  5. Involve families and communities in children’s curriculum literacy development. (NAEYC 2a, 2b, 2c, 4a, 5a)
  6. Identify the role of the teacher in supporting the children’s understanding and development across the curriculum through scaffolding and meaningful planning. (NAEYC 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 6d)

I.       Developmental Theories, Approaches, Concepts Across the Early Childhood Curriculum

         A.   Theories and learning

         B.   Concepts and stages of development

         C.   Critical/higher order thinking

II.      Integrated Curriculum Across the Curriculum

         A.   Literacy

         B.   Math

         C.   Science

         D.   Art

         E.   Music

         F.   Technology

         G.  Social Studies

III.     Environment

         A.   Authentic integrated learning environments

         B.   Inclusion of second language development

         C.   Developmentally effective practices

IV.     Curriculum Assessment

         A.   Objectives and clear language

         B.   Authentic assessment tools

         C.   Measurements to inform teaching and learning

         D.   Early learning standards

V.      Family and Community

         A.   Families/community involvement

         B.   Resources/early learning standards

         D.   Home-school communication

         E.   Reflective practices

VI.     Teacher Roles

         A.   Observer

         B.   Responder

         C.   Participator

         D.   Facilitator

Effective Term:
Spring 2021

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