ECE 111 Introduction to Early Childhood Education

This course will introduce the student to the field of early care and education from a philosophical, historical, socioeconomic, and multicultural point of view. Major theories and models of significant early childhood programs will be examined such as Head Start, Froebel's Kindergarten, Montessori, Reggio-Emilia and the Waldorf. The role of the early care teacher, professionalism, and managing successfully in the workplace will be explored. The course will include field observations of eight hours across the full age span (0 -8) with observations in diverse settings is required as determined by DEEC. Three class hours a week. Competency met: Multicultural Perspective (5.3), Ethical Dimensions (7.0) 3 credits Fall

3 credits
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