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ECD Courses

ECD 11: Exploring Education (3 units)

This course introduces students to the concepts and issues related to teaching diverse learners in today's contemporary schools, Kindergarten through the 12th grade (K-12). Topics include teaching as a profession and career, historical and philosophical foundations of the American education system, contemporary education issues, California's content standards and frameworks, and teacher performance standards. In addition to class time, the course requires a minimum of 45 hours of structured fieldwork in public school elementary classrooms that represent California's diverse student population, and includes cooperation with at least one carefully selected and campus-approved certificated classroom teacher. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. Transfer: CSU; UC. C-ID EDUC 200. (UC credit/unit limitations may apply). NOTE: Verification of TB clearance (within past 2 years) and up to date immunizations record is required.

ECD 40: Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (3units)

Focus on the healthy social and emotional development of young children as the foundation for children s early learning. Students will become aware of the role of the teacher in establishing an environment that promotes the healthy social and emotional development of young children. Strongly recommended: ECD 56 and ECD 62. 3hours. Transfer: CSU.

ECD 41: Strategies for Working with Challenging Behaviors (3 Units) *Course coming soon!

Appropriate for classroom teachers in various settings including Transitional Kindergarten, students will identify developmentally appropriate behaviors, challenging behaviors and the various influences that affect children’s behavior. Students will analyze children’s behaviors and select strategies to make positive changes. Emphasizes the connection between children’s social and emotional development and their success in the classroom, and how the teachers’ perceptions, experiences, and behavior influence child behaviors. 3 hours.


ECD 50: Early Childhood Principles and Practices (3 units)

Historical and contemporary systems of Early Childhood group care, career opportunities, licensing requirements, personal qualifications, differing orientations to early childhood education, developmental stages of young children as related to quality programs that has developmentally appropriate and inclusive curriculum. 3 hours. Transfer: CSU.

ECD 56: Child Growth and Development  (3 units)

A study of the major physical, psychosocial, and cognitive/language developmental milestones for children both typical and atypical from conception through adolescence.  There will be an emphasis on interactions between maturational processes and environmental factors. While studying developmental theory and investigative research, methodologies, students will observe children evaluate individual differences and analyze characteristics of development at various stages.  3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC.

ECD 52: Childhood and Adolescence (3 units)

Development of the child from elementary school age through adolescence; physical, intellectual, social and personality factors. Emphasis on the continuity, observation, scientific methods, and stages of development. 3 hours. Grading Option: OP Transfer: CSU, UC.

ECD 54: Child Health, Safety and Nutrition (3 units)

Aspects of nutrition, health and safety that promote and maintain the health and wellbeing of all children and adults who work with young children. Topics include health and nutritional guidelines, maintaining safe and healthy learning environments, state regulations, policies and procedures, common childhood illnesses, infectious diseases, school-family collaboration, emergency preparedness and Community CPR, First Aid and injury prevention. 3 hours. Transfer: CSU.

ECD 59: Literacy in Early Childhood (3units)

Enhance the early literacy outcomes of young children by improving the teachers knowledge of early literacy development and their skills in teaching early literacy to young children from birth through school age. Strongly recommended: ECD 50. 3hours. Transfer: CSU.

ECD 60: Introduction to the Young Child With Exceptional Needs  (3 units)

Introduction to educational philosophies for educating infants and children with exceptional needs.  Typical and atypical developmental characteristics and abilities in infants and preschoolers.  Assessments, interventions, and learning environments for the infant and preschooler with exceptional needs. Prerequisite: Early Childhood Development 56 (completed with a grade of C or higher). 3 hours. Transfer: CSU.

ECD 62: Child, Family and Community (3 units)

Patterns of family living in contemporary society including the varying roles and interactions of family members; demographic, socio-cultural, racial and economic factors affecting family life; relationship of the family to early care and education and to community resources. 3 hours. Transfer: CSU.

ECD 63: Early Childhood Curriculum (4 units)

Professional application of the principles of human growth and development in: the study of play based curriculum, the physical environment and learning experiences including program content, the use of materials, the facilitation and guidance of children's experiences based on developmentally appropriate principles, the methods used to meet children's physical, social, emotional, cognitive and creative needs within cultural context. Prerequisite: ECD 50 and ECD 56 (both completed with a grade of C or higher). 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory Transfer: CSU. NOTE:
Verification of TB clearance (within past 2 years) and up to date immunizations record is required.

ECD 65: Administration I: Programs in Early Childhood Education(3 units)

Introduction to the administration of early childhood programs.  covers program types, budget, management, regulations, laws, development and implementation of policies and procedures.  Examines administrative tools, philosophies, and techniques needed to organize, open, and operate and early care and education program.  Relationships with families and community. Prerequisite: ECD 62 and 63 (completed with a grade of C or higher). 3 hours. Transfer: CSU.

ECD 67: Infant and Toddler Development and Caregiving (3 units)

Analysis of child development with emphasis on infants and toddlers. Observation of current practices in infant\toddler care giving in group settings in both centers and family day care homes. Assessments and planning of care giving techniques and environments based on principles of human development, health and safety, and legal requirements. Prerequisite: ECD 56 (completed with a grade of C or higher). 3 hours. Transfer: CSU.

ECD 68: Administration II: Personnel and Leadership in Early Childhood Education (3 units)

Effective strategies for personnel management and leadership in early care and education settings.  Includes legal and ethical responsibilities, supervision techniques, professional development, and reflective practices for a divers and inclusive early care and education program.  Prerequisite: ECD 62 and ECD 63 (both completed with a grade of C or higher). 3 hours. Transfer: CSU.

ECD 69: Child Study: Observation and Assessment (3 units)

Current approaches for observing and recording the behavior of infants and young children using various scientific techniques. Effective observation that build on respecting and fostering all children's competence, striving for objectivity and individualizing programs to meet individual children's learning and developmental assessment. Direct observational experience and application of methods is required weekly. Prerequisite: ECD 56 (completed with a grade of C or higher). 3hours. Transfer: CSU.

ECD 79: Teaching In A Diverse Society (3 units)

Critical examination of societal and personal attitudes and beliefs, values, assumptions and biases about culture, race, language, identity, family structures, ability, socio0ecnomic status and other issues influenced by systemic oppression.  Ethnic/cultural groups referenced within course from the United States of America, include African American, Asian American, Chicano/Latino, European American, Indigenous People of the Americans and Americans of Middle Eastern origin.  Recognize and confront barriers that interfere with one's ability to work effectively with diverse populations of children and families.  Enhance teacher's skills for educating children in a pluralistic society. 3 hours. Transfer: CSU.

ECD 83: Adult Supervision (2 units)

Methods and principles of mentoring and supervising adults in early care and education settings. Emphasis on the role of experienced classroom teachers who function as mentors to new teachers while simultaneously addressing the needs of children, families and other staff. Prerequisite: ECD 62 and ECD 63 (both completed with a grade of C or higher). 2 hours. Transfer: CSU.

ECD 87: Quality Environments for Infants/ Toddlers (3 units)

Observation and analysis of infant/toddler classrooms. Design of interior and exterior learning environment to meet the developmental needs of children birth to 36months. Using observations and developmental charts, students will plan appropriate learning experiences for infants and toddlers. Influence of responsive and culturally sensitive relationships with children and their parents on children's development. Strongly recommended: ECD 67. 3hours. Transfer: CSU.

ECD 90: Supervised Experience (4 units)

Direct experience working with young children. Observation and evaluation of individual children, group activities, roles of adults in the preschool and the entire school program. Planning instructional activities, developing educational plans, planning parent conferences, and discussion of on-site experiences. Prerequisite:  ECD 63 (completed with a C  or better). 2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory. Transfer: CSU. NOTE:
Verification of TB clearance (within past 2 years) and up to date immunizations record is required.

ECD 91: Adaptive Curriculum for Children with Exceptional Needs (3units)
Direct experience working with young children in special day classes or inclusive settings: application of best practices of both the fields of early childhood development and special education in adapting curriculum to meet the individual needs of children within an inclusive classroom setting. Observation of the assessment process by the special education team and assisting in the implementation of the educational plan. Prerequisite: ECD 60 and ECD 90 (each completed with a grade of C  or better). 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. Transfer: CSU. NOTE:
Verification of TB clearance (within past 2 years) and up to date immunizations record is required.

ECD 92: Creative Activities and Materials for Young Children (1 unit)

Specific topics covering a variety of curriculum activities and materials such as: art, literacy, music, movement, block play, dramatic play, outdoor environments, science and math which are current and relevant to early childhood professionals. Focus is on Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) criteria for curriculum development which is culturally responsive in Early childhood classrooms. (Specific topic to appear in schedule of classes.) 1 hour lecture. Transfer: CSU.

ECD 93: Relationships, Interactions and Guidance Young Children (1 unit)

Specific topics which provide a study of current concepts and issues in the key role of relationships, constructive teacher-child interactions, and guidance strategies supporting the development of all children. (Specific topics to appear in schedule of classes.) 1 hour lecture. Transfer: CSU.

ECD 94: Fostering Children's Cognitive Development and Language (1 unit)

Specific topics which provide a study of current concepts and issues in the key role of fostering children's cognitive development and supporting the development of children's language. (Specific topic to appear in schedule of classes.) 1 hour lecture. Transfer: CSU.

ECD 95: Work Experience (1-3 units)
(Work Experience courses may be repeated up to a total of 16 units)

College supervised on-the-job training in early childhood programs. Cooperative effort between student, supervisor and instructor to accomplish professional work objectives and broaden experiences. Co requisite: ECD 96. 5-15 hours experience per week. Transfer: CSU. NOTE:
Verification of TB clearance (within past 2 years) and up to date immunizations record is required if doing lab hours at the Early Childhood Development Lab.

ECD 96 - Work Experience Seminar (1 unit)
(Work Experience courses may be repeated up to a total of 16 units)

Discussion and analysis of typical problems encountered by employees at the workplace. Application of National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Code of Ethical Conduct to difficult situations that occur at the job site. Develop and complete measurable developmentally appropriate goals in early care and education settings. Co requisite: ECD 95. 1 hour. Transfer: CSU.

ECD 98: Quality Standards in Early Childhood Programs (1 unit)

Assessing the early childhood program and learning environment helps early childhood professionals to improve the quality of their programs. A variety of assessment tools for programs as well as state standards and guidelines for early childhood programs will be studied. The emphasis will be on effective assessment strategies, methods, and tools in an early childhood setting and how they relate to children's learning outcomes.

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