Welcome | Admission | Enrollment | Fees | Payment | Book Information
Financial Assistance | Campus Services Other Programs

Early Childhood Education

Students taking Early Childhood Education and Education courses that include field work may be required to pay for Live Scan fingerprint processing and/or a TB test.

ECE 11, Child, Family and Community   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social and Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: Psychology 11 or Early Childhood Education 2.

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

This course is an examination of the developing child in a societal context focusing on the interrelationship of family, school and community with an emphasis on historical and socio-cultural factors. Studies of family systems in contemporary society as they impact children and their individual heritage, diverse culture, ability and language will be examined highlighting at least three major American cultures (Latino American, African American, Asian American, Native American, and European American). The processes of socialization and identity development will be highlighted showing the importance of respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families.

1197   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Tannatt M G M

Above section 1197 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1198   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Manson L J

Above section 1198 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

ECE 17, Introduction to Curriculum    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course presents an overview of knowledge and skills related to providing appropriate curriculum and environments for young children from birth to age 6. Students will examine a teacher’s role in supporting development and fostering the joy of learning role of play. An overview of content areas will include but not limited to: Language and literacy, social and emotional learning, sensory learning, art, music and creativity, math and science.

1199   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Manson L J

Above section 1199 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

ECE 46, Infant through Toddler Studies    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Psychology 11.

This course includes an overview of the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of both typically and atypically developing infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age. It will include basic principles of care giving, arrangement and accommodations of the environment; working with other staff, early interventionists, parents and the community; identifying young children with characteristics of special needs and those who may be at risk for disabilities, and making appropriate referrals; and providing culturally sensitive and consistent care. This course is designed for caregivers of infants and toddlers so that they will have greater understanding of the diverse needs and abilities of the young children they care for and to increase their knowledge and awareness of the issues that impact the youngest children’s lives in today’s families.

1277    Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   McGrath M T

Above section 1277 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

 Previous | Next