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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 2, Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Psychology 11.

An examination of the underlying theoretical principles of developmentally appropriate practices applied to programs, environments, emphasizing the key role of relationships, constructive adult-child interactions, and teaching strategies in supporting physical, social, creative and intellectual development for all children. This course includes a review of the historical roots of early childhood programs and the evolution of the professional practices promoting advocacy, ethics and professional identity.

1089   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   BUNDY 339   Karaolis O

Above section 1089 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1090   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Pourroy D M

Above section 1090 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

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.

1091   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Tannatt M G M

Above section 1091 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.

1092   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   McGrath M T

Above section 1092 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

ECE 64, Health, Safety and Nutrition for Young Children    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Introduction to the laws, regulations, standards, policies and procedures and early childhood curriculum related to child health safety and nutrition. The key components that ensure physical health, mental health and safety for both children and staff will be identified along with the importance of collaboration with families and health professionals. Focus on integrating the concepts into everyday planning and program development for all children.

1093   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gunn A C

Above section 1093 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

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