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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 C-ID: ECE 120. Skills Advisory: Psychology 11.

An examination of the underlying historical contexts and theoretical principles of developmentally appropriate and best practices. Explore programs, environments, relationships, adult-child interactions, and teaching strategies in supporting children’s development and learning. Map professional ethics, career pathways and professional standards. This class is appropriate for students wanting to work with young children in a variety of programs, including infant-toddler, preschool, transitional kindergarten, and kindergarten.

1852 8:00a-11:05a T BUNDY 339 Huff G F
Above section 1852 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1853 11:30a-2:35p TTh BUNDY 339 Roddy L L
Above section 1853 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 29 to Oct 19, at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1855 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Pourroy D M
Above section 1855 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 20, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1856 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Manson L J
Above section 1856 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4133 6:30p-9:35p W BUNDY 328 Mosley K R
Above section 4133 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

NEW 3595 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Pourroy D M
Above section 3595 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

ECE 4, Language and Literature for the Young Child 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None. Advisory: Psychology 11.

This course provides a developmental framework for planning and implementing experiences that support and extend children’s abilities to use language as a means of communication, as a medium of creative expression and as a tool in the development of logical thought. It introduces techniques for assessing children’s language skills and for developing a program to meet those needs through individual interactions and group activities. The course reviews the current research pertaining to language acquisition and pre-reading skills development within a culturally sensitive framework. Students will review children’s literature and obtain practice in story selection, reading and storytelling to young children.

4134 6:30p-9:35p M BUNDY 339 McPeake P
Above section 4134 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

ECE 5, Math and Science for the Young Child 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None. Advisory: Psychology 11.

This course applies child development principles to the planning of science and mathematics experiences for both typically and atypically developing young children. Emphasis is placed on understanding how children develop problem-solving skills, and on recognizing how teachers can facilitate inquiry-discovery experiences for young children with diverse learning styles and needs. Course work includes participation in experiments and field experiences in life sciences. Students are required to develop and provide developmentally and culturally appropriate activities in science and mathematics activities for young children.

1857 11:30a-2:35p MW BUNDY 339 Hovanisyan A
Above section 1857 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 13, at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

ECE 9, Introduction to School-Age Child Care 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None. Advisory: Psychology 11.

This course focuses on the dynamics of school-age children participating in before and after school programs. Developmentally appropriate activities for a diverse group of children between the ages of five and twelve are covered including homework and study skills. State regulations, community resources, nutrition, behavior management, program planning, environment and staff development are covered within a culturally sensitive framework. The importance of literacy is stressed throughout the course.

1858 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Gunn A C
Above section 1858 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 20, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

ECE 11, Child, Family and Community 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: CDEV 110. IGETC Area 4 (Social and Behavioral Sciences)

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.

1859 8:00a-11:05a M BUNDY 415 Miller Ca L
Above section 1859 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1860 11:30a-2:35p M BUNDY 415 Miller Ca L
Above section 1860 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

NEW 3578 2:20p-03:40p Th SMHS Wilson L M
Above section 3578 is a part of the Dual Enrollment Program, which meets at Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405.

1861 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Manson L J
Above section 1861 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 20, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1862 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Tannatt M G M
Above section 1862 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1863 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Tannatt M G M
Above section 1863 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 20, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4135 6:30p-9:35p Th BUNDY 328 Backlar N P
Above section 4135 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

NEW 3596 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Backlar N P
Above section 3596 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

ECE 17, Introduction to Curriculum 3 units

Transfer: CSU C-ID: ECE 130. 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.

1864 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Karaolis O
Above section 1864 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1865 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Manson L J
Above section 1865 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 20, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4136 6:30p-9:35p W BUNDY 339 Richard C
Above section 4136 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

ECE 19, Teaching in a Diverse Society 3 units

Transfer: CSU C-ID: ECE 230. Prerequisite: None.

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

Examination of the development of social identities in diverse societies including theoretical and practical implications of oppression and privilege as they apply to young children, families, programs, classrooms and teaching. Students will recognize and contrast cultural and historical perspectives of at least 3 American cultural groups (Latino American, African American, Asian American, Native American and European American) to promote understanding, knowledge, and skills for educating children in a pluralistic society. Various classroom strategies will be explored emphasizing culturally and linguistically appropriate anti-bias approaches supporting all children in becoming competent members of a diverse society. The course includes self-examination and reflection on issues related to social identity, stereotypes and bias, social and educational access, media and schooling.

1866 3:00p-6:05p W BUNDY 335 Miller Ca L
Above section 1866 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1867 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Druker S L
Above section 1867 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

ECE 21, Observation and Assessment 4 units

Transfer: CSU C-ID: ECE 200. Prerequisite: Psychology 11, Early Childhood Education 2 and 11, and one of the following: Early Childhood Education 4, 5, 8, 17.

This course is a supervised field experience which focuses on the appropriate use of assessment and observation strategies to document development, growth, play and learning to join with families and professionals in promoting children’s success. Recording strategies, rating systems, portfolios, and multiple assessment tools are explored. Students will also be required to complete 17 days of supervised field experience in an early childhood setting (a minimum of 51 hours, 1 day equals 3 or more hours). Students are required to have a current TB test and Current Livescan completed at SMC OR a current California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Certificate of Clearance OR current CA Child Development Permit . Students must bring a copy of their TB test and Livescan to class by the second class meeting.

The hours of this course may be applied toward the Experience Requirement of the Child Development Teacher Permit.

1868 11:30a-2:30p M BUNDY 321 Grace Y H

Arrange-3 Hours Grace Y H
Above section 1868 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

4137 6:30p-9:35p Th BUNDY 339 Miller Ca L

Arrange-3 Hours Miller Ca L
Above section 4137 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

ECE 22, Practicum in Early Childhood Education 5 units

Transfer: CSU C-ID: ECE 210. Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education 21.

This course is a demonstration of developmentally appropriate early childhood teaching competencies under guided supervision. Students will utilize practical classroom experiences to make connections between theory and practice, develop professional behaviors, and build a comprehensive understanding of children and families. Child centered, play-oriented approaches to teaching, learning, and assessment; and knowledge of curriculum content areas will be emphasized as student teachers design, implement and evaluate experiences that promote positive development and learning for all young children. Students are required to have a current TB test, Livescan completed at SMC, and proof of immunizations. Students will also be required to complete 40 days in an early childhood setting with a California Mentor (1 day equals 3 or more hours).

The hours of this course may be applied toward the Experience Requirement of the Child Development Permit Matrix.

4138 6:30p-9:35p T BUNDY 339 Grace Y H

Arrange-6 Hours Miller Ca L
Above section 4138 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

4139 6:30p-9:35p T BUNDY 329 Huff G F

Arrange-6 Hours Huff G F
Above section 4139 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Above section 4139s at the Bundy campus on 8 Tuesdays: Aug 29, Sept 5 & 12, Oct 3 & 24, Nov 7 & 28, and Dec 12, 2017.

ECE 24, Preschool and Early Primary Development 3 units

Transfer: CSU

This course examines theories of development and the developmental processes focusing on children ages 3-6. Developmental benchmarks in the physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and language domains are identified, as well as the multiple influences that impact children's development. This course is designed for those working with students in transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, and early education classrooms.

NEW 3597 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Huff G F
Above section 3597 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

ECE 26, CA Preschool Foundations and Frameworks 1 3 units

Transfer: CSU

This course is an introduction to the California Preschool Learning Foundations and Curriculum Frameworks. Domains covered in this course include: Social/Emotional Development, Language/Literacy, English Language Development, Visual and Performing Arts. This course provides practical strategies for implementing the curriculum frameworks developed for each domain and may be used to satisfy required or professional development units for Child Development Permit holders, and/or preschool, transitional kindergarten, and early education teachers.

NEW 3598 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Manson L J
Above section 3598 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

ECE 41, Administration 1: Programs in Early Childhood Education 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education 21. Advisory: Experience as an early childhood teacher.

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 an early care and education program. This course meets the requirements of the State Department of Social Services for directors of programs under their supervision.

4140 6:30p-9:35p T BUNDY 328 Andrews T D

Arrange-1.5 Hours ONLINE Andrews T D
Above section 4140 is a hybrid class taught online via the Internet and at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd. Above section 4140s at the Bundy campus on 8 Tuesdays: Aug 29, Sept 12 & 26, Oct 10 & 24, Nov 7 & 21, and Dec 5 & 19, 2017.

ECE 43, Administration 2: Personnel and Leadership in Early Childhood Education 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education 41.

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 diverse and inclusive early care and education program.

1869 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Gunn A C
Above section 1869 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

ECE 45, Introduction to Children with Special Needs 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces the variations in development of individuals with special needs, with special emphasis of children ages birth through eight and the resulting impact on families. It includes an overview of historical and societal influences, laws relating to children with special needs, and the identification and referral process. The course covers various categories of disability, including learning and physical disabilities, autism, mental retardation, behavioral disorders, communication disorders, visual and hearing impairments, attention deficit disorders and giftedness.

1870 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Karaolis O
Above section 1870 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 20, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1871 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Joachim S L
Above section 1871 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4141 6:30p-9:35p M BUNDY 335 Harrison T J
Above section 4141 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

ECE 46, Infant and Toddler Development 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None. Advisory: Psychology 11.

This course provides an in depth analysis of the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of infants and toddlers in the context of family. Further, it explores the crucial role that parents and family play in the day to day experiences that promote this primary relationship in a child’s life. Content covered will include assessment measures and direct observations of infants and toddlers which assist teachers and parents in the early identification of children with special needs including making appropriate referrals and providing culturally consistent care.

1872 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Huff G F
Above section 1872 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 20, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

ECE 48, Adult Supervision and Mentoring in Early Education 3 units

Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education 2.

Advisory: Early Childhood Education 21.

Completing this course is one of the steps required to become a California Mentor Teacher. It does not guarantee automatic selection as a California Mentor Teacher.

Methods and principles of supervising student teachers, volunteers, staff, and other adults in early care and education settings. Emphasis is on reflective practice and the roles and development of early childhood professionals as mentors and leaders. California Commission on Teacher Credentialing requires this course for Master Teacher, Site Supervisor and Program Director Permits Option One. California ECE Mentor Teacher program requires this course in order to apply to the Mentor program. As a component of course work, this class requires 4 hours of time to complete an infant/toddler or preschool live observation using a standard assessment tool and creation of a plan for mentoring.

1873 Arrange-4.5 Hours ONLINE Manson L J
Above section 1873 meets for 12 weeks, Aug 28 to Nov 17, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

ECE 49, Curriculum and Strategies for Children with Special Needs 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None.

This course covers curriculum and intervention strategies for working with children with special needs in partnership with their families. Focus is on the use of observation and assessment, accommodations, and curriculum modifications in meeting the individualized needs of children in inclusive and natural environments. Included is the role of the culturally competent teacher in professional partnership with families and collaboration with interdisciplinary teams.

1874 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Parise W A
Above section 1874 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

ECE 51, The Reggio Approach 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None.

In cooperation with the State Commission of Teacher Credentialing, this course will focus on the theories, research, and practical application of the Reggio Emilia Approach as applicable to early childhood education in the U.S. The key concepts of collaboration between parents, teachers and children; observation of how children construct theories; documentation and reflection of the learning process; the expanded role of the teacher as a co-constructor of knowledge, and the examination of the impact of the environment in facilitating children’s learning will be studied.

1875 Arrange-2 Hours ONLINE Khokha E W

8:30a-4:00p Sat BUNDY 339 Heimann R Y

8:30a-4:00p Sat NEW SCLW Heimann R Y

8:30a-4:00p Sat NEW SCLW Heimann R Y
Above section 1875 is a hybrid class taught online via the Internet and at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

ECE 54, Documentation: Making Learning Visible 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None.

Formerly ECE 52.

This course highlights documentation as a process focusing on children’s experiences, thoughts and ideas during the course of their investigations, experiences, play, and relationship building. Documentation sharpens and focuses teacher’s own awareness of their role in further supporting children’s experiences and development. Pedagogical documentation is about the ongoing process of reflection and being intentional. Students will be introduced to the forms, tools, and uses of documentation as well as the elements by which effective documentation can make learning visible to children, parents and teachers.

1876 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Khokha E W
Above section 1876 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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

Transfer: CSU C-ID: ECE 220. 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.

1877 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Pourroy D M
Above section 1877 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1878 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Gunn A C
Above section 1878 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 20, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4142 6:30p-9:35p M BUNDY 328 Backlar N P
Above section 4142 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

ECE 71, Infants and Toddler Education and Care 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None.

This course applies current theory and research to the care and education of infants and toddlers in group settings. It examines essential policies, principles and practices that lead to quality care and developmentally appropriate curriculum for children birth to 36 months. It will include basic principles of care giving, arrangement and equipping the environment; working with other staff, parents and the community; identifying children with special needs and making appropriate referrals, and providing culturally consistent care.

1879 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE McGrath M T
Above section 1879 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

ECE 75, The Teaching of Dance for Children 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None.

This course, the study of developmentally appropriate creative movement experiences for children, gives students methods to guide creativity in the pre-K and elementary classroom and to develop dance lessons tied to specific subject areas. Students gain knowledge of the movement aspect of child development and how to use creative dance to research and teach subject matter across the pre- K and elementary curriculum. It covers the role of movement in developing children’s physical, motor, emotional, and cognitive skills, and includes workshops and field experience in planning and implementing appropriate creative experiences with young children.

ECE 75 and Dance 75 are the same course. Students may receive credit for one but not both.

NEW 3655 9:00a-12:20p Sat PAC 102 Wolin-Tupas R L
Above section 3654 meets for 15 weeks, Sep 16 to Dec 16, at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

4143 6:30p-9:35p W PAC 102 Wolin-Tupas R L
Above 4143 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

ECE 88A, Independent Studies in Early Childhood Education 1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

1880 Arrange-1 Hour BUNDY 317A Manson L J
Above section 1880 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

ECE 88B, Independent Studies in Early Childhood Education 2 units

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

1881 Arrange-2 Hours BUNDY 317A Manson L J
Above section 1881 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

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