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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 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.

1785   11:30a-2:35p TTh   BUNDY 339   Roddy L L
Above section 1785 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 14 to Apr 06, at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1786   11:30a-2:35p TTh   BUNDY 339   Roddy L L
Above section 1786 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 18 to Jun 08, at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1787   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Manson L J
Above section 1787 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1788   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Pourroy D M
Above section 1788 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4120   6:30p-9:35p W   BUNDY 416   Mosley K R
Above section 4120 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

NEW   3475   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Huff G F
Above section 3475 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, 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: Early Childhood Education 2 and 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.

1789   11:30a-2:35p MW   BUNDY 339   Hioki T
Above section 1789 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 07, at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1790   2:20p-3:45p T   BUNDY 329   Lerner N F

   Arrange-1.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Lerner N F
Above section 1790 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.

1791   2:20p-3:45p W   BUNDY 335   Lerner N F

   Arrange-1.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Lerner N F
Above section 1791 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 5, Math and Science for the Young Child    3 units

Transfer: CSU   •   Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education 2 and 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.

4121   6:30p-9:35p M   BUNDY 339   Hioki T
Above section 4121 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

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.

1792   8:00a-11:05a M   BUNDY 328   Miller Ca L
Above section 1792 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1793   11:30a-2:35p M   BUNDY 328   Miller Ca L
Above section 1793 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1794   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Tannatt M G M
Above section 1794 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1795   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Tannatt M G M
Above section 1795 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4122   6:30p-9:30p Th   BUNDY 335   Backlar N P
Above section 4122 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

4123   6:30p-9:35p T   BUNDY 328   Backlar N P
Above section 4123 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

NEW   3476   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Manson L J
Above section 3476 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, 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.

1796   2:20p-3:40p TTh   SMHS   Wilson L M
Above section 1796 is a part of the Dual Enrollment Program, which meets at Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405.

1798   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Karaolis O
Above section 1798 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1799   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Manson L J
Above section 1799 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4124   6:30p-9:35p W   BUNDY 339   Richard C
Above section 4124 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.

1800   3:00p-6:05p W   BUNDY 339   Miller Ca L
Above section 1800 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1801   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Druker S L
Above section 1801 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4125   6:30p-9:35p M   BUNDY 328   Backlar N P
Above section 4125 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

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.

1802   11:30a-2:35p Th   BUNDY 321   Grace Y H

   Arrange-3 Hours        
Above section 1802 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

4126   6:30p-9:35p W   BUNDY 328   Miller Ca L

   Arrange-3 Hours        
Above section 4126 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. A current TB test and live scan will be required. Students will also be required to complete 33 days in an early childhood setting. (1 day equals 3 or more hours.)

4127   6:30p-9:35p T   BUNDY 339   Grace Y H

   Arrange-6 Hours        Miller Ca L
Above section 4127 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

4128   6:30p-9:35p T   BUNDY 335   Huff G F

   Arrange-6 Hours        
Above section 4128 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

ECE 23, Practicum in Early Intervention    5 units

Transfer: CSU   •   Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education 45 and 49.

In a fieldwork setting and under the supervision of an early intervention specialist, students will gain practical experience in order to make connections between theory and practice, develop professional behaviors, and build a comprehensive understanding of young children with special needs and their families. Focus on evidence-based practices in meeting the individualized needs of children in inclusive and natural environments will be stressed. Students will function in the role of an early intervention assistant in professional partnership with an interdisciplinary intervention team. Students will be required to complete 30 days (total 90 hours, 1 day equals 3 or more hours) in an early intervention program, early childhood special education setting or an early childhood setting that includes young children with special needs. Students must bring evidence of a current SMC livescan form or California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Certificate of Clearance or current CA Child Development Permit and a TB test clearance on the first day of class.

4129   6:30p-9:35p T   BUNDY 329   Karaolis O

   Arrange-6 Hours        Karaolis O
Above section 4129 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

ECE 30, Children with Challenging Behaviors    3 units

Transfer: CSU   •   Prerequisite: None.

This course provides an overview of the developmental, environmental and cultural factors that impact the behavior of children, including family stressors, temperament, violence, attachment disorders, and special needs. Topics include reasons for misbehavior, the importance of documented observation, and creating positive environments to encourage appropriate behavior. Intervention techniques for highly aggressive, antisocial, disruptive, destructive, emotional and dependant behaviors as well as proactive intervention and prevention techniques will be presented.

4130   6:30p-9:35p W   BUNDY 321   Harrison T J
Above section 4130 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

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

Transfer: CSU   •   Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education 2, 11, 21, 22 and Psychology 11.   •   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.

1803   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gunn A C
Above section 1803 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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.

1804   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gunn A C
Above section 1804 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, 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.

1805   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Joachim S L
Above section 1805 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1806   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Karaolis O
Above section 1806 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4131   6:30p-9:35p M   BUNDY 321   Harrison T J
Above section 4131 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

ECE 46, Infant and Toddler Development    3 units

Transfer: CSU   •   Prerequisite: 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.

1807   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Manson L J
Above section 1807 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1808   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Huff G F
Above section 1808 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 07, 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.

1809   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Khokha E W
Above section 1809 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 07, 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.

1810   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Parise W A
Above section 1810 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. 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.

1811   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Khokha E W
Above section 1811 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 07, 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.

1812   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gunn A C
Above section 1812 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1813   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Pourroy D M
Above section 1813 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4132   6:30p-9:35p Th   BUNDY 339   Andrews T D
Above section 4132 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.

1814   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Huff G F
Above section 1814 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

4133   5:00p-9:30p MWTh   BUNDY 329   Manson L J
Above section 4133 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.

1815   Arrange-2 Hours    BUNDY 317A   Manson L J
Above section 1815 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

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