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Many SMC classes require the use of a computer with Internet access to reach class resources and/or to complete assignments and/or take exams. To locate a computer lab on campus go to www.smc.edu/acadcomp and click on the “Labs” link.

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. 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.

1243 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Pourroy D M
Above section 1243 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 19 to Aug 11, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4028 6:30p-9:40p MW BUNDY 328 Mosley K R
Above section 4028 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 19 to Aug 09, at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

ECE 8, Creative Experiences – Art, Music and Movement 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education 2 and Psychology 11.

This course applies child development principles to planning multicultural art, music, and movement experiences for young children. It covers the role of art, music, and movement in developing children’s physical-motor, social-emotional, and cognitive skills, with emphasis on providing conditions that encourage development of creativity and aesthetic awareness. Class work includes workshops and field experiences in planning and implementing appropriate creative experiences with young children.

1244 2:45p-4:50p MTWTh BUNDY 339 Roddy L L
Above section 1244 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.

1245 2:45p-4:50p MTWTh BUNDY 328 Miller Ca L
Above section 1245 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

1246 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Tannatt M G M
Above section 1246 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 19 to Aug 11, 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.

1247 10:15a-12:20p MTWTh BUNDY 339 Roddy L L
Above section 1247 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.

4029 6:30p-9:40p MW BUNDY 339 Miller Ca L
Above section 4029 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 19 to Aug 09, at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

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.

1248 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Joachim S L
Above section 1248 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 19 to Aug 11, 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.

1249 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Gunn A C
Above section 1249 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 19 to Aug 11, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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.

1250 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE McGrath M T
Above section 1250 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 19 to Aug 11, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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