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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, TB test, and immunization verification.

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.

Course Number:1259 Time:Arrange-6.5 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Pourroy D M Above section 1259 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 18 to Aug 10, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

NewCourse Number:1743 Time:Arrange-6.5 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Manson L J Above section 1743 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 18 to Aug 10, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to 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.

Course Number:4020 Time:6:30 p.m.-9:35 p.m. W Location:BUNDY 339 Instructor:Lopez Je

Course Number:  Time:Arrange-3.5 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Lopez Je Above section 4020 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 20 to Aug 08, and 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 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) Satisfies Global Citizenship Advisory: Psychology 11.

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.

Course Number:1260 Time:Arrange-6.5 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Backlar N P Above section 1260 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 18 to Aug 10, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

NewCourse Number:1742 Time:Arrange-6.5 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Talleda M L Above section 1742 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 18 to Aug 10, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

ECE 17, Introduction to Curriculum 3 units

Transfer: CSU C-ID: ECE 130. Prerequisite: None. Advisory: Psychology 11.

Developmentally appropriate curriculum and environments for young children. Explores teaching strategies and curriculum development based on theoretical frameworks, observation, and assessment. Emphasizes the teacher’s role in supporting development and learning across the curriculum, including all content areas.

Course Number:1261 Time:10:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m. TTh Location:BUNDY 339 Instructor:Roddy L L

Course Number:  Time:Arrange-4.5 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Roddy L L Above section 1261 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 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 are required to have a current TB test, Live Scan completed at SMC, and proof of immunizations. Students will also be required to complete 30 days of supervised field experience in an early childhood setting with a California Mentor or at a NAEYC Accredited Early Childhood Program 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.

Course Number:1262 Time:3 p.m.-6 p.m. W Location:TMPL IS Instructor:Miller Ca L

Course Number:  Time:Arrange-10.5 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Miller Ca L Above section 1262 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 20 to Aug 08, and is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd. Above section 1262 is a field experience class taught as a hybrid online class both on the Internet and at Temple Isaiah, 10345 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, 90064.

ECE 30, Strategies for Working with Challenging Behaviors 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None.

This course is appropriate for classroom teachers in various settings, students will identify developmentally appropriate behaviors, challenging behaviors and the various influences that effect children’s behavior. Students will analyze children’s behaviors and select strategies to make positive changes. Emphasizes the connection between children’s social and emotional development and their success in the classroom, and how the teachers’ perceptions, experiences, and behavior influence child behaviors.

Course Number:4021 Time:6:30 p.m.-9:35 p.m. M Location:BUNDY 339 Instructor:Harrison T J

Course Number:  Time:Arrange-3.5 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Harrison T J Above section 4021 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 18 to Aug 06, and 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 smc.edu/OnlineEd.

ECE 45, Introduction to Children with Special Needs 3 units

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

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.

Course Number:1263 Time:Arrange-6.5 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Joachim S L Above section 1263 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 18 to Aug 10, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to 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.

Course Number:1264 Time:Arrange-6.5 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Gunn A C Above section 1264 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 18 to Aug 10, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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