Jan 31, 2023  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

ECED-100 Intro to Early Childhood Education

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Prerequisite: Placement into RDNG-016  (ACSR-016) Students must have current Child Abuse/Neglect Central Registry (CA/NR) clearance obtained from the Michigan Department of Human Services to be presented in the first class. A copy must be on file in the Social Sciences Office MMB 2005.
An introduction to the field of early childhood education which includes current trends theories Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) and future directions. Various job opportunities will be discussed. A Central Registry Check must be attained at the Department of Human Services prior to the first class and a copy is housed in the Social Science Office MMB2005.

Course Outcomes
1. Compare major theories in child development 2. Investigate career opportunities within early childhood education 3. Develop observational skills of children’s interactions in early childhood settings 4. Recognize the importance of collaborative relationships with families 5. Explain the Child Development Associated Credential (CDA) process 6. Recognizes there are licensing standards and procedures to comply with State and Federal regulations 7. Recognize the difference between appropriate and inappropriate practices in early childhood classrooms