Examines techniques for observing and recording behavior and keeping records as used in the care and education of infants through five-year-olds. Focuses on observation and guidance techniques for groups of children in addressing challenging behaviors and issues in early childhood environments. Covers the caregiver's role in using observation to promote development, including self-development. Prerequisites: WR 115 and ECE 121. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 17784

From the Instructor:
Instructor: Christyn Dundorf Email: cdundorf@pcc.edu Virtual Office Hours: Thursday, 6 - 7 p.m. Hello! My name is Christyn Dundorf, and I'll be your instructor for this course. I've taught online courses for the past 12 years. Each time I teach it, I learn something new. This is my 15th year at Portland Community College. I came here from Portland State University where I worked at the Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education and coordinated a number of state level initiatives for early childhood educators (The Professional Development Registry, Early Words: a language and literacy training initiative, and a Statewide Mentoring Project). I have my Ph.D. in Human Development from the University of Rochester. My specialization is language and literacy development in early childhood (in particular, with children ages 3 - 5). I have worked in a number of early childhood settings including private day care and a demonstration Head Start center. I have two children (ages 13 and 16) and they provide me with many illustrative examples for my courses. I enjoy cooking and gardening as well as lots of outdoor activities.
Course Specific Requirements:
This course is required for the A.A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education. In order to count toward the AAS degree, this course must be taken for a letter grade. Students must have completed Observation and Guidance I (ECE 121) in order to register for this class. Students who have not completed O & G I may be able to register for the class with instructor permission. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, Child Development (HEC 226) is strongly recommended. Students must have consistent access to infants, toddlers, OR young children (2.5 - 5 years) in group care settings in order to complete observation and guidance assignments. To complete class assignments, it is expected that students in this class will spend at least 1 hour each week observing children in the same group care setting. PCC's Child Development Center is available for this purpose. Please contact the instructor if you would like to know how to set up a time to observe in PCC's Child Development Center. This course requires a great deal of writing and assumes that enrolled students are capable of college-level reading and writing (passing into or testing into Writing 121). Students who are concurrently working toward this level of competence in a developmental writing class or on their own may audit this course. As a 3-credit, online class, you should plan on devoting up to 12 hours per week to the course (reading, observations, completion of assignments, participation in discussion, etc.). This is based on 3 hours of instructional time plus a (college specified) additional 9 hours of homework time (3 hours of homework time per credit).
Web Technical Requirements:
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Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
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  CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
WEB » 17784 - 05-Jan-2015 thru 21-Mar-2015
Instructor: Linda Jones
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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