CCOG for ECE 200 Summer 2024

Course Number:
ECE 200
Course Title:
The Professional in Early Education and Family Studies
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Course Description

Covers history, current programs and practices, and future issues of early childhood education (ECE). Includes professionalism, historic and current issues, types of programs for young children, parent interaction, job opportunities, ethical/legal issues and community resources. Covers the development of a professional philosophy. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Prerequisites/concurrent: ECE 134 or ECE 131B. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Prepare a Professional Folio highlighting accomplishments, memberships, personal philosophies, ethics, and advocacy tied to the field of early childhood education.
  2. Explore career employment opportunities in the field of early childhood education.
  3. Review and practice advocacy strategies.
  4. Resolve ethical dilemmas using the NAEYC Code of Ethics.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

1.  Create a Professional Folio including:
Self assessment
Professional plan
Personal philosophy of Early Childhood Education
2.  Present a group project.
3.  Participate in and reflect on a professional development opportunity.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, Concepts, Issues
1.  History of Early Childhood Education.
2.  Current issues and research in ECE.
3.  Ethical and legal issues.
4.  Resumes and job application skills.
5.  Advocacy skills.
6.  Resources for teachers, children, and families.
7.  Program models and philosophies.
8.  Career opportunities