ECE120 Intro Early Ed & Fam Studies

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Introduces the foundations of early childhood education and family studies. Covers the history, scope, current issues and trends, focusing on programs and services for children, birth-5. Includes an emphasis on development, developmentally appropriate practices and observation of young children and professionals. Requires 2 hours per week of observation/participation. Students must enroll in the Oregon Office of Child Care Central Background Registry (Criminal Background Check). Students must show evidence of current TB test and MMR vaccination. Prerequisites: (WR 115 and RD 115) or IRW 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide).

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List of classes for ECE120 Intro Early Ed & Fam Studies
CRN Location & type Days & time Dates Seats available Materials More info
40473 Web


From September 21 through December 12, 2020
Textbooks for CRN 40473
Course details for CRN 40473
Instructor: Julie A Catt
Tuition: credit Fees: $20
Notes: 2 hours per week of participation/observation required

This page includes online classes only, more sections may exist for this class.

Course details: CRN 40473

Course materials


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Instructor comments:

This course requires 20 hours of observation spread out over the term - usually at 2-2.5 hours each week.  Observations must be in a licensed program and occur in a consistent class over the course of the term.  Observations will be of children at least 12 months of age and no older than 5 years of age (pre-k).  Observations need to occur in a class students are not currently working in, but may happen in a different class for the same program.  During such times it is necessary for the health and safety of children and students to be engaged in remote learning, the instructor will provide alternate activities and assignments to fulfill the observation portion of the class. 

Web course information

No show policy
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Web & Remote Teaching 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 taking Web based classes please visit the Disability Services website.
Web Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learning:
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