Course Number & Name:  ECE 102 Early Care in Education II

Credit Hours:  4.0             Contact Hours:  4.0          Lecture:  4.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in ECE 101
Concurrent Courses:  Grade of “C” or better in ECE 103

Course Description: This course builds on the knowledge and skills of developed in ECE 101. It focuses on practical skills needed to successfully complete the Child Development Associate (CDA). The last three competency goals and functional areas are discussed.  Students complete the professional resource file. Students enroll in this course must have (within the past five years) at least 480 hours of experience working with children from infancy through children five years old in a group setting.  Strategies learned in the course will be practiced in the student’s childcare center.

<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. discuss ways to promote family involvement in an early childhood program;
  2. identify a process to develop an effective early childhood classroom program based on the needs and interests of young children;
  3. discuss ethical guidelines and standards used by the early childhood profession; and
  4. complete the professional resource file.


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