ECS 101 INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (3)

Two hours seminar per week; two hours activity per week

An overview to the field of early childhood education paired with structured observational experiences in early childhood settings. Emphasis is placed on gaining an awareness of connections between disciplinary content knowledge about teaching and learning in early childhood. This course will provide students with the opportunity to explore career options for serving young children and families. Thirty hours of field experience in early childhood settings is required. Fingerprint clearance is required.

GenEd: D

ECS 221 CHILD, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY IN CALIFORNIA IN THE 21ST CENTURY (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Examines developing children in a societal context focusing on the interrelationship of family, school and community with an emphasis on historical and cultural factors which influence the family and processes of socialization. Focuses on the importance of respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families and the social context of Southern California in the 21st Century.

ECS 320 EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICE DELIVERY MODELS & PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN (3)

Two hours lecture per week; two hours activity per week

Survey of early childhood service delivery models and programs with an emphasis on policy, recommended practices, and research implications. Historical and theoretical foundations from the primary professional disciplines and agencies serving young children and their families. Interdisciplinary and interagency coordination of early childhood service delivery systems. Examination of environmental arrangements and routines that support diverse child development in school, community, and family settings. Thirty hours of field experience in early childhood settings is required. Meets a course requirement for the Child Development Permit requirements for child, family, and community. Fingerprint clearance is required.

ECS 322 EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: ECS 320

Developing knowledge and competencies in administration of programs for young children; supervision of early childhood personnel and fiscal management; teacher selection; training and supervision; family involvement; and program evaluation.

ECS 325 TYPICAL & ATYPICAL DEVELOPMENT: BIRTH - AGE 8 (3)

Two hours lecture per week; two hours activity per week

Prerequisite: PSY 213

Focus on typical and atypical development from infancy through eight years of age with an emphasis on the cognitive, social-emotional, language, and physical domains of development. Theories of typical and atypical child development are discussed with implications for applied contexts, including infant/toddler and preschool/early elementary settings. The contexts of development, including families, schools, communities, and culture are presented. Thirty hours of field experience in early childhood settings is required. Fingerprint clearance is required.

ECS 456 WORKING WITH PARENTS (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: Senior Standing

Studies the relationships among families, communities, and educational programs with an emphasis on working with families from various cultures found in Southern California through exploring parent involvement, forms of communication with parents, parent education, and identifying resources for families. Appropriate for all teacher credential students, and other majors in the social service areas that interact with and serve families.

ECS 460 INFANT/TODDLER ASSESSMENT & INTERVENTION (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: ECS 320, ECS 325, SPED 345

Corequisite: ECS 461

Focus on the developmental and ecological principles of assessment and teaching strategies for infants, toddlers, and young children, ages birth to three, and their families. This course will prepare students to plan and implement individualized, developmentally and culturally appropriate assessment and curricular/teaching strategies for very young children with and without disabilities in diverse settings with a focus on cognitive, social-emotional, language, and physical development. Infant/toddler transition planning to preschool.

ECS 461 INFANT/TODDLER STUDENT TEACHING & SEMINAR (4)

Nine hours activity per week; One hour seminar per week

Prerequisite: ECS 320, ECS 325, SPED 345

Corequisite: ECS 460

Student teaching in center-based settings for infants and toddlers. Students practice assessment and instructional strategies. Seminar is held in conjunction with the student teaching experience to serve as a forum for integrating research, theory, and recommended practices. One full school day of student teaching per week. Fingerprint clearance is required.

ECS 468 EARLY NUMERACY & LITERACY FOR CHILDREN AGES 3 - 8 (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: ECS 320, ECS 325, ENGL 312

Corequisite: ECS 470, ECS 471

Focus on the principles, assessment, and methods of early numeracy and literacy development for children ages three through eight years; with a specific emphasis on English learners, children with special needs, and exceptional learners; issues of multiculturalism and multilingualism are infused throughout the course.

ECS 470 PRESCHOOL/PRIMARY ASSESSMENT & TEACHING STRATEGIES (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: ART 102, ECS 325, ECS 330, HLTH 322, PHED 302, SPED 345

Corequisite: ECS 468, ECS 471

Focus on the developmental and ecological principles of assessment and teaching strategies for children, three through eight years of age and their families. Prepares students to plan and implement individualized, developmentally and culturally appropriate assessment and curricular/teaching strategies in preschool and early elementary settings. Assessment and teaching methodologies will focus on the promotion of cognitive and social-emotional development, creative expression and the understanding of social studies and science concepts for diverse children with and without disabilities. Classroom organization and individualized behavioral support strategies will be presented including transition planning from preschool to early elementary settings.

ECS 471 PRESCHOOL/PRIMARY STUDENT TEACHING & SEMINAR (4)

Fourteen (14) hours activity per week; One hour seminar per week

Corequisite: ECS 468, ECS 470

Student teaching in preschool and early elementary school settings. Students practice assessment and instructional strategies with children ages 3 through 8 years.. Seminar is held in conjunction with the student teaching experience to serve as a forum for integrating research, theory, and recommended practices. One full school day of student teaching for the first eight weeks and three full days for the last eight weeks. Fingerprint clearance is required.