Early Childhood Education - Child Development Infant/Toddler Certificate

West Burlington Campus

Curriculum Sequence

Fall Semester Course Title Credit
ECE-103 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
SDV-108 The College Experience 1
TOTAL 4
Spring Semester Course Title Credit
ECE-133 Child Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
ECE-170 Child Growth and Development 3
ECE-221 Infant/Toddler Care and Education 3
TOTAL 9
Fall Semester Course Title Credit
ECE-243 Early Childhood Guidance 3
TOTAL 3

ECE-103 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is an overview of early childhood programs and curricula, historical and present, and an examination of qualities and skills necessary for working with young children.

SDV-108 - The College Experience

Lecture: 1

Credit: 1

This course is designed to empower new students to successfully transition to college. Students will learn academic success skills, strategies for personal development and exploration, college culture and expectations, and how to access college resources and services.

ECE-133 - Child Health, Safety and Nutrition

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course focuses on evidence-based concepts in the fields of health, safety and nutrition and their relationship to the growth and development of the young child ages birth to eight. The course blends current theory with problem solving, practical applications and assessments. The course includes collaboration with families, and assesses the role of culture, language and ability on health, safety and nutrition decisions in early childhood settings.

ECE-170 - Child Growth and Development

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course reviews typical and atypical development of children from conception to adolescence in all developmental domains. Students will examine interactions between child, family and society within a variety of community and cultural contexts. The course will explore theories and evidence-based practices associated with understanding and supporting young children.

ECE-221 - Infant/Toddler Care and Education

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Focuses on care, education and assessment of children from birth to 36 months. Prepares students to utilize developmentally appropriate evidence-based practices including responsive caregiving, routines as curriculum, collaborative relationships with culturally, linguistically and ability diverse children and families, and a focus on the whole child in inclusive settings.

ECE-243 - Early Childhood Guidance

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course focuses on developmentally appropriate, evidence-based approaches and positive guidance strategies for supporting the development of each child. The course emphasizes supportive interactions and developmentally appropriate environments while using assessment to analyze and guide behaviors. Students will learn the impact of family and each child's culture, language and ability on child guidance.

Beth Ash - Education Program Coordinator/Adjunct Faculty, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5242

Email: bash@scciowa.edu
MA, University of Tulsa
BA, Oral Roberts University

Amy Drew - Instructor/Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5135

Email: adrew@scciowa.edu
Advanced Studies Certificate: Literacy Coach, University of Northern Iowa
MS, Walden University
BA, Iowa Wesleyan
AA, Southeastern Community College

Bailea Grier - Instructor/Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5211

Email: bgrier@scciowa.edu
Advanced Studies Certificate: Literacy Coach, University of Northern Iowa
MA, Viterbo University
BA, University of Northern Iowa
AA, Southeastern Community College

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