Early Childhood Education - Child Development Preschool Certificate

West Burlington Campus

Curriculum Sequence

Fall Semester I Course Title Credit
ECE-103 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
SDV-108 The College Experience 1
Semester Total: 4
Spring Semester I Course Title Credit
ECE-158 Early Childhood Curriculum I 3
ECE-133 Child Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
ECE-170 Child Growth and Development 3
Semester Total: 9
Fall Semester II Course Title Credit
ECE-243 Early Childhood Guidance 3
Semester Total: 3
PROGRAM TOTAL: 16

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-158 - Early Childhood Curriculum I

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course focuses on the development, implementation and assessment of appropriate environments and curricula for young children ages birth through eight. Students prepare to utilize evidence-based, developmentally appropriate practices in a context of children's family, culture, language and abilities. An emphasis will be placed on understanding children's developmental stages and developing appropriate learning opportunities, interactions and environments to support each child in the following areas: dramatic play, art, music and fine and gross motor play.

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-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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