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Please Note: Courses effective Fall 2014; for earlier terms, please refer to the appropriate class schedule.

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*IAI (Illinois Articulation Agreement) - An agreement among participating Illinois colleges and universities to help Illinois college students transfer credit as easily as possible. See an advisor in the Advising and Counseling for additional information, or read about the IAI at www.iTransfer.org.

Early Childhood Education

ECE102 - Child Growth and Development
Course provides an overview of the theory and principles of human development. Content includes in-depth study of physical, social, emotional and cognitive aspects, from conception to adolescence. Special emphasis placed on child development theories of Piaget, Erikson, Vygotsky, Skinner, etc., and significance of family, peers, culture and school. Field observations required.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $10

ECE104 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education
Course introduces students to the field of early childhood education. Content includes historical and philosophical influences, current theories, professional responsibilities, roles, and family. Different types of early childhood programsstudied and observed. Students placed in an approved early childhood center for a 20-hour/10-week affiliation. Students must successfully complete both the academic and field placement components of this course.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 2)
Fee: $25

ECE106 - Guidance of the Young Child
Course covers a study of developmentally appropriate, culturally responsive guidance practices that support the development of the young child. Content includes analysis of child behavior and the development of professionalguidance techniques. Students will explore the relationship between careful communication and effective interaction with young children. Field observations required.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $10

ECE107 - Observation and Assessment of the Young Child
Course explores developmentally appropriate, culturally responsive observation and assessment strategies for studying the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of children birth through eight years. Students will developskills in using systematic observation and documentation strategies to develop trusting relationships with children and to plan appropriate programs, environments, and activities in early childhood settings. Field observations required. Prerequisite: ECE 102 or ECE 104, each with a minimum grade of C, or consent of department chair.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 1)
Fee: $15

ECE108 - Nutrition, Health and Safety for the Young Child
Course provides overview of early childhood practices that ensure children’s physical and emotional well-being. Content includes basic health, safety and nutritional needs of children and methods to effectively meet these needs inearly childhood settings.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $10

ECE125 - Play and Creative Expression for The Young Child
Course provides an overview of play as it relates to the development of the young child. Students explore wide variety of methods for developing self expression and creativity in art, music, movement and drama.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $20

ECE128 - Language Development of Young Children
Course provides in-depth knowledge of typical and atypical language development in children from birth to school age. Additional topics explorelanguage and literacy, bilingualism, and the influence of culture. Language observations required.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $10

ECE151 - Communicating With Parents and Children
Short-term course designed to provide basic understanding of positive relationships among parents, children, and teachers. Topics examinestrategies for effectively meeting diverse family needs.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)

ECE152 - Principles of Child Development
Short-term course designed to provide overview of aspects of growth patterns. Topics examine physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development from conception to age five.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)

ECE153 - Guiding Children and Managing The Classroom
Short-term course designed to provide an overview of management of the classroom. Content includes positive child guidance, prevention techniques, and strategies for creating pro-social classroom atmosphere.
1-1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1-1; lab: 0)

ECE154 - Activities and Resources for Young Children I
Short-term course designed to provide an overview of developmentally appropriate, anti-bias curriculum. Specific focus on curricular areas of art, music, language arts, and movement.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)

ECE155 - Activities and Resources for Young Children II
Short-term course designed to provide an overview of developmentally appropriate, anti-bias curriculum. Specific focus on topics of curricular areas of math, science and social studies.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)

ECE156 - Effective Teaching
Short-term course designed to explore effective teaching and communication strategies. Focus on staff-parent relations, advocacy, and professionalism.
1-1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1-1; lab: 0)

ECE157 - Introduction to Home-based Care and Education
Short-term course examines the professional role of the home child care provider. Special focus on legal and ethical principles and practices required for successful management of a homebased program.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)

ECE160 - Inclusion - Early Child Care and Education
Short-term course introduces students to history and models of inclusion. Content includes methods for developing appropriate curricula, strategies for working effectively with parents.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)

ECE161 - Introduction to Infant and Toddler Care and Education
Short-term course focuses on patterns of growth and development in the child from birth to age three. Content includes strategies for designing safe, healthy, learning environments and creating appropriate learning activities.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)

ECE165 - Home Child Care Provider
Course explores the professional role of the home child care provider. Content includes legal and ethical responsibilities of provider; relationship with families and the local community; effective group management; creating a healthy learning environment and workable daily schedule; planning appropriate activities.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

ECE180 - The Exceptional Child
Course provides an overview of exceptionalities in development. Content includes federal and state laws, characteristics and etiologies of mental retardation, learning disabilities, emotional disturbance; speech and language disorders, hearing and vision impairments, physical disabilities, and giftedness. Field observations required. Prerequisite: ECE 102 with a minimum grade of C or consent of instructor or department chair.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $10

ECE184 - Food Service Sanitation for Early Childhood Programs
Course introduces theory and practice of food and environmental sanitation in food-production areas of early childhood education programs. Content includes providing safe food, safe food storage, and maintaining safe, sanitary equipment.Students must pass the NRA’s Food Sanitation Certification Examination with a minimum score of 75 percent.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)

ECE215 - Infant and Toddler Techniques
Course examines patterns of growth and development in the child from birth to age three. Content includes specific needs of infants and toddlers in light of current research; safety measures; and planning developmentally appropriate activities. Prerequisite: ECE 102 with minimum grade of C or consent of instructor or department chair.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $10

ECE216 - Infant-Toddler Programming
Course investigates overall classroom and school functioning in infant/toddler settings. Content includes curricular models, daily operational procedures, and evaluative devices. Prerequisite: ECE 215 with minimum grade of C or consent ofinstructor or department chair.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

ECE226 - Language Arts and Social Studies for The Young Child
Course examines language development theory and appropriate language arts and social studies activities for young children. Topics emphasize design and evaluation of developmentally appropriate, anti-bias activities and instructionalmaterials. Prerequisites: ECE 102, ECE 104, ECE 125, all with minimum grades of C, or consent of instructor.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $20

ECE227 - Math and Science for The Young Child
Course introduces theory and practice related to curricular areas of mathematics and science for young children. Content includes design and evaluation of developmentally appropriate, antibias activities and instructional materials. Students will conduct math assessment on a young child. Prerequisites: ECE 102, ECE 104, ECE 125, all with minimum grades of C, or consent of instructor.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $20

ECE242 - Multicultural Perspectives in Early Education
Course introduces culturally responsive/anti-bias practices in early education. Focus on developing conceptual framework and practical application of these practices. Content includes race and gender identity, development of bias and stereotyping in young children, the impact of racism and sexism on young children, and developmental differences.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $10

ECE255 - Curriculum Design for Early Childhood Programs
Course focuses on relationship among developmental theory, philosophy, and practice. Content includes analysis of wide range of early childhood curriculum models. Emphasis on teacher’s role in planning and creating appropriate learning environments for young children. Students will write a personal philosophy of education. Prerequisites: ECE 102, ECE 104, ECE 106, ECE 125, all with minimum grades of C, or consent of department chair.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $20

ECE257 - Practicum I
Course is first-semester capstone experience for students pursuing the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. Emphasis on practical application of early childhood principles and theories in a supervised early childhood setting. Students supervised by qualified professionals and college instructor, and required to work in approved center for a minimum of 4 days/15-18 hours per week, in addition to 2-hour weekly seminar. Prerequisites: ECE 102, ECE 104, ECE 106, ECE 107, ECE 125, and ECE 226 or ECE 227, all with minimumgrades of C, or consent of department chair. Satisfactory health as certified by a physical examination.
5 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 15)
Fee: $50

ECE258 - Practicum II
Advanced course is second-semester capstone experience for students pursuing the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. Students continue practical application of early childhood principles and theory. In addition,more long-term curricular planning, parent involvement activities, and portfolio required. Students supervised by qualified professional and college instructor, and required to work in approved center for a minimum of 4 days/15-18hours per week, in addition to 2-hour weekly seminar. Prerequisites: ECE 257 with a minimum grade of C or consent of department chair.
5 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 15)
Fee: $50

ECE270 - Child, Family, and Community Relations
Course focuses on teacher’s role in working with child, family and community, in an early childhood setting. Emphasis on contemporary family life, communication, diversity, professionalism, national public policy, legal responsibilities, and familyinvolvement. Prerequisites: ECE 102, ECE 104 and ECE 106, all with minimum grades of C, or consent of department chair.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $10

ECE273 - Introduction to Early Childhood Administration
Courses examines current early childhood administrative practices and procedures. Focus is on the administrator’s relationships with governmental,legal, business/finance, medical, social service and educational agencies in managing a program.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $10

ECE274 - Early Childhood Director Practicum
Course provides hands-on experience for students pursuing the ECE Advanced Administration Certificate. Focus is on practical application of early childhood administrative principles and theories. Students are supervised by qualifiedearly childhood program director and a college instructor, and required to work in an approved center a minimum of 4 days/15-18 hours per week, in addition to attending a 2-hour weekly seminar. Prerequisite: ECE 273 or consent ofdepartment chair.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 15)
Fee: $50

ECE280 - Legal Aspects of Early Childhood Administration
Course stresses knowledge and application of legal responsibilities required by a director of an early childhood program. Focus is on the various legal structures and licensing standards required by the Illinois Department of Children and FamilyServices. Prerequisite: ECE 273 or consent of department chair.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)
Fee: $15

ECE281 - Fiscal Management in Early Childhood Administration
Course designed to help the early childhood director successfully manage fiscal responsibilities in the daily operation of a center. Emphasis is on budget and financial report development, cash flow management, grant writing and fund raising. Prerequisite: ECE 273 or consent of department chair.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 0)
Fee: $15

ECE282 - Marketing and PR for the Early Childhood Program Director
Course provides knowledge of fundamentals of effective marketing, public relations and community outreach for the early childhood director. Focus is on developing a market plan and useful promotional literature, handbooks,newsletters and press releases. Prerequisite: ECE 273 or consent of department chair.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 0)
Fee: $15

ECE283 - Staff Management & Human Relations in Early Childhood Programs
Course examines different supervisory and group facilitation styles. Focus is on developing skills in consensus building, team development, and staff performance appraisals. Additional Content includes group dynamics, communication styles,and conflict resolution. Prerequisite: ECE 273 or consent of department chair.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)
Fee: $15

ECE284 - Leadership & Advocacy for the Early Childhood Program Director
Program DirectorCourse presents information on organizational theory and leadership styles in relation to early childhood and school-age work environments. Focus is on developing a center philosophy and mission statement and effective advocacyactivities. Prerequisite: ECE 273 or consent of department chair.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)
Fee: $15

ECE285 - Communications for the Early Childhood Program Director
Course provides information on communications to be carried out by the early childhood director. Focus on mechanics of written materials, oral communications, various styles of modern business documents. Prerequisite: ECE 273 or consent of department chair.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)
Fee: $15

ECE290 - Topics in Early Childhood Education
Course designed to meet special interest needs of ECE students and in-service needs of early childhood teachers. Special topics offered for variable credit. Students may repeat ECE 290 up to three times. Prerequisite may vary by topic.
1-4 Credit Hours (lecture: 1-4; lab: 0)

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