EARC 166 Early Childhood Curriculum*

In this course, students examine how policies and curriculum mandates improve learning outcomes in Early Childhood Settings. Students will focus on the role of curriculum as a remediation tool or a tool to focus on children's competencies. Through a reflective approach, students will learn to evaluate and design a curriculum that coaches children to learn about learning and how to work with materials. Students will evaluate their own learning and their responsibility to reflect on the role of risk in a child's curriculum. Admission to the program is required. This course must be repeated for a total of 4 credits for the AAS degree and the AA degree. 

Credits

2 Credits

Corequisite

EARC 155

Notes

H & W background Check, Pediatric CPR, Physician signed health check

EARC 166Early Childhood Curriculum*

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Education

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

2 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

16

Corequisite Narrative

EARC 155

Notes and Advisories (only if included in catalog)

H & W background Check, Pediatric CPR, Physician signed health check

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

In this course, students examine how policies and curriculum mandates improve learning outcomes in Early Childhood Settings. Students will focus on the role of curriculum as a remediation tool or a tool to focus on children's competencies. Through a reflective approach, students will learn to evaluate and design a curriculum that coaches children to learn about learning and how to work with materials. Students will evaluate their own learning and their responsibility to reflect on the role of risk in a child's curriculum. Admission to the program is required. This course must be repeated for a total of 4 credits for the AAS degree and the AA degree. 

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Outcome 1: Students will demonstrate the value of "play" in an Early Childhood setting. Outcome 2: Students will demonstrate the use of the High Scope Conflict Resolution process. Outcome 3: Students will demonstrate the ability to give children positive specific feedback. Outcome 4: Students will demonstrate understanding of appropriate math, science, literacy, art and technology curriculum for preschool children. Outcome 5: Students will demonstrate understanding of curriculum that will support children’s physical growth. Outcome 6: Students will demonstrate understanding of curriculum that will support children’s’ social and emotional development. Outcome 7: Students will learn to adapt curriculum with meet the needs of children with special needs. Outcome 8: Students will learn to plan curriculum that inclusive of diverse cultures.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Importance of Self-Regulation Positive specific feedback for developing a sense of self High Scope Active Learning/Problem Solving Approach High Scope Literacy Curriculum High Scope Math Curriculum High Scope Science Curriculum High Scope Social Studies Curriculum High Scope Technology Curriculum Project Approach Curriculum Adapting Curriculum for Cultures and Abilities

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Weekly Discussions Weekly Written Lessons Preparation of lesson plans for Head Teaching Days Midterm Tests Oral Exit Evaluations

Required Exams

Weekly seminar attendance Midterm Individual Oral Exit Evaluation

Required Text

Epstein, A., (2014) Essentials of Active Learning in Preschool, High Scope, Ypsalanti:Mi. Isbell, C. and R., (2009) Sensory Integration, Gryphon House, Beltsville: MA.Harris, J. and Katz, L. (2011) Young Investigators: The Project Approach in the Early Years, NAEYC: Washington, D.C.

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Weekly Discussions Weekly Written Lessons Preparation of lesson plans for Head Teaching Days Midterm Tests Oral Exit Evaluations Weekly seminar attendance Midterm Individual Oral Exit Evaluation