Early Childhood Education 1
Course # Y663
Suggested preceding course: Understanding Young Children
This is the first level of the Early Childhood Education Program. It is the basis for working with children in an Early Childhood profession. This course lays the foundation of development for infants, toddlers and preschool age children. Learning about development through hands-on experiences is interesting and fun. Students who participate in The Little Lion’s playroom learn to enhance the play experiences of young children. Games, outdoor play and field trips are explored as well as dramatic play, foods, nutrition and cooking activities. Many early childhood programs in the area will be visited for observation.
Early Childhood Education 2
Course # Y665
Prerequisites: Early Childhood Education 1
This course focuses on early learning. Students explore the many learning centers of an early childhood program. Students participate in The Little Lion’s Playroom and learn to enhance the creative expression in young children. Many expressive areas are highlighted including art, music, rhythm, movement, puppetry and dramatic play. Children’s books, storytelling, songs and finger play are some other areas that are emphasized. We will be visiting many early childhood programs in the area for observation.
This course assists students in career planning. A portfolio is assembled that highlights the student’s personal qualities and guides him/her in future professional endeavors.