Through the study of the early childhood and elementary years, the student will be able to describe the language, cognitive, physical, social and emotional development of young children, birth to 12 years. .
It meets the college definition for: Arts and Sciences Elective. This course is required for the Letter of Recognition, Certificate of Proficiency, and AAS Degrees in Early Childhood Development.
Overall Course Objectives | Major Course Topics | Course Format | Orientation | Course Requirements | Materials | Exams | Course Web Site
Overall Course Objectives
Once you have completed this course you will be able to discuss:
The developmental appropriateness of programs for young children
Major research methods and assessment techniques used to study children
Gross and fine motor development of children
Personality development of young children
Psycho-social development of children
Language development of young children
Moral development of young children
The role of the family, school and community in relation to the development of children
The effects of racism and sexism on young children
How children learn
Children and the law
The status of children around the world
Major Course Topics
Course format information might include, but is not limited to, the following:
Is not self-paced.
Does not require on-campus meetings, except for two exams which must be taken in the HCC Test Center. (For more information see the “Exam” section below on this page.)
Does not require real-time chats.
The communication in the class will take place through emails and a weekly discussion.
I will also provide my on-campus office schedule, and my home phone number.
This course does not have a face-to-face orientation. Please check my email message to you for more information about the orientation and the option to participate in an online orientation.
Review the “What you should know before you register” section of the Distance Learning Homepage.
Two exams, consisting of multiple choice and short-answer questions
Five one- or two-page homework assignments
Four written observations of young children of specific ages
Texts and Materials
Textbook information: To visit our bookstore's online sales site, please visitwww.howardccbooks.com and follow the instructions for selecting textbooks.
Technical Requirements and Plug-Ins:
The following software/plug-ins are required for this course:
Windows Media Player
Word Viewer, if you don’t have the full version of Microsoft Word
PowerPoint Viewer, if you don't have the full version of Microsoft PowerPoint
For purposes of verification and assessing learning outcomes, this course has two proctored exams at the HCC Testing Center for students in the local region or at a regional institution for remote students. The exam will have a flexible window of time during which it needs to be taken rather than a single date and time.
If you have any questions or comments about this course, please send a message to Vickie Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated on 24-Oct-08
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