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Preschool Curriculum

Catalog Number Course Title Credits
10-307-148 ECE: Foundations of ECE 3
10-307-167 ECE: Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3
10-307-166 ECE: Curriculum Planning 3
10-307-188 ECE: Guiding Children's Behavior 3
10-307-178 ECE: Art, Music and Language Arts 3
10-307-174 Practicum 1 3
(OR) 10-307-181 ECE: Infant Toddler Capstone 3
10-307-179 Child Development 3
10-307-192 ECE: Practicum 2 3
(OR) 10-307-180 ECE: Preschool Capstone 3
  TOTAL 24

 


Early Childhood Education Courses

10-307-148-00 ECE Foundations of Early Childhood Ed
Introduces the student to the early childhood profession. Students will integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives, investigate the history of early childhood education, summarize types of early childhood education settings, identify the components of a quality early childhood education program, summarize responsibilities of early childhood education professionals, and explore early childhood curriculum models. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-307-166-00 ECE Curriculum Planning
Examines the components of curriculum planning in early childhood education. Integrates strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives, examine the critical role of play, establish a developmentally appropriate environment, examine care giving routines as curriculum, develop activity plans that promote child development and learning, develop unit plans that promote child development and learning, and analyze early childhood curriculum models. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-307-167-00 ECE Health Safety and Nutrition
Examines the topics of health, safety, and nutrition within the context of the early childhood educational setting. Integrates strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives; follow governmental regulations and professional standards as they apply to health, safety, and nutrition; provide a safe early childhood program; provide a healthy early childhood program; provide a nutritionally, sound early childhood program; adhere to child abuse and neglect mandates; apply Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) risk reduction strategies; incorporate health, safety, and nutrition concepts into the children's curriculum. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-307-174-00 ECE Practicum 1
Students will learn about and apply the course competencies in an actual childcare setting. Students will document children's behavior, explore the standards for quality early childhood education, explore strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives, implement activities developed by the co-op teacher/instructor, demonstrate professional behaviors, practice caregiving routines as curriculum, practice positive interpersonal skills with children and adults, analyze the guiding principles and the five developmental domains related to the WI Early Learning Standards, integrate the WI Early Learning Standards into the program's teaching cycle (ongoing assessment, planning and curriculum goals, and implementation), and evaluate learning and assessment activities using the early learning standards for each individual child. Prerequisites: 10-307-151 and 10-307-167. Lecture/Practicum. 3 credits.

10-307-178-00 ECE Art Music and Language Arts
Focuses on beginning-level curriculum development in the specific content areas of arts, music, and language arts. Explores integration strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives; examine the critical role of play; establish a developmentally appropriate environment; develop activity plans that promote child development and learning; analyze care giving routines as curriculum; create developmentally appropriate language, literature, and literacy activities; create developmentally appropriate art activities; and create developmentally appropriate music and movement activities. Prerequisite: 10-307-166. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-307-179-00 ECE Child Development
Examines child development within the context of the early childhood education setting. Students will analyze social, cultural, and economic influences on child development; summarize child development theories; analyze development of children age three through age eight, summarize the methods and designs of child development research; and analyze the role of heredity and environment. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-307-188-00 ECE Guiding Child Behavior
Examines positive strategies to guide children's behavior in the early childhood education setting. Students will integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives, summarize early childhood guidance principles, analyze factors that affect the behavior of children, practice positive guidance strategies, develop guidance strategies to meet individual needs, and create a guidance philosophy. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-307-192-00 ECE Practicum 2
Students will learn to identify children's growth and development, maintain the standards for quality early childhood education, practice strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives, implement student teacher-developed activity plans, identify the elements of a developmentally appropriate environment, implement positive guidance strategies, demonstrate professional behaviors, utilize care giving routines as curriculum, and utilize positive interpersonal skills with children and adults. Prerequisites: 10-307-166, 10-307-174 and 10-307-178. Lecture/Practicum. 3 credits.