Early Childhood Education

ECE 100 36 Hours Child Health and Safety

For teachers and directors of pre-schools, this course will focus on the skills and knowledge needed for developing emergency plans and responding to health and safety issues in the classroom. Textbook Required (Apportionment)

ECE 108 60 Hours ECE Program Principles and Practice

Course examines the history, basic principles, and philosophies of various types of early childhood programs, emphasizing the role of the adult and characteristics of quality programs. This course is part of a program approved by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing, for employment in private facilities only. Textbook Required. (Apportionment)

ECE 112 36 Hours Language Arts and Literacy in Early Childhood

This course examines the teacher's role in promoting and facilitating children's emerging literacy and language development through the use of storytelling, books, songs, flannel board stories and puppetry. This course is part of a program approved by the California Department of Social Services, for employment in a private facility. (Apportionment)

ECE 116 36 Hours Program Music & Movement

Explores areas of music and movement appropriate to child's development through participating and experimenting. Textbook Required. (Apportionment)

ECE 130 36 Hours Program Science & Math

Plan, organize and implement activities that help children develop skills, appreciation and enthusiasm for science and math. (Apportionment)

ECE 132 36 Hours ECE Program: Creative Experiences

In this course, students explore and experience how developmentally appropriate creative experiences can enhance children's learning while developing fine motor, creative expression and problem-solving skills. This course is part of a program approved by the California Department of Social Services for employment in private facilities. (Apportionment)

ECE 136 36 Hours Family Community Relationships

Examination of the sociological relationships between family and society; institutional, racial, social, and economic factors affecting the family and the child. Textbook Required. (Apportionment)

ECE 140 36 Hours Early Childhood Development

An introduction to the developmental stages of children from prenatal to middle childhood with emphasis on the physical, cognitive, language and social/emotional milestones. Application of developmental and learning theories addressed. This course is part of a program approved by the California Department of Social Services for employment in private facilities. (Apportionment)

ECE 165 36 Hours Children with Special Needs

This course offers a broad study of children with special needs and early childhood education as it relates to inclusion. This course covers federal and state laws and regulations, terminology and definitions, appropriate practices and intervention. This course is part of a program approved by Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing. (Apportionment)

ECE 170 36 Hours Introduction to Curriculum for Early Childhood Education

Prerequisite(s): ECE 140 Early Childhood Development.

This course provides the foundation for curriculum planning, implementation, observation, assessment and evaluation. Emphasis includes modalities, learning styles, environments, activities, schedules, routines and adaptations to facilitate learning for all children. This course is part of a program approved by the California Department of Social Services for employment in private facilities. Textbook Required. (Apportionment)

ECE 175 60 Hours Infant-Toddler Care

This course explores the theories, principles and practices of an infant/toddler program. Content includes respectful, responsive care giving, licensing and regulation issues, and enriching, safe, healthy developmentally appropriate environments. This course is part of a program approved by the California Department of Social Services for employment in private facilities. Textbook Required. (Apportionment)

ABE 105 36 Hours SCE Learning Center

Designed for students from beginning levels of reading to those working toward a high school diploma. Through the use of small-group instruction, computer- aided instruction, audio books and workbooks, students will learn to become better readers, writers and thinkers. The skills attained can be used for personal growth, job advancement or for entry into other educational programs. A specific learning plan is developed for each student based on student goals, needs and learning style. (Apportionment)