Jun 23, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ECED& 170 - Learning Environments

Credits: 3
Focuses on the adult’s role in designing, evaluating, and improving indoor and outdoor environments that ensure quality learning, nurturing experiences, and optimize the development of young children.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Design healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments for children.
  2. Identify strategies to achieve compliance with Washington Administrative Code and other state or federal regulations.
  3. Create environments that promote growth in all developmental domains and academic disciplines.
  4. Establish environments, routines, and schedules that promote children’s age-   appropriate, self-regulated behaviors.
  5. Establish environments that promote the cultural diversity of children, families, and their communities.
  6. Describe a variety of strategies for building relationships with all families.
  7. Review tools used to evaluate program effectiveness and identify areas for improvements.
  8. Apply the NAEYC Code of Ethics in resolving an administrative dilemma (case study).

Program Outcomes
  1. Design, set up and manage safe, healthy environments, spaces, equipment and materials which invite learning.
  2. Discuss the dynamics of family structure.
  3. Involve parents and community agencies in early childhood development.
  4. Develop, plan, and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum for early education.
  5. Modify curriculum, instructional strategies and methods of assessment to meet the needs of exceptional, high risk, and special needs students.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.

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