May 28, 2023
ECED 296 - Special Topics-Education in Early Childhood 6 Credits: 1-5
Provides students with a basic knowledge to pursue areas of special interest in the field of education. Students participate in approved regularly scheduled workshops and seminars sponsored by the college or by a recognized institution or organization, e.g., Educational Service District, the Washington Association for the Education of Young Children or local affiliate, health department, or childcare agency.
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Course outcomes to be determined by instructor based on selected course topic(s).
- Use developmental milestones and observations of children’s behavior as a foundation for planning appropriate activities.
- Advocate for strategies that promote the cultural diversity of children, families and their communities.
- Demonstrate effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication
- Discuss current issues and trends in early childhood education.
- Identify typical and atypical growth and development (cognitive, linguistic, motor, and social).
- Positively support children’s whole development.
- Display a positive attitude and enthusiasm for the job
- Develop rapport and contribute to the work environment as a member of the instructional team.
- Practice ethical and professional standards of conduct
- Comply with laws (such as IDEA, Section 504, ADA), workplace policies, and procedures in relation to confidentiality, reporting of abuse, discipline, chain of command and delegation and supervision.
- 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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