Feb 06, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog
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ECED 445 - Reflective Seminar

Credits: 2
Through small-group seminars and individual meetings with core faculty, students will reflect on their coursework and the experiences they have had in the Infant/Child Mental Health BAS Degree, and how this program has impacted their life, both personally and professionally.

Enrollment Requirement: Admission into BAS in Early Childhood Education; and ECED 301 , 302 , 303 401  and 402 ; or instructor consent.

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

  1. Apply relationship-based principles and  strategies in the early childhood workplace that support young children and families.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of reflective observation, consultation, and practice, and possess the ability to integrate it into their workplace setting.
  3. Advocate for families and young children through service, education, and leadership.
  4. Apply best practice and current research to support strong caregiver-child relationships.
  5. Connect and collaborate with appropriate support services and community resources.
  6. Develop as early childhood stakeholder leaders.

Program Outcomes
  1. Apply relationship-based principles and strategies that support young children and families.
  2. Assess and analyze children’s development, skills, and behavior based on culturally and developmentally appropriate practices.
  3. Design and create inclusive environments that promote social/emotional learning and are responsive to the needs of all children and families including those considered vulnerable.  
  4. Select and apply appropriate intervention strategies for classroom management while promoting a positive emotional climate that is reflective of and responsive to the culture being served.  
  5. Screen, assess, and identify children with mental health challenges.
  6. Demonstrate leadership abilities and collaborative skills necessary to resolve interpersonal and organizational challenges that may occur in an early childhood setting. 
  7. Establish and maintain connections with appropriate support services and community resources.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to engage in reflective observation, consultation, and practice, and possess the ability to integrate it into the early learning setting.
  9. Advocate for families and young children through service, education, and leadership.


College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • 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.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.



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