Lorain County Community College Catalog

Course Descriptions

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ECED 111 - INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 3(3)
This course addresses the growth and development of young children from birth through age five, including physical, cognitive and social-emotional development. It presents major theories, principles, concepts and current research in child development. It emphasizes the role of play in developmental areas, as well as integration of children with and without disabilities, and family involvement. Students will be required to do nine hours of observation.

ECED 160 - THE PROFESSIONAL NANNY 3(3)
This course provides an in-depth study of the professional nanny's role and responsibilities. Students completing this course will gain skills in effective communication with families, time management, interviewing techniques, resume writing and contract negotiation. Emphasis will be placed on goals, values and ethics as they apply to the child care career field. Prerequisite: Admission into the Professional Nanny Academy and Divisional Approval.

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Admission into the Professional Nanny Academy and Divisional Approval

ECED 161 - CREATIVE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY 3(3)
This course is a study of developmental characteristics and the physical needs of children including those with special needs with the emphasis on gross motor movement activities, children's play, safety factors, and liability. Students plan and implement theme based lessons based on play, creativity and movement.

Prerequisite: EDCT 111

ECED 162 - EMERGING LITERACY AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 3(3)
This course supports emergent literacy for children in the early childhood years. It explores prereading, reading, printscript, speaking, and listening for optimum language development in an early childhood environment.

Prerequisite: ECED 111

ECED 163 - SOCIAL STUDIES FOR THE YOUNG CHILD 2(2)
This course provides teachers the knowledge to help young children understand how people live, work, get along with others, and the necessary skills to solve problems in everyday experiences. It integrates these skills into a framework for responsible citizenship whether in play, school, community or the world.

Prerequisite: ECED 111

ECED 164 - CHILD GUIDANCE AND CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT 3(3)
Students will be introduced to methods of observation and the recording of children's behavior to meet early childhood goals and to appropriately guide young children in a classroom setting. Emphasis will be placed on fostering a positive self-esteem in children as well as promoting self-discipline.

Prerequisite: Previous or Concurrent Enrollment in ECED 111

ECED 166 - AFTER SCHOOL CARE 3(3)
This course examines the needs of the community, families, schools, and children of school-age (K-6, ages 5-12) to ensure all children have a safe and enriching learning environment during the out-of-school time hours. It emphasizes developmentally appropriate practices, as well as the integration of children with and without disabilities, utilizing community resources, and incorporating family involvement within a school-age program. (IN2, IN3)

ECED 167 - AFTER SCHOOL CARE PRACTICUM 2(8)
Participation in an assign before and after school age care program to develop effective developmentally appropriate practices with children ages 5-12. A special fee will be assessed. To register obtain ECED Coordinator's signature.

Prerequisite: Previous or Concurrent enrollment in ECED 166

ECED 171 - HEALTH, SAFETY AND NUTRITION 2(2)
Health, Safety, and Nutrition for Early Childhood Education enhances the understanding and implementing of sound health, safety and nutrition habits for preschool age children. It emphasizes the need to provide safe environments to identify and educate the family, day care provider and child about basic nutritional needs and recognition and management of communicable and acute illness.

Prerequisite: Previous or Concurrent Enrollment in ECED 111

ECED 253 - INTRODUCTION TO CHILD DEVELOPMENT 3(3)
This course focuses on the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors associated with optimal growth and development of children aged birth to age eight in all domain areas; social, physical, intellectual, and emotional. Both theoretical and practical aspects of development are presented and examined within a multicultural context.

Prerequisite: PSYH 151

ECED 255 - CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE YOUNG CHILD 4(4)
This course is an integrated approach designed for students to explore both the theoretical and practical aspects of creativity in art, music and movement as it relates to children ages birth to age five. Students will construct knowledge and comprehension of these content areas as well as demonstrate implementation of teaching strategies using the early learning and development content standards as a guide. Students will be required to observe/participate 30 hours in an early childhood setting.

Prerequisite: ECED 111

ECED 256 - COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT 4(4)
This course focuses on the integration of mathematics, science and social studies for children ages three to age five. The math and science concepts correspond to national standards. The social studies provides children the skills necessary to understand how people live, work and get along with others and solve problems in everyday experiences. Students will construct knowledge and comprehension of these content areas as well as demonstrate implementation of teaching strategies using the Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards as a guide. Students will be required to participate/observe 30 hours in an early childhood setting.

Prerequisite: ECED 111

ECED 261 - MATH & SCIENCE FOR THE YOUNG CHILD 3(0)
This course focuses on the integration of mathematics and science with the other content areas for children ages three to five. The math and science concepts correspond to national standards and present a framework for inclusion with music, language arts, visual arts, and social science activities. Assessment, instructional, and evaluation strategies are provided for early childhood teachers to promote math and science in their classrooms.

Prerequisite: ECED 111

ECED 262 - ART AND MUSIC FOR YOUNG CHILDREN 3(0)
This course is a creative integrated approach for developmentally appropriate experiences for all children. The focus of this course is on how to incorporate art and music for young children utilizing best teaching practices using a comprehensive and child centered approach.

Prerequisite: EDCT 111

ECED 270 - SPECIAL NEEDS PRACTICUM 3(10)
Course designed for early childhood majors that is a seminar and field experience in an approved preschool setting that provides teacher candidates the opportunity to observe and take an active role creating developmentally appropriate lessons and authentic assessment for children three to five years of age who have been identified with a special need. In addition, the teacher candidate will spend a minimum of 8 hours per week for 10 weeks for a total of 80 hours in an assigned preschool classroom.

Prerequisite: ECED 111

ECED 271 - CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS 3(3)
This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the development of children with special needs and how to provide adaptation and modification in an inclusive preschool classroom.

Prerequisite: ECED 111

ECED 272 - INFANT AND TODDLER DEVELOPMENT 2(2)
This course examines current theories of physical, emotional, cognitive, social and language development for children birth to age three. Emphasis is on providing a safe and effective program for infants and toddlers, as well as, establishing partnerships with parents that support best practices.

Prerequisite: EDCT 111

ECED 273 - FAMILIES, SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES 3(3)
Student will examine how families and teachers can communicate and work together to enhance a child's development in both home and school environments. Roles, emotional responses, needs and concerns of each will be explored.

ECED 274 - INFANT TODDLER PRACTICUM 3(3)
Participation in an assigned infant/toddler classroom setting with college supervisor to develop effective early care and education practices with children 6 weeks to age 3. A special fee will be assessed. To register obtain ECE Coordinator's signature.

Prerequisite: ECED 272

ECED 275 - ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 2(2)
This course presents the basic philosophies and interpersonal aspects of directing and administering an early childhood center.

Prerequisite: ECED 111

ECED 276 - PRESCHOOL LABORATORY 3(3)
Seminar and field experiences in an approved preschool setting that provides opportunities for teacher candidates to observe children and take an active role creating developmentally appropriate lesson planning and authentic assessment with children three to five years of age. Weekly on campus seminars provide guidance and specific instruction for teaching at the preschool level. In addition, the teacher candidate will spend 6 hours per week for 10 weeks in an assigned preschool classroom.

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: ECED 111 Concurrent: ECED 273

ECED 283 - ECED STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR I 3(9)
Introduction to current teaching methods and issues pertaining to Early Childhood Education. Supervised experiences conducted in an approved early childhood setting, which allows application of knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. Meet with ECE Coordinator prior to registration and obtain the Early Childhood Coordinator's signature to register. Student will be required to spend a minimum of 105 hours per semester in an assigned school placement. (A special fee will be assessed.) Prerequisite: Completion of 30 hours (including ECED 111, ECED 164 and any three additional Early Childhood Education courses.)

Prerequisite: Completion of 30 hours (including ECED 111, ECED 164, and any three additional ECED Early Childhood Education Courses)

ECED 284 - ECED STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR II 3(9)
Supervised student teaching experience with young children of diverse ages, diverse abilities, and cultures. It includes practicum experience in child guidance, teaching strategies, assessment, and the overall operation of an early childhood program. Students must spend a minimum of 105 hours in an assigned school placement. Student must meet with ECE coordinator prior to registration and obtain ECE coordinator's signature to register for this course. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: ECED 111, ECED 161, ECED 162, ECED 164, ECED 171, ECED 261, ECED 262, ECED 271, ECED 272 and ECED 283

ECED 298 - EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUC PORTFOLIO DEV 1(1)
This course will provide an overview of electronic portfolio development of prior learning and/or on-going learning in the field of Early Childhood Education. Portfolios may be used to assess and compare learning with actual course requirements or job requirements. Students will learn to select, categorize, and document their achievements and accomplishments for review and assessment related to academic placement and/or employment. They will evaluate knowledge and skills acquired from previous experience or training on the job, in the community, in military service, through travel, or through personal development. Students will comprehend and appreciate life/work experiences and how those relate to prior or on-going experiences and they will demonstrate the ability and skill to develop a comprehensive electronic portfolio.

ECED 299 - INDIVIDUALIZED STUDIES ECED 1(1)
In-depth study of areas of early childhood education presented by discussion and/or individual research and reading. Topics will vary. (Repeatable up to a total of four credit hours).

Prerequisite: Second year standing and divisional approval