ECED 115 Indiana Youth Development (IYD) Process
Prerequisites:Program Chair Approval.Prepares the student for the verification process for the Indiana Youth Development Credential (IYD).Students are provided opportunities for practical experience through supervised participation in programs for school age and
youth educational settings. ECED 120 Child Growth and Development
Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assess- ment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025 and ENGL 032. Studies the physical,social,emotional,cognitive,and moral develop- ment of children from conception to age twelve.Theories of child development,biological and environmental foundations,prenatal development,the birth process,and the newborn baby are discussed. Influences of family,community,media,and culture are considered.
ECED 130 Developmentally Appropriate Guidance in a Cultural Context
Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025 and ENGL 032.Analyzes developmentally appropriate guidance,theory and implementation for various early care and education settings.Provide a basic understanding of the anti-bias/multicultur-
al emphasis in the field of early childhood. ECED 200 Family-Teacher Partnerships
Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025 and ENGL 032.Examines the family/teacher partnership,recognizing the need to work as a team to enhance the child’s development.Promotes awareness of the family as the child’s first teacher,foundation,and framework for culture,language,attitudes,and values.Provides the structure for creating practices that establish active family partici-
pation. Explores issues and resources for families. ECED 201 Skills for Parenting
Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025 and ENGL 032.Focuses on skill development in parents that provides knowl- edge regarding healthy development in young children,building selfesteem,communicating with young children,setting appropri- ate boundaries and nurturing emotional and social development in children.Examines models of parent education,parenting styles, and the need for parent empowerment.Analyzes the effects of par-
ent involvement in children’s educational experiences. ECED 204 Families in Transition
Prerequisites: ENGL 111 and SOCI 111.Examines the stages of the family life cycle and interpersonal relationships among family mem- bers. Recognizes the impact of context and culture on the family’s ability to function.
ECED 205 Early Care Practicum
Prerequisites:Program Chair Approval.Provides opportunity for prac- tical experience through observation and supervised participation in childcare settings.This practicum offers experiences with age’s infant through school age and requires 144 hours of field experience in an
approved early care setting. ECED 210 Early Childhood Administration
Prerequisites: ECED 100,ECED 120,ENGL 111 and demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of “C”or better in MATH 050 or MATH 015 or MATH 023.Introduces principles of managing an early care and education program; emphasizes the role of the manager to include personnel and pro- gram administration and fiscal management.Explores client-com-
munity relations. ECED 213 Infant and Toddler Programming
Prerequisites: ECED 110 or ECED 120.Studies the program planning and operation for quality infant and toddler care and education.The students examine the teacher’s role in establishing positive and pro- ductive relationships with families.Exploration of essential skills and dispositions in managing an effective program are considered.The students will broaden their knowledge base of appropriate instruc- tional strategies to enhance infant/toddler development.Students will develop activities to enhance the physical,social,emotional and cognitive development of the child,0-36 months.Students will com- plete observations and field experiences with children of this age.
ECED 215 The Business of Child Care
Prerequisites: ECED 100,ECED 101,ECED 103,ECED 105,demonstrat- ed competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 024 and ENGL 031.An introduction to the principles of child care management,emphasizing the role of the business manager including personnel and program administration and fiscal management.Explores the concept of starting your own child care business including determining the need,client-commu-
nity relations and marketing strategies.
ECED 216 Curriculum Planning For Early Childhood Administrators
Prerequisites: ENGL 111 and demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in MATH 050 or MATH 015 or MATH 023 and 18 credit hours of ECED course- work.Overview of cognitive and creative curriculum from a devel- opmentally appropriate perspective.Examines early childhood cur- riculum models with an emphasis on planning and evaluating cur- riculum to meet the comprehensive needs of the young child.Course places emphasis on staff and family involvement in curriculum planning,implementation,and assessment.
ECED 218 Leadership and Mentoring in Early Childhood
Prerequisites: ENGL 111 and 9 credit hours of Early Childhood Education coursework and Program Chair Approval.A basic introduc- tion to the concept of leadership.Includes theories of leadership and
teamwork and provides an opportunity for students to present a workshop to Early Childhood professional and to establish a rela-
tionship with a protégé.
ECED 220 Adolescent Growth and Development
Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025 and ENGL 032.Examines the physical,social,emotional,cognitive,and moral development of the child age eight through adolescence.Influences of family,school,peers,community,media,and cultures are dis- cussed.Issues such as health,puberty,school issues,peers and youth culture,and personal,including substance abuse,eating disorders,pregnancy,depression,and suicide is considered.
ECED 223 School Age Programming
Prerequisites:None.Examines environments,materials,methods and teaching styles for providing creative experiences for the school age child.Offers appropriate experiences in music,movement,art and drama as well as methods to assist students in identification and pursuit of specific personal interest areas in a school age child care setting.Review theories of adolescent growth and development, establishment of partnerships with families and positive guidance
techniques for school age children. ECED 225 Infant Toddler Practicum
Prerequisites:Program Chair Approval.Provides opportunity for prac- tical experiences through observation,assessment and supervised participation in an infant/toddler setting.Students develop,imple- ment and assess appropriate environments and activities for chil- dren 6-36 weeks.Requires 144 hours of field experience.
ECED 230 The Exceptional Child
Prerequisites: ECED 120 and ENGL 111.Provides an introduction to car- ing for each exceptional child.Includes theories and practices for pro- ducing optimal developmental growth.Develops teaching techniques and explores public policy including legislative mandates.Explores the
types of special needs and provides methods for assistance.
ECED 233 Emerging Literacy
Prerequisites:ECED 103 and ENGL 111.Provides for understanding of the development of children’s language arts behaviors,concepts, and skills that precede and can develop into literacy,which includes reading and writing skills.Provides understanding and skills on how the acquisition of language for young children develops into opti- mum literacy growth through the materials and the environments
that are provided for the young children.Students will explore and