Feb 28, 2024
CC 200 - Early Childhood Education I
Credit Hours: 3
Introduces the student to Early Childhood Education. Examines the role and career of the Early Childhood professional. Introduces the student to NAEYC Core Values/Code of Ethical Conduct, NYS Core Body of Knowledge, and the NYS Early Learning Guidelines. Discusses the history and theory of Early Childhood Education. Discusses the social, intellectual, emotional and physical development of the young child; the child’s needs and how the Early Childhood professionals and centers meet these needs. Introduces the activities and materials of Early Childhood Education with an emphasis on literacy. Reviews regulations and standards of what constitutes quality Early Childhood programs. Students are required to visit and write a report on one Early Childhood Education Center in the Buffalo metropolitan or suburban area. They will also enter into a relationship with that center which will become a Service Learning opportunity.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- understand the different roles and careers of an early childhood professional and how the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct guides our practice;
- understand how the early childhood professional environment helps to meet the social, intellectual, emotional and physical needs of children;
- reflect on how the history and theory of Early Childhood Education guides appropriate practice;
- understand the basics of the daycare regulations;
- evaluate a child care center in the Buffalo area;
- begin to create appropriate materials for young children;
- reflect on readings and discussions related to early childhood issues;
- understand the importance of literacy and play in the early childhood years;
- develop professional communication skills necessary in oral report and writing; and
- understand the basic philosophy of appropriate guidance techniques.
Prerequisites: Completion of Developmental Reading and Writing (if necessary).
Concurrent Registration: CC 201