Apr 23, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

EDU 100 - Introduction To Early Childhood Education


Course Description: This developmental course will provide students with an overview of early care and education programs and an introduction to the developmental and individual needs of a child. Topics include child development, theories, developmental milestones, developmentally appropriate practice, guiding children’s behaviors, effective care giving/teaching and age appropriate child-centered curriculum and environments.
Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 092.
Note(s): Students placing into ENG 101 should enroll in PSY 122.
Students placing above or who have completed ENG 070 or ENG 071 and whose CPT is above 67 are not eligible to enroll in this course.

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Interview an Early Childhood Professional about their career and education and write a three to five-page paper analyzing the positive and negative aspects of being a ECE Professional.
  • Prepare and present a developmentally appropriate concept for young children using the ECE Department’s lesson plan template.
  • Create a prop (such as finger play, flannel pieces or puppet) for an award winning children’s book and discuss how it should be used in the ECE classroom.
  • Research the various employment opportunities for Early Childhood Educators and write an educational goal outlining the steps to be taken to attain the goal.

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