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2023-2024 Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Catalog Archived

ECD 237 - Methods and Materials


Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Description: This course includes an overview of developmentally-appropriate methods and materials for planning, and evaluating environments. Emphasis is on integrating divergent activities in each curriculum area.

Prerequisite(s): Take ECD 101 , ECD 102 , ECD 105 , ECD 131 , ECD 132 , ECD 133 , ECD 135  and ECD 203 .
Course Topics:
  • Defining Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP)
  • Planning for DAP Curriculum
  • DAP Physical Environments
  • DAP Social/Emotional Environments
  • DAP Cognitive/Language/Literacy Environments
  • Ethics in the Classroom Environment
  • Completion of Professional Portfolio
  • Bulletin Board preparation

Textbooks:
Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • Computer with Internet access
  • Word processing software (must be able to save Word format)
  • Anti-virus software

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A =  90 - 100
B =   80 - 89
C =   70 - 79
D =   60 - 69
F =     0 - 59


Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Develop effective instructional techniques for teaching young children. (NAEYC 1c)
  2. Select, evaluate, and utilize appropriate equipment and materials for a preschool program. (NAEYC 4c)
  3. Develop and implement lesson plans and activities which support a fully integrated curriculum. (NAEYC 1a-1c, 4b, 4c, 5a-5c)
  4. Identify the ethical standards and guidelines and use them to evaluate ethical dilemmas. (NAEYC 6b)
  5. Assemble evidence that demonstrates professional readiness in the Early Care and Educational field. (NAEYC 6a)

For SCC Online Courses:
If the course you are taking is online, please review the SCC Online Course Policies  that include:

  • Identity Verification
  • Required materials for all online courses
  • Mandatory Attendance Requirement
  • Orientation and Support
  • Proctored Exams

Standard SCC Course Policies:
Please review the Standard Course Policies  on the following topics:

  • Academic Integrity
  • Add/Drop period
  • Attendance
  • Classroom Conduct
  • Equal Access
  • IT Access
  • Online Behavior
  • Online Confidentiality
  • Services For Students with Disabilities
  • Student Concerns
  • Student Help Services
  • Withdrawals


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2023-2024