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ECE 110 Course Description & Academic Artifact

Psychological Foundations of Early Development and Education

Course Description:

This course examines the psychological and psychosocial foundations of early childhood and relates these foundations to educational practice with young children, birth to eight years. It focuses on historical and contemporary theories of childhood development. Early learning is considered in relation to biological factors, child and family factors, program factors and social factors, particularly in diverse urban settings. Young children’s physical, cognitive, communicative, social and emotional development is explored as contributors to and as consequences of early learning experiences.

Artifact: Analysis of Child Development Commentary Paper

Commentary Paper PDF Larissa Barba

ECE 110-Seminar Course Description & Academic Artifact

ECE 110 Seminar

Course Description:

ECE 110-Seminar explores professionalism in the field of early childhood education. Career pathways in early childhood are discussed, including NYS teacher certification. Students examine different age groups an early childhood professional can work with, analyzing the skills, qualities and dilemmas accompanying age.

Artifact: Professional Development Plan

Professional Development Plan

 

ECE 209 Course Description & Academic Artifact

Infant Care and Curriculum

Course Description:

This course focuses on the theories, methods and materials of early childhood education for infants (birth to eighteen months), with an emphasis on addressing developmental needs and culturally appropriate practices in their education and care. The following topics are explored in depth: social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of infants; basic principles of infant care giving, including providing culturally sensitive and consistent care; arrangement of the environment and developmentally appropriate experiences to promote infant growth and learning; the role of parents and establishing partnerships with families.

Artifact: Infant-Family Case Study Commentary Paper

 

ECE 209-Seminar Course Description & Academic Artifact

ECE 209- Seminar

Course Description:

This course focuses on the theories, methods and materials of early childhood education for infants (birth to eighteen months), with an emphasis on addressing developmental needs and culturally appropriate practices in their education and care. The following topics are explored in depth: social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of infants; basic principles of infant care giving, including providing culturally sensitive and consistent care; arrangement of the environment and developmentally appropriate experiences to promote infant growth and learning; the role of parents and establishing partnerships with families.

Artifact: Infant-Family Case Study Commentary Paper

ECE 210 Course Description & Academic Artifact

Social Foundations of Early Care and Education

Course Description:

This course provides an overview of the social context of early care and education. It focuses on the historical, philosophical, sociological, and political foundations of programs for young children, birth to eight years. The following topics will be explored in depth: historical and contemporary theories of early childhood education; multicultural and social ecological factors in early care and schooling, particularly for diverse urban settings; early childhood programming; family and community involvement; advocacy, trends and current issues in early childhood practice. This course requires 30 hours of fieldwork.

Artifact: Advocacy Project

advocacy paper LARISSA BARBA
Podcast transcript Larissa

 

ECE 211 Course Description & Academic Artifact

Curriculum for Young Children I

Course Description:

This course is an introduction to the theories, methods and materials of curriculum planning in early childhood education (preschool to second grade), with an emphasis on providing developmentally and culturally appropriate learning environments and experiences that encourage creativity in young children. The following topics are explored in depth: the intellectual and emotional importance of fostering creativity, the role of play in learning, the design of effective arts-based learning environments; the role of visual arts, music, movement and language arts/emergent literacy in developing children’s cognitive, social-emotional, physical, language and self-help skills. Course work includes workshops in planning and implementing creative arts experiences for young children.

Artifacts: Learning Environment Project, Curriculum Web & Activity Plan

LARISSA CLASS DESIGN PDF

Learning Environments Essay pdf

Larissa Barba Curriculum Web - Presentation1

ECE-211-Activity-Plan-Larissa Barba pdf

 

ECE 308 Course Description & Academic Artifact

Infants and Toddlers Practicum I: Observing and Recording

Course Description:

This is a fieldwork course focusing on the observation and assessment of infants and toddlers. It requires supervised participation in an assigned early childhood setting (birth to thirty-six months) and attendance at a weekly seminar. Students will learn the appropriate use of assessment and observation strategies to document the development, growth, play and learning of infants and toddlers; and how authentic assessment methods can be used to tailor curriculum to promote children’s success.  Recording strategies, rating systems, child studies/portfolios, and various assessment tools are explored. Students spend a minimum of 60 hours in the field.

Artifact: Child Case Study Portfolio Project

ECE 309 Course Description & Academic Artifact

Toddler Care and Curriculum

Course Description:

This course is a continuation of ECE 209, focusing on the theories, methods and materials of early childhood education for toddlers (ages eighteen months to thirty-six months). The following topics are explored in depth: social, emotional, cognitive, physical and self-help development of toddlers; basic principles of toddler care giving, including providing culturally sensitive and consistent care; arrangement of the learning environment and developmentally and culturally appropriate experiences to promote toddler growth and learning; the role of parents and establishing partnerships with families.

Artifact: Toddler Classroom Model Project

ECE 311 Course Description & Academic Artifact

Early Childhood Practicum I: Observing and Recording

Course Description:

This is a fieldwork course focusing on the observation and assessment of young children. It requires supervised participation in an assigned early childhood setting (preschool to second grade) and attendance at a weekly seminar. Students will learn the appropriate use of assessment and observation strategies to document the development, growth, play and learning of young children; and how authentic assessment methods can be used to tailor the curriculum to promote children’s success. Recording strategies, rating systems, child studies/portfolios, and various assessment tools are explored. Students spend a minimum of 60 hours in the field.

Artifact: Developmental Domains Child Case Study

Child Case Study LARISSA BARBA ECE 311 final

ECE 312 Course Description & Academic Artifact

Curriculum for Young Children II

Course Description:

This course is a continuation of ECE 211, focusing on the theories, methods and materials of curriculum planning in early childhood education (preschool to second grade). The emphasis in this course is on providing developmentally and culturally appropriate learning environments and experiences that encourage foundational social scientific, mathematic and scientific thinking and skills in young children. The following topics are explored in depth: social studies as a lens by which young children can explore our diverse ethno-cultural society and their place in it; the use of materials and play-based techniques to facilitate ways of constructing everyday mathematical ideas; the creation of environments and experiences that stimulate children’s scientific curiosity and playful exploration of our natural and human-made world; the use of block/construction and cooking experiences for the integration of social studies, mathematics, science, literacy and the arts. Course work includes workshops in planning and implementing inquiry/play-based experiences for young children.

Artifact: Learning Experiences Unit

ECE 312 - Focused Curriculum Plan LARISSA BARBA pdf
ECE 312 - Activity Plan MATH
ECE 312 - SCIENCE Activity Plan LARISSA BARBA
ECE 312 - Activity Plan Social Studies LARISSA BARBA
ECE 312 - Learning Experience Unit Commentary LARISSA BARBApdf