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ECE 211 Curriculum for Young Children 1 – Fall 2021

ECE 211 Curriculum for Young Children 1 – Fall 2021

This course is an introduction to the theories, methods and materials of curriculum planning in early childhood education (Preschool – Grade 2), 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.

ECE 211 Curriculum for Young Children 1 – Spring 2022

ECE 211 Curriculum for Young Children 1 – Spring 2022

This course is an introduction to the theories, methods and materials of curriculum planning in early childhood education (Preschool – Grade 2), 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.

ECE 110-112 Psychological Foundations of Early Development and Education – Spring 2022

ECE 110-112 Psychological Foundations of Early Development and Education – Spring 2022

This course examines the psychological and social 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, program, and socioeconomic factors, particularly in diverse urban settings. Young children’s physical, cognitive, communicative, social and emotional development are explored as contributors to and as consequences of early learning experiences. This course requires 15 hours of fieldwork, which students complete by enrolling, attending and participating in the ECE 110 fieldwork seminar (ECE 110S).

ECE 411 Early Childhood Practicum II – Fall 2021

ECE 411 Early Childhood Practicum II – Fall 2021

This course is designed to develop practical and evidence-based knowledge for teaching literacy and enable students to demonstrate competencies teaching young children. It requires supervised participation in an assigned early childhood education setting and attendance at a weekly seminar. Students will explore principles, methods, and materials for teaching emergent literacy within a developmentally appropriate, interdisciplinary and culturally responsive curriculum. Current research regarding speaking, listening, reading and writing experiences of young children will be critically examined. Practical classroom experiences will provide opportunities for students to make connections between theory and practice, develop professional behavior working with young children and their families, and build a comprehensive understanding of balanced literacy in early childhood classrooms. Students will design, implement and evaluate activity-based literacy learning experiences for young children with diverse learning styles and needs, with strong emphasis on child centered, play-oriented approaches to teaching, learning and assessment, and knowledge of curriculum content areas.

ECE 110 Lecture – Early Development and Education – Fall 2021 – Laura Kujo

ECE 110 Lecture – Early Development and Education – Fall 2021 – Laura Kujo

This course examines the psychological and social 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, program, and socioeconomic factors, particularly in diverse urban settings. Young children’s physical, cognitive, communicative, social and emotional development are explored as contributors to and as consequences of early learning experiences. This course requires 15 hours of fieldwork, which students complete by enrolling, attending and participating in the ECE 110 fieldwork seminar (ECE 110S).

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Teacher Education Department

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Teaching on the OpenLab

Teaching on the OpenLab

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BMCC | COIL: Collaborative Online International Learning

BMCC | COIL: Collaborative Online International Learning

A space for faculty to learn about virtual global exchange

Projects

Teach On!

Teach On!

A space for faculty to share ideas about how to support student learning during the transition to distance learning for the remainder of Spring 2020. Please request to join if you are faculty at BMCC. Click on “Visit Project Site” in the upper right to access BMCC’s Course Continuity Resources website.

ECE E-Portfolio Template

ECE E-Portfolio Template

This is the master copy of the Early Childhood Education major e-Portfolio template