Fall 2018 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ECE 300    Introduction to Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to early childhood education, including an overview of the history of the field, evolution of professional practices and ethics, educational principles that support child development from birth through the school-age years, and teaching practices based on observation, documentation, and interpretation of children's behavior. Site visits may be required. (C-ID ECE 120)

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

MW06:00PM-09:10PMLECTBAOff Campus Natomas/Ik C20411266Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECA.CervantesARC MAIN CDC 35010006Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECA.CervantesARC MAIN CDC 35010005Textbook
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECM.SalluzzoARC MAIN HeEd 70110004Textbook
M06:00PM-09:05PMLECK.CarterARC MAIN CDC 35011610Textbook
T06:00PM-09:05PMLECM.BrownOff Campus Natomas/Ik A11811441Textbook
TBATBALECJ.Brown-WoodARC MAIN Online 11870Textbook
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


ECE 312    Child Development    3 Units

Same As: PSYC 372
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D9; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a study of the growth and development of children from the prenatal stage through adolescence. For each stage of development, the physical, cognitive, linguistic, social-moral, and emotional aspects of development, with attention to both typical as well as atypical development in each area, are discussed. Included are the influences of culture, family, and the interaction of maturational and environmental factors. This material is designed as a foundation for early care and education, teaching, and parenting. This course is not open to students who have completed PSYC 372. (C-ID CDEV 100)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECJ.Brown-WoodARC MAIN HeEd 70110008Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECJ.Brown-WoodARC MAIN HeEd 70110009Textbook
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECK.WaltersARC MAIN HeEd 70110010Textbook
M06:00PM-09:05PMLECR.ThomasARC MAIN HeEd 70111611Textbook
TTh04:30PM-05:50PMLECJ.Brown-WoodOff Campus Natomas/Ik A20211246Textbook
W06:00PM-09:05PMLECJ.DanielsOff Campus Natomas/Ik A20211124Textbook
TBATBALECJ.Brown-WoodARC MAIN Online 10500Textbook
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


ECE 314    The Child, the Family and the Community    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D7; IGETC Area 4G
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the child's development within the family and the community. It focuses on socialization methods, parenting style, and the impact of family, culture, school, community, and the media on the child's development. This course offers the opportunity to research and review the diverse community resources available to support the child and the family. (C-ID CDEV 110)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECA.CervantesARC MAIN CDC 35012525Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECT.LaMarrARC MAIN HeEd 70111871Textbook
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECT.LaMarrARC MAIN HeEd 70110011Textbook
Th06:00PM-09:05PMLECM.KieferARC MAIN CDC 35010738Textbook
M06:00PM-09:15PMLECT.LaMarrOff Campus Natomas/Ik A20210962Textbook

ECE 320    Curriculum and Interactions in Early Childhood Education    4 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 300 AND ECE 312 or PSYC 372 with a grade of "C" or better.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 116 AND ENGWR 101; OR ESLR 320 AND ESLW 320.
Enrollment Limitation: Students must show proof of negative tuberculosis as well as immunizations for influenza, pertussis, and measles prior to participating in the lab.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course provides supervised experience working with children in an early childhood setting. Topics include principles of curriculum development, classroom design, and child guidance, with opportunity to apply these key teaching principles in practical situations. (C-ID ECE 130)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

T12:30PM-02:20PMLECM.JonesARC MAIN CDC 35010184Textbook
W06:00PM-07:50PMLECM.JonesARC MAIN CDC 35010185Textbook
Th06:00PM-07:50PMLECL.ChowOff Campus Natomas/Ik A10312164Textbook
IMPORTANT: Students must register for one section each of LEC (lecture) and one of the ECE 320 LAB (laboratory) sections.

Mandatory Orientation: Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 06:00PM-08:00PM ARC Main Campus CDC 350
All ECE 320 students must attend this orientation.

Immunization Requirements: All students must submit the following paperwork to be considered for lab placement: 1) Current TB test 2) Proof of Immunization for Measles 3) Proof of Immunization for Pertussis 4) Current Proof of Vaccination for Influenza or a written declaration that he/she has declined the Influenza Vaccination.

ARC Child Development Center
MW08:00AM-11:20AMLABM.Jones TBA TBA
Class number for LAB above: 11527
ARC campus lab placements will begin the 2nd week of the semester.

ARC Child Development Center
MW09:30AM-12:50PMLABL.Chow TBA TBA
Class number for LAB above: 11487
ARC campus lab placements will begin the 2nd week of the semester.

ARC Child Development Center
MW12:00PM-03:20PMLABM.Jones TBA TBA
Class number for LAB above: 12274
ARC campus lab placements will begin the 2nd week of the semester.

ARC Child Development Center
MW01:00PM-04:20PMLABL.Chow TBA TBA
Class number for LAB above: 12276
ARC campus lab placements will begin the 2nd week of the semester.

ARC Child Development Center
TTh08:00AM-11:20AMLABM.Jones TBA TBA
Class number for LAB above: 11526
ARC campus lab placements will begin the 2nd week of the semester.

ARC Child Development Center
TTh09:30AM-12:50PMLABM.Jones TBA TBA
Class number for LAB above: 11528
ARC campus lab placements will begin the 2nd week of the semester.

ARC Child Development Center
TTh12:00PM-03:20PMLABM.Jones TBA TBA
Class number for LAB above: 12275
ARC campus lab placements will begin the 2nd week of the semester.

ARC Child Development Center
TTh01:00PM-04:20PMLABM.Jones TBA TBA
Class number for LAB above: 12277
ARC campus lab placements will begin the 2nd week of the semester.

Community Placement
TTh08:00AM-11:05AMLABL.Chow TBA TBA
Class number for LAB above: 11699
Community lab placements will begin the 1st week of the semester.
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at the orientation.


Community Placement
MW12:00PM-03:05PMLABM.Jones TBA TBA
Class number for LAB above: 11489
Community lab placements will begin the 1st week of the semester.
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at the orientation.


Community Placement
TTh08:00AM-11:05AMLABM.Jones TBA TBA
Class number for LAB above: 11488
Community lab placements will begin the 1st week of the semester.
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at the orientation.


Community Placement
MW12:00PM-03:05PMLABL.Chow TBA TBA
Class number for LAB above: 11733
Community lab placements will begin the 1st week of the semester.
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at the orientation.


Worksite Placement
MW08:00AM-11:05AMLABL.Chow TBA TBA
Class number for LAB above: 11700
Worksite lab placements will begin the 1st week of the semester.

NOTE: Students should enroll in the worksite lab section that best matches their work hours. Students enrolling for this LAB must have their own worksite that meets established criteria and must be approved by the instructor. More information will be provided at the orientation.

Worksite Placement
MW12:00PM-03:05PMLABM.Jones TBA TBA
Class number for LAB above: 11701
Community lab placements will begin the 1st week of the semester.

NOTE: Students should enroll in the worksite lab section that best matches their work hours. Students enrolling for this LAB must have their own worksite that meets established criteria and must be approved by the instructor. More information will be provided at the orientation.

Worksite Placement
TTh12:00PM-03:05PMLABL.Chow TBA TBA
Class number for LAB above: 11732
Worksite lab placements will begin the 1st week of the semester.

NOTE: Students should enroll in the worksite lab section that best matches their work hours. Students enrolling for this LAB must have their own worksite which meets established criteria and must be approved by the instructor. More information will be provided at the orientation.

Worksite Placement
TTh08:00AM-11:05AMLABM.Jones TBA TBA
Class number for LAB above: 12273
Community lab placements will begin the 1st week of the semester.

NOTE: Students should enroll in the worksite lab section that best matches their work hours. Students enrolling for this LAB must have their own worksite that meets established criteria and must be approved by the instructor. More information will be provided at the orientation.


ECE 321     Advanced Practicum in Early Childhood Education    4 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 320 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: All students enrolled in coursework that requires lab work at our campus Child Development Center or at an off-campus facility, must show proof of TB Clearance (done within the previous 6 months), and documentation of all required immunizations.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This advanced course provides supervised experience as a teacher in an early childhood education program. It is aimed at leadership in the areas of developing environments for learning, child observation and assessment, documentation of children's work, behavior guidance, group management, collaborative teaching, building relationships with families, and effective preparation and implementation of curriculum. (C-ID ECE 210)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

T06:00PM-07:50PMLECL.ChowARC MAIN CDC 35011443Textbook
IMPORTANT: Students must register for one section each of LEC (lecture) and one of the ECE 321 LAB (laboratory) sections.

Mandatory Orientation: Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 06:00PM-08:00PM ARC Main Campus CDC 350
All ECE 321 students must attend this orientation.

Immunization Requirements: All students must submit the following paperwork to be considered for lab placement: 1) Current TB test 2) Proof of Immunization for Measles 3) Proof of Immunization for Pertussis 4) Current Proof of Vaccination for Influenza or a written declaration that he/she has declined the Influenza Vaccination.

ARC Child Development Center
MW07:30AM-10:35AMLABL.Chow TBA TBA
Class number for LAB above: 11444

ARC Child Development Center
MW09:00AM-12:05PMLABL.Chow TBA TBA
Class number for LAB above: 11475

ARC Child Development Center
MW01:00PM-04:05PMLABL.Chow TBA TBA
Class number for LAB above: 11445

ARC Child Development Center
TTh07:30AM-10:35AMLABL.Chow TBA TBA
Class number for LAB above: 11446

ARC Child Development Center
TTh09:00AM-12:05PMLABL.Chow TBA TBA
Class number for LAB above: 12616

ARC Child Development Center
TTh01:00PM-04:05PMLABL.Chow TBA TBA
Class number for LAB above: 11447

Community Placement
MW08:00AM-11:05AMLABL.Chow TBA TBA
Class number for LAB above: 11448
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at orientation.

Community Placement
MW12:00PM-03:05PMLABL.Chow TBA TBA
Class number for LAB above: 11449
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at orientation.

Community Placement
TTh08:00AM-11:05AMLABL.Chow TBA TBA
Class number for LAB above: 11450
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at orientation.

Community Placement
TTh12:00PM-03:05PMLABL.Chow TBA TBA
Class number for LAB above: 11451
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at orientation.

Worksite Placement
MW08:00AM-11:05AMLABL.Chow TBA TBA
Class number for LAB above: 11621

NOTE: Students should enroll in the worksite lab section that best matches their work hours. Students enrolling for this LAB must have their own worksite which meets established criteria and must be approved by the instructor. More information will be provided at the orientation.

Worksite Placement
MW12:00PM-03:05PMLABL.Chow TBA TBA
Class number for LAB above: 11622

NOTE: Students should enroll in the worksite lab section that best matches their work hours. Students enrolling for this LAB must have their own worksite which meets established criteria and must be approved by the instructor. More information will be provided at the orientation.

Worksite Placement
TTh08:00AM-11:05AMLABL.Chow TBA TBA
Class number for LAB above: 11623

NOTE: Students should enroll in the worksite lab section that best matches their work hours. Students enrolling for this LAB must have their own worksite which meets established criteria and must be approved by the instructor. More information will be provided at the orientation.

Worksite Placement
TTh12:00PM-03:05PMLABL.Chow TBA TBA
Class number for LAB above: 11624

NOTE: Students should enroll in the worksite lab section that best matches their work hours. Students enrolling for this LAB must have their own worksite which meets established criteria and must be approved by the instructor. More information will be provided at the orientation.

ECE 325    Positive Guidance Strategies with Young Children    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces strategies that teachers and parents can use to help young children develop social and emotional skills. It examines theories, research, and practical applications for teachers in early childhood classrooms and parents at home. Developmental stages of children's behavior, positive discipline techniques, and promotion of social-emotional skills are also covered.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

F09:00AM-12:05PMLECM.SalluzzoARC MAIN CDC 35011070Textbook

ECE 326    Making Learning Visible Through Observation and Documentation    3 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: ECE 312
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 116 AND ENGWR 101; OR ESLR 320 AND ESLW 320
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course links critical and reflective thinking to observation and assessment of young children's development. It prepares teachers of young children to use observation, documentation, and interpretation strategies to improve program quality in early childhood settings. Multiple forms of child assessment and early childhood program assessment are explored. (C-ID ECE 200)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

W06:00PM-09:05PMLECD.JeskeOff Campus Natomas/Ik A11811734Textbook
TBATBALECL.DoyleARC MAIN Online 13062Textbook
Online class: This course meets entirely online. Students will be required to observe children in an Early Childhood classroom.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


ECE 330    Infant and Toddler Development    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides a study of infants and toddlers from pre-conception to age three including physical, cognitive, language, social, and emotional growth and development. It applies theoretical frameworks to interpret behavior and interactions between heredity and environment. Additionally, it emphasizes the role of family and relationships in development.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECV.Rivera-CarpenterARC MAIN HeEd 70111698Textbook

ECE 331    Care and Education of Infants and Toddlers    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course applies current theory and research to the care and education of infants and toddlers in group settings. It examines essential policies, principles, and practices that lead to quality care and developmentally appropriate curriculum for children birth to 36 months.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

W06:00PM-09:05PMLECL.ChowARC MAIN HeEd 70113512Textbook
TBATBALECT.LaMarrARC MAIN Online 10459Textbook
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


ECE 350    Introduction to Elementary Teaching with Field Experience    3 Units

Same As: ENGED 324
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ECE 312 or PSYC 372
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Before students can attend the school site for field work, they are required to show proof of TB clearance. They may also need to complete a fingerprint clearance through the cooperating school district, if the district requires it.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the concepts and issues related to teaching diverse learners in today's contemporary schools, kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12). Topics include teaching as a profession and career, historical and philosophical foundations of the American education system, contemporary educational issues, California's content standards and frameworks, and teacher performance standards. In addition to class time, this course requires a minimum of 45 hours of structured fieldwork in public school elementary classrooms that represent California's diverse student population, and includes cooperation with campus-approved certificated classroom teachers. This course is not open to students who have completed ENGED 324. (C-ID EDUC 200)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-09:50AMLECJ.KlierARC MAIN DaviesHall 20511329Textbook
MW09:00AM-09:50AMLECJ.KlierOff Campus CamRnchEle 11329Textbook
MW10:00AM-11:20AMLABJ.KlierARC MAIN DaviesHall 205
MW10:00AM-11:20AMLABJ.KlierOff Campus CamRnchEle
NOTE: Class will meet off campus at Cameron Ranch Elementary starting Sept. 11, 2017.


ECE 361    Introducing Young Children to Visual Arts    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course prepares teachers in early childhood education with strategies for introducing young children to the media and tools of drawing, painting, sculpting, and other visual arts commonly used by young children to represent and understand the world around them. The focus is on observing children's natural ways of exploring each medium and learning strategies to facilitate and document children's emerging skills and relationship with each medium. Included are strategies for designing early childhood environments that promote children's exploration of visual arts.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

Th06:00PM-09:05PMLECJ.AmrheinARC MAIN HeEd 70012531Textbook

ECE 404    Children with Special Needs    3 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 312 or PSYC 372 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the variations in development of children with special needs ages birth through eight and the resulting impact on families. It includes an overview of historical and societal influences, laws relating to children with special needs, and the identification and referral process. Observations in public or private children's centers, schools, and agencies may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

Th06:00PM-09:05PMLECR.ThomasARC MAIN HeEd 70112532Textbook
T06:00PM-09:05PMLECT.LaMarrOff Campus Natomas/Ik A20220353Textbook

ECE 414    CPR and Pediatric First Aid    1.5 Units

Same As: HEED 311
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC
Description: This course meets the requirements for American Red Cross certification in California Child Care Health & Safety Training which includes adult, child, and infant CPR and pediatric first aid. It also includes legal considerations, avoiding disease transmission, responding to sudden illnesses and injuries, and recognition of common childhood diseases. This course is not open to students who have completed HEED 311.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 18-Oct 04

TTh01:30PM-05:45PMLECJ.EnglishARC MAIN GYM STAGE11271Textbook
Class meets September 18, 20, 25, 27, October 2, & 4, 2018.


ECE 415    Children's Health, Safety and Nutrition    3 Units

Same As: NUTRI 320
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines basic nutrition, health, and safety needs of children from the prenatal period through school age. Topics include introduction to early childhood curriculum, laws, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures related to child health, safety, and nutrition. It emphasizes integrating and maintaining the optimal health, safety, and nutritional concepts in everyday planning and program development for all children, along with the importance of collaboration with families and health professionals. This course is not open to students who have taken NUTRI 320. (C-ID ECE 220)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECV.LopezARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10310007Textbook
TBATBALECS.ChouARC MAIN Online 11170Textbook
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


ECE 422    Administration II: Personnel and Leadership in Early Childhood Education    3 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 420 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers effective strategies for personnel management and leadership in early care and education settings. It includes legal and ethical responsibilities, supervision techniques, professional development, and reflective practices for a diverse and inclusive early care and education program.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALECL.CarrARC MAIN Online 12811Textbook

ECE 430    Culture and Diversity in Early Childhood Education    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 116 AND ENGWR 101; OR ESLR 320 AND ESLW 320.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines the development of social identities in diverse societies, including theoretical and practical implications of oppression and privilege as they apply to young children, families, early childhood programs, and teaching practices. Various classroom strategies are explored emphasizing culturally and linguistically appropriate anti-bias approaches supporting all children in becoming competent members of a diverse society. It also includes self-examination and reflection on issues related to social identity, stereotypes and bias, social and educational access, media, and schooling. (C-ID ECE 230)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECA.CervantesARC MAIN CDC 35010012Textbook
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECA.CervantesARC MAIN CDC 35011872Textbook
T06:00PM-09:05PMLECN.HallARC MAIN HeEd 70111873Textbook
Th06:00PM-09:05PMLECL.HickmanOff Campus Natomas/Ik A20210959Textbook

ECE 495    Independent Studies in Early Childhood Education    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABTBA TBA TBA20479Textbook

Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: September 18, 2018