Spring 2013 Class Schedule (ARC)



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

Prerequisite: None.
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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.White              ARC MAIN CDC 350         10007 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Chesbro            ARC MAIN CDC 350         10006 Textbook
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC C.Chesbro            ARC MAIN CDC 350         12439 Textbook
Th        12:00PM-03:05PM LEC M.Jones              ARC MAIN HeEd 701        10005 Textbook
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC D.Ward               ARC MAIN HeEd 701        10008 Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Carter             Off Campus Natomas N203  11878 Textbook


ECE 312    Child Development    3 Units

Same As: PSYC 372
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
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 environment. 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.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 19-May 16
TTh       06:00PM-09:10PM LEC T.Stevens            Off Campus Natomas N202  18917 
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Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Brown-Wood         ARC MAIN HeEd 701        10013 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC R.Knight             ARC MAIN HeEd 701        10011 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Daniels            ARC MAIN HeEd 701        10012 Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC L.Carr               ARC MAIN CDC 350         11884 Textbook
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC L.Duerr              Off Campus Natomas/Ik A207 11881 Textbook


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

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or ENGWR 103, and ENGRD 116; or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320; with a grade of "C" or better.
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 within the community. The focus is on the impact of parenting style, marriage and transitions within the family, culture, school, 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Cervantes          ARC MAIN CDC 350         10975 
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W         12:00PM-03:05PM LEC A.Cervantes          ARC MAIN HeEd 701        10014 Textbook
T         12:30PM-03:35PM LEC A.Cervantes          ARC MAIN HeEd 701        18916 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC M.McDermott          ARC MAIN HeEd 701        10015 Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC L.Watkins            Off Campus Natomas/Ik A201 11885 Textbook


ECE 320    Curriculum and Interactions in Early Childhood Education    4 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 300 and either ECE 312 or PSYCH 372 with a grade of "C" or better.
Enrollment Limitation: Current tuberculosis clearance.
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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
T         12:30PM-02:35PM LEC M.Jones              ARC MAIN CDC 350         10246 
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W         06:00PM-08:05PM LEC M.Jones              Off Campus Natomas N203  19092 Textbook
IMPORTANT: Students must register for one section each of LEC (lecture) and one of the following LAB (laboratory) sections.

Mandatory Orientation: Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 06:30PM-08:00PM ARC Main Campus CDC 350
All ECE 320 students must attend this orientation.

ARC Child Development Center
MW        07:30AM-10:35AM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 10247

ARC Child Development Center
MW        09:00AM-12:05PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 11731

ARC Child Development Center
MW        12:00PM-03:05PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 13113

ARC Child Development Center
MW        01:00PM-04:05PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12272

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       08:00AM-11:05AM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12273

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       02:00PM-05:05PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12276

ARC Child Development Center
MW        08:00AM-11:05AM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 19093

ARC Child Development Center
MW        09:30AM-12:35PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 19094

ARC Child Development Center
MW        02:00PM-05:05PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 19095

ARC Child Development Center
MW        07:30AM-10:35AM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 19096

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       09:00AM-12:05PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 19097

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       12:00PM-03:05PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 19098

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       01:00PM-04:05PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 19099

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       09:30AM-12:35PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 12958

Community Placement
MW        12:00PM-03:05PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 12952
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at orientation.

Community Placement
TTh       12:00PM-03:05PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 12954
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at orientation.

Community Placement
MW        08:00AM-11:05AM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 19100
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at orientation.

Community Placement
TTh       08:00AM-11:05AM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 19101
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at orientation.


Worksite Placement
MW        08:00AM-11:05AM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 12955

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 orientation.

Worksite Placement
TTh       08:00AM-11:05AM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 12957

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 orientation.

Worksite Placement
MW        12:00PM-03:05PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 19102

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 orientation.

Worksite Placement
TTh       12:00PM-03:05PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 19103

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 orientation.


ECE 321     Advanced Practicum in Early Childhood Education    4 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 320 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Current Tuberculosis clearance.
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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
W         12:30PM-02:35PM LEC L.Chow               ARC MAIN CDC 350         19794 
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W         07:00PM-09:05PM LEC L.Chow               ARC MAIN CDC 350         10250 Textbook
IMPORTANT: Students must register for one section of LEC (lecture) and one of the following LAB (laboratory) sections.

Mandatory Orientation: Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 06:30PM-08:00PM CDC 350
All ECE 321 students must attend this orientation.

ARC Child Development Center
MW        07:30AM-10:35AM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12526

ARC Child Development Center
MW        08:00AM-11:05AM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 19796

ARC Child Development Center
MW        09:00AM-12:05PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12528

ARC Child Development Center
MW        01:00PM-04:05PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 19797

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       07:30AM-10:35AM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 19798

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       08:00AM-11:05AM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12283

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       09:00AM-12:05PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 19799

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       01:00PM-04:05PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12285

Community Placement
MW        08:00AM-11:05AM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 10251
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at orientation.

Community Placement
TTh       08:00AM-11:05AM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 19800
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at orientation.

Community Placement
MW        12:00PM-03:05PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 19801
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at orientation.

Community Placement
TTh       12:00PM-03:05PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 13116
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at orientation.


Worksite Placement
MW        08:00AM-11:05AM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12530

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 orientation.

Worksite Placement
TTh       08:00AM-11:05AM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 19806

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 orientation.

Worksite Placement
MW        12:00PM-03:05PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 19807

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 orientation.

Worksite Placement
TTh       12:00PM-03:05PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12960

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 orientation.


ECE 325    Guidance and Discipline for Young Children    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on early childhood guidance and discipline through examination of theories, research and practical application for teachers in early childhood classrooms and parents at home. Developmental stages of children's behavior, positive discipline techniques and teaching social emotional skills are included.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC D.Johnston           ARC MAIN CDC 350         11381 
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ECE 326    Making Learning Visible Through Observation and Documentation    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course applies 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC D.Jeske              Off Campus Natomas/Ik A207 12746 
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ECE 331    Education and Care of Infants in Group Settings    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course applies current research in infant development to the teaching and care of infants in group settings. Emphasis is on early childhood education principles and practices when applied to the care and education of infants from birth to 36 months of age. It includes strategies for designing, implementing, and evaluating group care programs for infants.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
Th        12:30PM-03:35PM LEC M.Maguire-Fong       ARC MAIN CDC 350         10527 
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TBA       TBA             LEC M.Maguire-Fong       ARC MAIN Online          18936 Textbook
NOTE: Mandatory Online Orientation. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online



ECE 343    Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 116 and ENGWR 102
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course prepares early childhood educators and others working with young children to recognize, understand, and enhance the emergent language and literacy experiences and skills of young children. The knowledge of developmentally appropriate language and literacy practices improves early childhood educators' ability to support young children in the early years (birth to five years) to build a strong foundation for learning to read and write in the primary grades. Topics include an overview of the teachers' role in developing appropriate language and literacy experiences for young children, including ways to support the child learning English as a second language.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.Kress              Off Campus Natomas/Ik A207 18919 
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ECE 358    Activities for the School-Age Child (Six to Fourteen Years)    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on design, implementation and evaluation of developmentally appropriate activities for the school age child (K-8). Curriculum areas include games, construction, art, music and movement, science and nature, and drama. It explores other topics including cooperative program planning, environments, guidance techniques and the importance of positive interpersonal relationships between the adults and the children in the program.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.Williams           Off Campus Natomas/Ik A119 18920 
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ECE 363    Music and Movement with Young Children    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on the use of music and movement with children from infancy to age eight in group settings. Theoretical perspectives are reviewed and blended with practical applications that the teacher of young children can use to form a classroom community of learners, manage classroom behavior, and facilitate transitions. Topics include developing music and movement experience plans and creating musical instruments from inexpensive, readily available materials. It also explores music and movement as ways to involve children with cultural diversity and traditions.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Daniels            ARC MAIN HeEd 700        18937 
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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 provides a broad overview of the characteristics, assessment techniques, methods of intervention, community and family resources, and current issues of young children (from birth to age eight) with special needs. The focus is to increase the awareness and understanding of children's individual needs in an early childhood setting and to provide practical information to those currently involved with children with special needs. Observations in public or private children's centers, schools, and agencies may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC D.Johnston           ARC MAIN HeEd 700        12097 
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ECE 415    Children's Health, Safety and Nutrition    3 Units

Same As: NUTRI 320
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
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. Course emphasis is placed on 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Schirmer           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 103  18981 
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W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.Schultz            Off Campus Natomas/Ik A201 19660 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Chou               ARC MAIN Online          18982 Textbook


ECE 420    Administration of Child Development Centers    3 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 300 with a grade of "C" or better; and either ECE 312 or PSYC 372 with grades of "C" or better; Or, BA in Child Development or related field from a regionally accredited college or university.
Advisory: ECE 320
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This introductory course focuses on the elements of program planning, budgeting, supervision and personnel administration for schools and private child development centers serving children and families.This course satisfies the administration requirement of the California Title 22 Health and Safety Code, and satisfies three of the six units of the administration requirement of the Title 5 Education Code and the California Commission for Teacher Credentialing.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC L.Hathaway           Off Campus Natomas/Ik A104 18921 
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ECE 424    Adult Supervision: Mentoring in a Collaborative Learning Setting    2 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 314 and 320 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course covers principles and strategies for teachers who supervise the work of other teachers in early childhood education. Emphasis is on the role of the mentor teacher working collaboratively to guide a teaching team or individual within a classroom setting. This course satisfies the adult supervision requirement for the Child Development Master Teacher Permit and Site Supervisor permits issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 19-Apr 10
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Williams           ARC MAIN CDC 350         19808 
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ECE 430    Culture and Diversity in Early Childhood Education    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Cervantes          ARC MAIN CDC 350         19809 
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M         12:30PM-03:35PM LEC A.Cervantes          ARC MAIN CDC 350         10016 Textbook
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC D.Ward               Off Campus Natomas/Ik A104 12747 Textbook


ECE 455    Environment Rating Scales in Early Childhood Programs    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course examines Environment Rating Scales (Infant/Toddler, Early Childhood, School Age Programs and Family Child Care) as a tool for quality improvement in a variety of child development programs. Emphasis is given to theory and best practices in order to evaluate classrooms, materials, and interactions between adults and children.

Schedule: Other Term, Apr 11-May 16
Th        07:00PM-09:50PM LEC M.Kress              ARC MAIN CDC 350         18938 
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ECE 495    Independent Studies in Early Childhood Education    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
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, Jan 19-May 22
TBA       TBA             LEC L.Chow                TBA TBA                 20129 
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Spring 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: May 30, 2013