Fall 2010 Class Schedule (CRC)



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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, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC L.Violett            CRC MAIN CDC 126         18522 
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MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC S.Wright-MacColl     CRC MAIN CDC 126         21062 Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC C.Allen              CRC MAIN BS 129          30156 Textbook


ECE 312    Child Development    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101; or ESLL 320, ESLR 320, and ESLW 320.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area D2; CSU Area E; IGETC Area 4
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines the major physical, psychosocial, and cognitive/language developmental milestones for children, both typical and atypical, from conception to adolescence. There will be an emphasis on interactions between maturation processes and environmental factors. While studying developmental theory and investigative research methodologies, students will observe children, evaluate individual differences and analyze characteristics of development at various stages.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC S.Ballard            CRC MAIN CDC 126         20344 
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MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC L.Garner             CRC MAIN CDC 126         20346 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC M.Norwood            CRC MAIN CDC 126         20346 Textbook
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC E.Otiono             CRC MAIN CAC 132         20348 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC E.Silva              CRC MAIN Online          21420 Textbook
Online class.
Students must take the online orientation at eLearning by following the URL: http://elearning.losrios.edu This page prompts you for your login information. You will then go to the course, read the syllabus and send Professor Silva an email at silvae@crc.losrios.edu that informs her that you are enrolled and have the appropriate information to proceed in the class. This needs to be completed the first week of class in order for you to remain in the class.
For additional online course information go to http://www.crc.losrios.edu/de
NOTE: To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204 or BS-145A; otherwise, you MUST have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: (1) Connection to the Internet, (2) e-mail account, and (3) Microsoft Word software

TBA       TBA             LEC E.Silva              Off Campus Online        30823 Textbook
Online Class with Amador Learning Center located at Independence High School, 525 Independence Dr., Sutter Creek CA 95685, Phone (209) 223-6330. Students must take the online orientation at eLearning by following the URL: http://elearning.losrios.edu This page prompts you for your login information. You will then go to the course, read the syllabus and send Professor Silva an e-mail at silvae@crc.losrios.edu that informs her that you are enrolled and have the appropriate information to proceed in the class. This needs to be completed the first week of class in order for you to remain in the class.
For additional online course information go to http://www.crc.losrios.edu/de
NOTE: To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204 or BS-145A; otherwise, you MUST have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: (1) Connection to the Internet, (2) e-mail account (3) Microsoft Word software


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

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101; or ESLL 320, ESLR 320, ESLW 320.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area D2; CSU Area E; IGETC Area 4
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a historical and current examination of the developing child in a societal context focusing on the interrelationship of family, school and community. The process of socialization and identity development will be highlighted, showing the importance of respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Ballard            CRC MAIN CDC 126         21120 
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M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC E.Otiono             CRC MAIN BS 128          20350 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN Online          30157 Textbook
Online class.
Students must take the online orientation at eLearning by following the URL: http://elearning.losrios.edu This page prompts you for your login information. You will then go to the course, read the syllabus and send Professor Beloglovsky an email at beloglm@crc.losrios.edu that informs her that you are enrolled and have the appropriate information to proceed in the class. This needs to be completed the first week of class in order for you to remain in the class.
For additional online course information go to http://www.crc.losrios.edu/de
NOTE: To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204 or BS-145A; otherwise, you MUST have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: (1) Connection to the Internet, (2) e-mail account, and (3) Microsoft Word software

TBA       TBA             LEC M.Beloglovsky        Off Campus Online        30824 Textbook
Online Class with Amador Learning Center located at Independence High School, 525 Independence Dr., Sutter Creek CA 95685, Phone (209) 223-6330. Students must take the online orientation at eLearning by following the URL: http://elearning.losrios.edu This page prompts you for your login information. You will then go to the course, read the syllabus and send Professor Beloglovsky an e-mail at beloglm@crc.losrios.edu that informs her that you are enrolled and have the appropriate information to proceed in the class. This needs to be completed the first week of class in order for you to remain in the class.
For additional online course information go to http://www.crc.losrios.edu/de
NOTE: To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204 or BS-145A; otherwise, you MUST have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: (1) Connection to the Internet, (2) e-mail account, and (3) Microsoft Word software


ECE 320    Curriculum and Interactions in Early Childhood Education    4 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 300 and 312 with grades of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Under California laws (Title 22) any person working directly with children have to give proof of 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. This course is approved as the required programs and curriculum core course specified in Title 22 of the Health and Safety Code of the Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division and Title 5 Department of Education regulations. Before beginning lab assignments, students must show proof of TB clearance.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
W         07:00PM-08:50PM LEC L.Violett            CRC MAIN CDC 126         19448 
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TBA       TBA             LAB L.Violett             TBA TBA                   
LAB TBA refers to 6.75 hours per week to be arranged with Professor Violett.
Required attendance for on campus orientation. Wednesday, August 18, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., L-111 (Library)
Priority placement will be given to students who bring complete paperwork:
1) Current TB test 2) Current Transcripts 3) Proof of Registration


ECE 321     Advanced Practicum in Early Childhood Education    4 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 300, 312, and 320 with grades of "C" or better
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 and 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. In an early childhood setting and under the guidance of a mentor teacher, students will build on introductory experiences offered in ECE 320. Students will be assigned to the campus child development centers or centers with approved mentor teachers for the supervised laboratory experience. Lecture and laboratory components provide opportunities to plan, provision, and supervise the overall learning setting. Course work is aimed at mastering classroom leadership in the areas of child observation, documentation of children's work, child assessment, and guidance of behavior, group management, collaborative teaching and effective oversight of long-term study projects. Before beginning lab assignments, students must show proof of TB clearance.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
T         07:00PM-08:50PM LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN CDC 126         21108 
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TBA       TBA             LAB M.Beloglovsky         TBA TBA                   
LAB TBA refers to 6.75 hours per week to be arranged with Professor Beloglovsky.
Required attendance for on campus orientation. Wednesday, August 18, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., L-111 (Library)
Priority placement will be given to students who bring complete paperwork:
1) Current TB test 2) Current Transcripts 3) Proof of Registration


ECE 326    Making Learning Visible Through Observation and Documentation    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
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 also 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, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN CDC 126         21424 
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ECE 331    Education and Care of Infants in Group Settings    3 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 312 or 330 with a grade of "C" or better.
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. Early childhood education principles and practices are emphasized in the application of care and education of infants from birth to three years of age. Students will learn strategies for designing, implementing, and evaluating group care programs for infants and toddlers.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Ishiura            CRC MAIN BS 128          20334 
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ECE 342    Constructive Math and Science in Early Childhood Education    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: The course is an introduction to the constructivist approach to teaching pre-math and science in early childhood education. The content and teaching techniques support the perspective that children construct knowledge through a dynamic, interactive process that facilitates their development of working theories relating to math and science.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 28-Dec 11
Sa        09:00AM-02:50PM LEC L.Violett            CRC MAIN CDC 126         21112 
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Nine class meetings are held August 28, September 11 and 25, October 9 and 23, November 6 and 20, December 4 and 11. A thirty minute meal period is included with each meeting.


ECE 343    Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course will prepare current or future early childhood educators and caregivers to understand and enhance the emergent literacy experiences of young children. The knowledge of developmentally appropriate literacy practices will improve the early childhood educators' abilities to prepare children from birth to age 5 for reading and writing in the primary grades.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TBA       TBA             LEC L.Violett            CRC MAIN Online          21114 
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Online class.
Online Orientation. For additional online course information go to http://www.crc.losrios.edu/de


ECE 350    Introduction to Elementary Teaching with Field Experience    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ECE 312
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a career exploration course with an early field experience for those students considering the field of K-8 teaching. It includes a supervised field placement and four hours weekly in a local elementary school in addition to weekly class meetings on campus. It will also fulfill one of the early field experiences for the CSUS blended liberal studies major. Course content includes the profession and culture of teaching, observation skills, communication skills, diversity and social issues among others. Students' field experiences will integrate and apply the course content. Students will also complete a service learning project at participating schools.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 25-Dec 15
W         05:00PM-06:50PM LEC L.Violett            CRC MAIN BS 159          20516 
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TBA       TBA             LAB L.Violett            CRC MAIN Online            
Hybrid Class - Partly Online/Partly Classroom
Enrolled students are required to attend nine on campus class meetings August 25, September 1, 8, 29; October 13 and 27; November 10 and 13; December 1, and participate in class assignments and weekly class discussions online through eLearning at http://elearning.losrios.edu For additional online course information go to http://www.crc.losrios.edu/de


ECE 365    Creative Projects and Experiences for Young Children    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course prepares teachers in early childhood education with strategies for promoting children's creativity through experiential projects and experiences. The focus will be on observing children's natural ways of exploring their environment and on the learning strategies needed to facilitate and document children's learning and emerging skills. Students will evaluate and design creative early childhood environments which promote a project approach and a Reggio Emilia perspective.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN CDC 126         21426 
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ECE 404    Children with Special Needs    3 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 312 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed to provide a broad overview of the characteristics, assessment techniques, methods of intervention, natural environments , community and family resources, and current issues of children from birth to adolescence with diverse abilities and disabilities. The focus is to increase the awareness and understanding of individual needs and strengths in an early childhood and after school setting. Focus on full inclusion as a support to development will be emphasized. Observations in public and private children's centers, schools and agencies are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC C.Allen              CRC MAIN CDC 126         21116 
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ECE 415    Children's Health, Safety and Nutrition    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: The key components that ensure the health, safety, and nutrition of both children and staff will be identified along with the importance of collaboration with families and health professionals. Students will be introduced to early childhood curriculum, 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, including injury prevention, accident reporting, infectious diseases control, sanitation and emergency procedures and evacuation.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC I.Dimond             CRC MAIN BS 120          30177 
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ECE 420    Administration of Child Development Centers    3 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 320 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This is an introductory course in the elements of program planning, budgeting, supervision and personnel administration for public and private centers and schools serving young children.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TBA       TBA             LEC E.Silva              CRC MAIN Online          18524 
Textbook
Online class.
Students must take the online orientation at eLearning by following the URL: http://elearning.losrios.edu This page prompts you for your login information. You will then go to the course, read the syllabus and send Professor Silva an email at silvae@crc.losrios.edu that informs her that you are enrolled and have the appropriate information to proceed in the class. This needs to be completed the first week of class in order for you to remain in the class.
For additional online course information go to http://www.crc.losrios.edu/de
NOTE: To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204 or BS-145A; otherwise, you MUST have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: (1) Connection to the Internet, (2) e-mail account, and (3) Microsoft Word software


ECE 424    Adult Supervision: Mentoring in a Collaborative Learning Setting    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course is a study of the methods and principles of collaborative learning, with emphasis on supervising adults working in early care and education centers. Special attention is placed on the role of a mentor as a reflective practitioner who is open to professional development and who has a keen understanding of classroom practice that is effective and supports individual strengths for children, families and colleagues. This course satisfies the adult supervision requirement for receiving a supervising teacher permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 09-Dec 16
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN Online          21344 
Textbook
Online class.
Students must take the online orientation at eLearning by following the URL: http://elearning.losrios.edu This page prompts you for your login information. You will then go to the course, read the syllabus and send Professor Beloglovsky an email at beloglm@crc.losrios.edu that informs her that you are enrolled and have the appropriate information to proceed in the class. This needs to be completed the first week of class in order for you to remain in the class.
For additional online course information go to http://www.crc.losrios.edu/de
NOTE: To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204 or BS-145A; otherwise, you MUST have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: (1) Connection to the Internet, (2) e-mail account, and (3) Microsoft Word software


ECE 430    Culture and Diversity in Early Childhood Education    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); AA/AS Area VI
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers culturally responsive care and education in early childhood settings. It includes the study of socio-cultural, and political issues as they vary across the diverse cultures represented in the classroom and how they impact a child's development. Included are strategies for helping children negotiate and resolve conflicts caused by cultural differences, with a focus on using an anti-bias approach in the classroom. The contribution of historically underrepresented groups to society will be addressed with the intention of promoting the concepts of equality, justice and inclusion for all aspects of human diversity (culture, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and age). Teaching strategies which prevent and eliminate the development of prejudice and racism in growing children will be covered.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN CDC 126         19602 
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M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC I.Dimond             CRC MAIN CDC 126         18530 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, Oct 16-Nov 13
Sa        09:00AM-02:50PM LEC J.Ishiura             TBA TBA                 30183 
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Three class meetings are held in CDC-126 on October 16, October 30, and November 13. A thirty minute meal period is included with each class meeting.


ECE 498    Work Experience in Early Childhood Education    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within their current job. Course content will include understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms, which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the course of the semester, the student is required to fulfill an 18 hour orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. The course may be taken again when there is new or expanded learning on the job for a maximum of 16 units.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      21388 
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Students must participate in mandatory weekly class meetings on Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.- 1:20 p.m. BS-163

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      21390 Textbook
Students must participate in mandatory weekly class meetings on Wednesday, 6:00 p.m.-6:50 p.m. BS -160

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      21392 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, August 27, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. T-113A
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/
For information, e-mail Professor Amy Avalos avalosa@crc.losrios.edu
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet, 2) e-mail account

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      20650 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, August 27, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. T-113A
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/
For information, e-mail Professor Amy Avalos avalosa@crc.losrios.edu
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet, 2) e-mail account

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 17-Dec 16
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      20172 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, September 17, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. T-113A
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/
For information, e-mail Professor Amy Avalos avalosa@crc.losrios.edu
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet, 2) e-mail account

Schedule: Other Term, Oct 16-Dec 16
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      30171 Textbook
Hybrid class - Partly Online/Partly Classroom. Students must participate in Online lectures and four mandatory classroom meetings Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. in T-116 on October 16 and 23, November 20 and December 11.
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/
For information, e-mail Professor Amy Avalos avalosa@crc.losrios.edu
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet, 2) e-mail account

Fall 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: November 18, 2010