Fall 2013 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 childrens behavior.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC L.Violett            CRC MAIN CDC 126         13664 
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Sa        12:30PM-03:35PM LEC E.Otiono             CRC MAIN CDC 126         14722 Textbook
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC C.Short              CRC MAIN CAC 132         14958 Textbook


ECE 312    Child Development    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 or 103; or ESLL 320, ESLR 320, and ESLW 320.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area D7; CSU Area D9; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area ; IGETC Area ; IGETC Area ; IGETC Area 4G; IGETC Area 4I
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. (C-ID CDEV 100)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
Sa        08:30AM-11:35AM LEC E.Otiono             CRC MAIN CDC 126         14959 
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MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Ballard            CRC MAIN CDC 126         14335 Textbook
 

TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC I.Dimond             CRC MAIN L 112           18821 Textbook
Interactive Television Class.
Students not in classroom must phone in at beginning of class hour. Attendance number is (916) 691-7771. Testing is done on campus. For more information about interactive television classes please visit www.crc.losrios.edu/de

W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC C.Allen              CRC MAIN CAC 132         14336 Textbook
 

TBA       TBA             LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN Online          14584 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


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 24-Dec 19
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC S.Ballard            CRC MAIN CDC 126         14527 
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Sa        12:30PM-03:35PM LEC S.Ballard            CRC MAIN M 200           14960 Textbook
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC C.Short              CRC MAIN BS 125          14337 Textbook


ECE 320    Curriculum and Interactions in Early Childhood Education    4 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 300, 312, and 326 with grades of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Under California laws (Title 22) any persons 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 the 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. (C-ID ECE 130) (C-ID ECE 130)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
T         07:00PM-08:50PM LEC L.Violett            CRC MAIN CDC 126         14046 
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TBA       TBA             LAB L.Violett             TBA TBA                   
LAB TBA refers to 6.50 hours per week to be assigned to the CRC Child Development Center OR Los Rios Regional Mentor sites OR approved worksites that meet the ECE department guidelines.

MANDATORY ORIENTATION:Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m. in BS-159. All enrolled and waitlist students are required to attend this mandatory orientation as a prerequisite to be admitted to the course. Enrolled students and waitlist students that do not attend this meeting will risk losing a seat in class or position on the waitlist. All students must bring the following paperwork to be considered for lab placement:
1) Current TB test 2) Current Transcripts 3) Proof of Registration.
Priority placement will be given to students who bring complete paperwork with them to the mandatory orientation.


ECE 322    Promoting Children's Social Competence    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. The course includes strategies for understanding and responding to children's behavior in ways that are congruent with the core values of early childhood education. Concepts of guidance relating to typical and atypical development, culture, and environment will be presented. Developmental stages of children's behavior, positive guidance strategies and teaching social-emotional skills are included.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN Online          14962 
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Class requires weekly participation in the online discussion forums (it is not a self-paced class). Students must take the online orienation at eLearning by following the 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


ECE 326    Making Learning Visible Through Observation and Documentation    3 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 312 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 childrenās 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. (C-ID ECE 200)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN CDC 126         14585 
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MW        03:30PM-04:50PM LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN CDC 126         18819 Textbook


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 24-Dec 19
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Ishiura            CRC MAIN CDC 126         14332 
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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: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC L.Violett            CRC MAIN CDC 126         14525 
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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 24-Dec 19
T         05:30PM-06:45PM LEC L.Violett            CRC MAIN CDC 126         18820 
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TBA       TBA             LEC L.Violett            CRC MAIN Online          18820 Textbook
Hybrid Class - Partly Online/Partly Classroom Instructor and students have both classroom meetings and online activities.
Students must also participate in 14 class meetings online through class discussions on eLearning http://elearning.losrios.edu


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: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
Th        03:00PM-04:50PM LEC L.Violett            CRC MAIN CDC 126         14724 
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TBA       TBA             LEC L.Violett            CRC MAIN Online          14724 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB L.Violett             TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class - Partly Online/Partly Classroom
Instructor and students have both classroom meetings and online activities.

Mandatory Orientation: Saturday, August 24, 2013, from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. in Room BS-159

All enrolled and waitlist students are required to attend this orientation as a prerequisite to be admitted to the course. All enrolled and waitlist students that do not attend this meeting will risk losing a seat in class or position on waitlist.

Once enrolled, students will be required to attend eight on-campus lecture meetings on Thursdays, 3:00-4:50 p.m. on August 29; September 12 and 26; October 10 and 24; November 7 and 21; and December 5; and final exam on December 19 from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.; and participate in class assignments and weekly class discussions online through eLearning at http://elearning.losrios.edu
Field Experience TBA - To receive credit for this class, students must attend three hours of field experience lab per week assigned to John Reith Elementary School. Attendance will be taken. Information about the lab field experience will be explained at the mandatory orientation.


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 24-Dec 19
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN CDC 126         18818 
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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 24-Dec 19
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC C.Allen              CRC MAIN CDC 126         14828 
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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 24-Dec 19
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC I.Dimond             CRC MAIN LRC 104         14616 
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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 24-Dec 19
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC S.Wright-MacColl     CRC MAIN BS 128          13665 
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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 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: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN Online          14571 
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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


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. (C-ID ECE 230)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN CDC 126         14082 
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M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC I.Dimond             CRC MAIN CDC 126         13668 Textbook


ECE 455    Environment Rating Scales in Early Childhood Programs    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
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: Eight Week - Second, Oct 19-Dec 13
Th        07:00PM-09:20PM LEC M.Kress              CRC MAIN BS 119          20107 
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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 24-Dec 19
T         12:30PM-01:20PM LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN WIN 106         14578 
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TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos              TBA TBA                 14578 Textbook
 

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14610 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Saturday, August 31, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. WIN-106
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

W         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN WIN 106         14579 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos              TBA TBA                 14579 Textbook
 

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14580 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Saturday, August 31, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. WIN-106
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             CRC MAIN Online          14422 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Thursday, August 29, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. WIN-106
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 21-Dec 19
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14285 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Saturday, September 21, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. WIN-106
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 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: December 13, 2013