Fall 2015 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 22-Dec 17
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC J.Mulhern            CRC MAIN CDC 126         13749 
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Sa        12:30PM-03:35PM LEC S.Ballard            CRC MAIN CDC 126         14614 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC J.Mulhern            CRC MAIN CDC 126         14738 Textbook
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC L.Doyle              CRC MAIN BS 125          19402 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 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: Eight Week - First, Aug 22-Oct 14
Sa        08:30AM-03:40PM LEC E.Otiono             CRC MAIN M 200           14739 
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Eight Saturday meeting dates are August 22, August 29, September 5, September 12, September 19, September 26, October 3 and October 10. Class meeting time includes a sixty minute meal period and breaks.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Ballard            CRC MAIN CDC 126         14333 Textbook
 

TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC I.Dimond             CRC MAIN BS 159          14778 Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Mulhern            CRC MAIN BS 128          14334 Textbook
 

TBA       TBA             LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN Online          14519 Textbook
Online class.
Class requires weekly participation in the online discussion forums (it is not a self-paced class). Students must take the online orientation at eLearning by following the URL: http://elearning.losrios.edu The page prompts you for your login information. The professor will contact you by email one week before the start of the semester with further information and accessibility to the course. For additional online course information, http://www.crc.losrios.edu/de


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

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 or 103; or ESLL 320, ESLR 320, ESLW 320.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area D7; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area 4G
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. (C-ID CDEV 110)

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 11
Sa        08:30AM-03:45PM LEC E.Otiono             CRC MAIN M 200           14740 
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Seven Saturday meeting dates are October 17,October 24, October 31, November 7, November 14, November 21 and December 5. Class meeting time includes a sixty minute meal period and breaks.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Mulhern            CRC MAIN CDC 126         14478 Textbook
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Mulhern            CRC MAIN BS 125          14335 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN Online          19921 Textbook
Online Class. Online Orientation. Class requires weekly participation in the online discussion forums (it is not a self-paced 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. The professor will contact you by email one week before the start of the semester with further information and accessibility to the course. For additional online course information go to http://www.crc.losrios.edu/de .


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 22-Dec 17
T         07:00PM-08:50PM LEC L.Violett            CRC MAIN CDC 126         18988 
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TBA       TBA             LAB L.Violett            Off Campus Off Site        
LAB TBA refers to a total of 108 scheduled supervised lab hours 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 22, 2014 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 the 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 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 22-Dec 17
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN CDC 126         14776 
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ECE 331    Care and Education of Infants and Toddlers    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 22-Dec 17
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC V.Rivera-Carpenter   CRC MAIN CDC 126         14331 
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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 22-Dec 17
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC L.Violett            CRC MAIN CDC 126         14476 
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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 22-Dec 17
Sa        08:30AM-11:35AM LEC S.Wright-MacColl     CRC MAIN CDC 126         19432 
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TBA       TBA             LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN Online          14777 Textbook

Online class
Online class. (Add class note)
Students must take the online orientation at eLearning by following the URL: http://elearning.losrios.edu. This page prompts you for your login information. The professor will contact you by email one week before the start of the semester with further information and accessibility to the course. 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)
Enrollment Limitation: Under California laws (Title 22 and Title 5) any persons working directly with children have to give proof of current Tuberculosis clearance.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces students to the concepts and issues related to teaching diverse learners in today's contemporary schools, Kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12). Course content includes 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, as well as observation skills, communication skills, diversity and social issues. In addition to class time, the course requires a minimum of 45 scheduled hours of structured fieldwork in public elementary school classrooms that represent California's diverse student population, and includes cooperation with campus-approved certificated classroom teachers. Students' fieldwork experiences will integrate and apply the course content. Before beginning field placement, students must show proof of TB clearance.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
T         03:30PM-05:20PM LEC L.Violett            CRC MAIN CDC 126         14616 
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TBA       TBA             LEC L.Violett            CRC MAIN Online          14616 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB L.Violett            Off Campus Off Site        
Hybrid Class - Partly Online/Partly Classroom
Instructor and students have both classroom meetings and online activities.

Once enrolled, students will be required to attend nine on-campus lecture meetings on Tuesday, 3:30-5:20 p.m. on August 25; September 1, 8 and 22; October 6 and 20; November 3 and 17; and December 1; and final exam on December 15 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

LAB TBA - To receive credit for this class, students must complete 54 scheduled supervised lab hours attend 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 22-Dec 17
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN CDC 126         14775 
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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 22-Dec 17
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC C.Allen              CRC MAIN CDC 126         14681 
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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 22-Dec 17
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC I.Dimond             CRC MAIN SCI 215         14548 
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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 22-Dec 17
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN Online          14510 
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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. The professor will contact you by email one week before the start of the semester with further information and accessibility to the course. 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 22-Dec 17
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN CDC 126         14128 
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M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC I.Dimond             CRC MAIN CDC 126         13753 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 15-Dec 11
M         07:00PM-09:05PM LEC E.Otiono             CRC MAIN BS 125          18990 
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ECE 498    Work Experience in Early Childhood Education    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals in Early Childhood Education.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in their major field of study or advancement within their career. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes 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. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to participate in a weekly 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. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
T         12:30PM-01:20PM LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN WIN 106         14514 
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W         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN WIN 106         14515 Textbook
 

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14516 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, August 28th, 10:00 a.m.-12:15 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

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14400 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Monday, August 31st, 6:30 p.m.- 8:45 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

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14542 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Thursday, August 27th, 6:30 p.m.-8:45 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 24-Dec 17
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14295 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Thursday, September 24th, 6:30 p.m.- 8:45 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 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: November 12, 2015