Spring 2012 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, Jan 14-May 16
Sa        12:30PM-03:35PM LEC C.Short              CRC MAIN CDC 126         14204 
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MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC L.Violett            CRC MAIN CDC 126         19611 Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC C.Short              CRC MAIN BS 129          14205 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, Jan 14-May 16
Sa        08:30AM-11:35AM LEC E.Otiono             CRC MAIN CAC 230         14857 
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MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Ballard            CRC MAIN CDC 126         14858 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC I.Dimond             CRC MAIN L 112           20266 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 D.Ward               CRC MAIN BS 129          14859 Textbook


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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC S.Ballard            CRC MAIN CDC 126         14860 
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Sa        12:00PM-03:05PM LEC E.Otiono             CRC MAIN CAC 230         15466 Textbook
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC D.Ward               CRC MAIN CDC 126         14861 Textbook


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, Jan 14-May 16
W         07:00PM-08:50PM LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN CDC 126         14602 
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TBA       TBA             LAB M.Beloglovsky         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.
All ECE 320 Lab students MUST attend a MANDATORY ORIENTATION, which will count as the first class meeting on Saturday, January 14, 2012 from 12:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m. in LRC-105. Enrolled students that do not attend this meeting will be DROPPED from the class. 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 class meeting.


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, Jan 14-May 16
T         07:00PM-08:50PM LEC L.Violett            CRC MAIN CDC 126         15091 
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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.
All ECE 321 Lab students MUST attend a MANDATORY ORIENTATION, which will count as the first class meeting on Saturday, January 14, 2012 from 12:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m. in LRC-105. Enrolled students that do not attend this meeting will be DROPPED from the class. 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 class meeting.


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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN CDC 126         20267 
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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 childrens 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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN CDC 126         15187 
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ECE 330    Infant Development    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers infant development from conception through three years of age. Students will apply current research to the preparation for conception, birth, and raising children in the first three years of life. Students will learn strategies for caring for infants at each developmental stage. This course is for parents or professionals working with infants in health fields, education, or social services.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC C.Allen              CRC MAIN BS 113          15093 
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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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC L.Violett            CRC MAIN CDC 126         15590 
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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, Jan 14-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC L.Violett            CRC MAIN Online          19613 
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Online class.


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, Jan 19-May 10
Th        03:30PM-05:20PM LEC L.Violett            CRC MAIN CDC 126         14900 
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TBA       TBA             LEC L.Violett            CRC MAIN Online          14900 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB L.Violett             TBA TBA                   
Hybrid class - Partly Online/Partly Classroom
Enrolled students are required to attend nine on campus class meetings held January 19 and 26; February 9 and 23; March 8 and 22; April 12 and 26; and May 10, and also participate in class assignments and one hour of weekly class discussions online through eLearning http://elearning.losrios.edu LAB TBA refers to three hours per week to be assigned to John Reith Elementary School.


ECE 356    Programs for the School-Age Child    3 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 312 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course will present the fundamentals of planning, implementing and evaluating programs for before- and after-school care of school-age children (K-6). Course emphasis is on developmental levels, age-appropriate activities and day-to-day program operation. A field trip may be utilized to enhance classroom instruction.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
Sa        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC S.Ballard            CRC MAIN CDC 126         20268 
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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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN CDC 126         15094 
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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, Jan 14-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN Online          15095 
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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. 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 me 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 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, Jan 14-May 16
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC I.Dimond             CRC MAIN BS 125          14856 
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ECE 422    Advanced Coordination and Supervision of Child Development Programs    3 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 420 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This is an advanced course in administration and coordination of multi-faceted Child Development Programs. The emphasis of the course will be on publicly funded programs and personnel management. This course meets the requirements of the Education Code under Title 5, and the Commission of Teacher Credentialing.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Ishiura            CRC MAIN BS 159          15096 
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ECE 430    Culture and Diversity in Early Childhood Education    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b) (effective Summer 2010); 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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN CDC 126         14660 
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M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC I.Dimond             CRC MAIN CDC 126         14208 Textbook


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, Jan 14-May 16
T         12:30PM-01:20PM LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN BS 163          15333 
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TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos              TBA TBA                 15333 Textbook
 

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14813 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on-campus Orientation: Saturday, January 21, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.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             CRC MAIN Online          15441 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, January 20, 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

W         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN P 132           15442 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos              TBA TBA                 15442 Textbook
 

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          15132 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, January 20, 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, Feb 11-May 16
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14812 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on-campus Orientation: Saturday, February 11, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.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

Spring 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: March 16, 2012