Spring 2016 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 childrenās behavior. (C-ID ECE 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
Sa        12:30PM-03:35PM LEC S.Ballard            CRC MAIN CDC 126         14010 
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MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC J.Mulhern            CRC MAIN CDC 126         14890 Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Mulhern            CRC MAIN BS 125          14011 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 D; CSU Area E1; 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. (C-ID CDEV 100)

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 16-Mar 14
Sa        08:30AM-03:20PM LEC E.Otiono             CRC MAIN M 200           14471 
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TBA       TBA             LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN Online          14992 Textbook
Online class.
Class requires weekly participation in online discussion forums and online assignments (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 online course will be available on the first day of the semester through Distance2Learn (D2L) at: https://d2l.losrios.edu. Students should log on the first day of the semester for further information and course content within the specific course in D2L. For additional online course information go to http://www.crc.losrios.edu/de

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Mulhern            CRC MAIN CDC 126         14472 Textbook
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC C.Allen              CRC MAIN BS 160          14473 Textbook


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, Mar 15-May 12
Sa        08:30AM-04:20PM LEC E.Otiono             CRC MAIN M 200           14806 
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TBA       TBA             LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN Online          14993 Textbook
Online class.
Class requires weekly participation in online discussion forums and online assignments (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 online course will be available on the first day of the semester through Distance2Learn (d2L) at http://d2l.losrios.edu. Students should log on the first day of the semester for further information and course content within the specific course in D2L. For additional online course information go to http://www.crc.losrios.edu/de

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Mulhern            CRC MAIN CDC 126         14474 Textbook
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC L.Doyle              CRC MAIN LRC 107         14475 Textbook


ECE 321     Advanced Practicum in Early Childhood Education    4 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 300, 312, 320, and 326 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This advanced course provides supervised experience for students as teachers in an early childhood education program and is aimed at building 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, 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. (C-ID ECE 210)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
T         07:00PM-08:50PM LEC L.Violett            CRC MAIN CDC 126           
TBA       TBA             LAB L.Violett             TBA TBA                 19473 
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LAB TBA refers to a total of 108 scheduled supervised 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. All ECE 320 Lab students MUST attend a MANDATORY ORIENTATION, on Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. in BS-125. 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 16-May 18
Sa        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC S.Wright-MacColl     CRC MAIN CDC 126         19474 
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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 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. (C-ID ECE 200)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN CDC 126         15507 
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ECE 330    Infant and Toddler 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 16-May 18
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC L.Doyle              CRC MAIN CDC 126         14606 
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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 16-May 18
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC L.Violett            CRC MAIN CDC 126         14835 
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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 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN Online          14891 
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Online class.
Class requires weekly participation in online discussion forums and online assignments (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 online course will be available on the first day of the semester through Distance2Learn (D2L) at: https://d2l.losrios.edu. Students should log on the first day of the semester for further information and course content within the specific course in D2L. 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. (C-ID EDUC 200)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ballard            CRC MAIN Online          14496 
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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.
Students will be required to attend nine on-campus lecture meetings held on Thursdays, January 21 and 28; February 4 and 18; March 3 and 17; April 7 and 21; and May 5; and final exam on May 12 from 3:30p.m. - 5:20 p.m. in room CDC 126 ; and participate in class assignments and weekly class discussions online through eLearning http://elearning.losrios.edu. Field Experience TBA - To receive credit for this class, students must complete 54 hours of field experience lab assigned to John Reith Elementary School. Attendance will be taken. Information about lab and the lab field experience will be explained at the first class meeting.


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 16-May 18
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC S.Ballard            CRC MAIN CDC 126         14927 
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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 16-May 18
MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN CDC 126         15333 
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ECE 402    Infants with Atypical Development    3 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 312 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course will examine the developmental characteristics, assessment techniques, methods of intervention, natural environments, community and family resources, and current issues of the atypical infant from birth through age three. Students will understand and practice the early intervention techniques the very young children with special needs and disabilities require in the developmental areas of sensory stimulation and integration, gross and fine motor control, cognitive, language, social and self-help skills. The course will explore the community services and agencies that offer family support as well as the laws related to the atypical infant/toddler. Career and vocational opportunities in the fields related to special needs infant/toddlers and the various roles of the multi-disciplinary teams that develop the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) will be examined.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC I.Dimond             CRC MAIN CDC 126         19475 
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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 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Beloglovsky        CRC MAIN Online          14607 
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Online class.
Class requires weekly participation in online discussion forums and online assignments (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 online course will be available on the first day of the semester through Distance2Learn (D2L) at: https://d2l.losrios.edu. Students should log on the first day of the semester for further information and course content within the specific course in D2L. For additional online course information go to http://www.crc.losrios.edu/de


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 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Mulhern            CRC MAIN Online          14470 
Textbook
Online class.
Class requires weekly participation in online discussion forums and online assignments (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 online course will be available on the first day of the semester through Distance2Learn (D2L) at: https://d2l.losrios.edu. Students should log on the first day of the semester for further information and course content within the specific course in D2L. For additional online course information go to http://www.crc.losrios.edu/de


ECE 420    Administration I: Programs in Early Childhood Education    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, Jan 16-May 18
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC C.Short              CRC MAIN LRC 107         20149 
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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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC I.Dimond             CRC MAIN CDC 126         14335 
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W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC I.Dimond             CRC MAIN CDC 126         14014 Textbook


ECE 494    Topics in Early Childhood Education    .5-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Students must verify paid registration to the conference.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: Designed to give students an opportunity to study topics in Early Childhood Education which are not included in current course offerings. Topics may include, but are not limited to: Management of Family Day Care Homes; Guidance of the Special Child in Everyday Living; Behavior and Discipline; Children in Crisis; The Single Parent Family; and Cross-Cultural Experiences with Children and Families.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
W         07:00PM-09:10PM LEC L.Doyle              CRC MAIN BS 128          20151 
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Technology and Young Children:
This is a one unit course. Technology is here to stay and children are becoming fast consumers of media. As early childhood educators and parents/guardians it is critical to develop knowledge and understanding of the impact of technology on young children's development. This course will discuss the integration of technology and interactive media in early childhood programs and at home in conjunction with solid developmental foundations. Early childhood education professionals and parents will gain awareness of both the challenges and the opportunities technology presents for educators. Students will discuss developmentally appropriate use of technology and media to improve program quality that will benefit all children. This is a new professional development opportunity and an important course to add to your professional resume and growth hours portfolio.


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, Jan 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos              TBA TBA                 14625 
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Students enrolled in this class are only required to meet on the following dates from 12:15pm to 1:55pm: 1/20/2016, 2/3/2016, 2/17/2016, 3/2/2016, 3/30/2016, 4/13/2016, 4/27/2016 and 5/11/2016 in room WIN 106. For more information email Professor Amy Avalos at avalosa@crc.losrios.edu.  

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14747 Textbook
Online Class. Required attendance at an on campus orientation: Thursday, January 21st from 12:00 p.m. to 2:15 a.m. in WIN 102. 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) Los Rios Gmail email account.
 

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14447 Textbook
Online Class. Required attendance at an on campus orientation: Friday, January 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in 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) Los Rios Gmail email account.

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14795 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Monday, January 25th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. in 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, Feb 18-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14446 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on-campus Orientation: Thursday, February 18th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in 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, Mar 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14796 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Wednesday, March 16th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. in 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

Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: July 5, 2016