Fall 2011 Class Schedule (FLC)



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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, current curriculum approaches, and programs serving children from infancy through the school-age years. It reviews the current status of education of young children with a focus on integrated education. Opportunities to observe in a variety of early childhood education settings and techniques for observing and interpreting children's pursuits will be included.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Miller             FLC MAIN FL1 207         21306 
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TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC L.Daly               El Dorado EDC A206       21308 Textbook


ECE 312    Child Development    3 Units

Same As: PSYC 372
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 or 103; ESLL 310, ESLR 320, and ESLW 320.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area D7; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course will examine the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of the child from the prenatal period through adolescence. Scientific findings from a range of disciplines will inform an integrated examination of theory and practice during the childhood years. This course is designed to fulfill General Education, Early Childhood Education and Psychology degree requirements. This course is not open to those who have previously taken PSYC 372 or FCS 312.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      22102 
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This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The optional orientation for this class in on Monday, August 22, 2011 from 5:00-6:00pm in room FL4 135 at the Folsom campus. For more information, please see www.flc.losrios.edu/~kraemer

TBA       TBA             LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      22104 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The optional orientation for this class is on Monday, August 22, 2011 from 5:00-6:00pm in room FL4 135 at the Folsom campus. For more information, please see www.flc.losrios.edu/~kraemer

TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FL4 135         22322 Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Peralta            FLC MAIN FL2 209         22108 Textbook
T         01:00PM-04:05PM LEC M.Peralta            El Dorado EDC A214       22320 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
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This is a fundamental course that examines the developmental processes of the child within the family and the environmental influences on growth and development; including gender, peers, schooling, the media, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, and developmental differences. Community resources available to support family systems and dynamics will be examined.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      22044 
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This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The optional orientation for this class is on Monday, August 22, 2011 from 4:00-5:00pm in room FL4 135 at the Folsom campus. For more information, please see www.flc.losrios.edu/~kraemer

TBA       TBA             LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      22046 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The optional orientation for this class in on Monday, August 22, 2011 from 4:00-5:00pm in room FL4 135 at the Folsom campus. For more information, please see www.flc.losrios.edu/~kraemer

W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Peralta            FLC MAIN FL2 209         22048 Textbook


ECE 320    Curriculum and Interactions in Early Childhood Education    4 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 300 with a grade of "C" or better; AND either ECE 312 or PSYC 372 with a grade of "C" or better.
Enrollment Limitation: Current tuberculosis clearance.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course provides supervised experience working with children in an early childhood setting. Topics include principles of curriculum development, classroom design, and child guidance, with opportunity to apply these key teaching principles in practical situations. This course is approved as the required programs and curriculum core course specified in Title 22 of the Health and Safety Code of the Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division and Title 5 Department of Education regulations. Before beginning lab assignments, students must show proof of TB clearance.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
W         07:00PM-08:40PM LEC L.Daly               FLC MAIN FL4 135         21310 
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TBA       TBA             LAB L.Daly               FLC MAIN TBA               
The mandatory orientation for this class is on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 from 6:30-8:00pm on the Folsom Main Campus in FL4-135. This course has 6 hours of arranged lab per week.

T         07:00PM-08:40PM LEC L.Daly               El Dorado EDC C214       21314 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB L.Daly               El Dorado TBA              
The mandatory orientation for this class is on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 from 6:30-8:00pm on the Folsom Main Campus in FL4-135. This course has 6 hours of arranged lab per week.


ECE 326    Making Learning Visible Through Observation and Documentation    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 110 or ENGWR 101
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 prepares teachers of young children to use observation, documentation, and interpretation strategies to improve program quality in early childhood settings. Multiple forms of child assessment and early childhood program assessment are explored.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Chesbro            FLC MAIN FL4 135         28615 
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ECE 330    Infant Development    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an examination of infant development, from conception to three years of age, providing a review of research findings related to infancy and implications for infant care.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC M.Peralta            FLC MAIN FL4 135         21886 
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M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Peralta            FLC MAIN FL4 135         21318 Textbook


ECE 361    Introducing Young Children to Visual Arts    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course prepares teachers in early childhood education with strategies for introducing young children to the media and tools of drawing, painting, sculpting, and other visual arts commonly used by young children to represent and understand the world around them. The focus will be on observing children's natural ways of exploring each medium and learning strategies to facilitate and document children's emerging skills and relationship with each medium. Included are strategies for designing early childhood environments that promote children's exploration of visual arts. The course includes observations and field trips. Lab fee is required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC L.Daly               FLC MAIN FL4 135         21888 
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ECE 404    Children with Special Needs    3 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 312 or PSYC 372 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 young children from birth to age eight with special needs. The focus is to increase the awareness and understanding of children's individual needs in an early childhood setting and to provide practical information to those currently involved with children with special needs. Observations in public and private children's centers, schools and agencies may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC C.Chesbro            FLC MAIN FL4 136         28616 
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ECE 420    Administration of Child Development Centers    3 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 300 and ECE 312 or PSYC 372 with a grade of "C" or better.
Advisory: ECE 320
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 children and families. This course satisfies the administration requirement of the California Title 22 Health and Safety Code, and satisfies three of the six units of the administration requirement of the Title 5 Education code and the California Commission for Teacher Credentialing.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Miller             FLC MAIN FL4 133         21328 
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ECE 430    Culture and Diversity in Early Childhood Education    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area VI
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines the development of social identities in diverse societies including theoretical and practical implications of oppression and privilege as they apply to young children, families, programs, classrooms and teaching. Various classroom strategies will be explored emphasizing culturally and linguistically appropriate anti-bias approaches supporting all children in becoming competent members of a diverse society. The course includes self-examination and reflection on issues related to social identity, stereotypes and bias, social and educational access, media and schooling.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FL4 135         21330 
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ECE 495    Independent Studies in Early Childhood Education    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Peralta            FLC MAIN TBA             30424 
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ECE 498    Work Experience in Early Childhood Education    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Student must be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer opportunity, or job related to early childhood education. Students are advised to consult with the Early Childhood Education Department to review specific certificate and degree work experience requirements. Before beginning ECE 498, students must show proof of TB clearance.
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 a 16 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 four times for credit, when there is new or expanded learning on the job, for a maximum of 16 units. Before beginning ECE 498, students must show proof of TB clearance.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Church             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      21016 
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This is an online course. A mandatory, in-class orientation is required for all new and returning students registered in a Work Experience course, whether it is an online course or traditional, face-face course. All students must attend one of the three orientations, which are scheduled as follows: Tuesday, August 23, 2011, from 3:00PM-5:00PM in FL1 207; Thursday, August 25, 2011, from 3:00PM - 5:00PM in FL1 207; and Monday, August 29, 2011, from 3:00PM-5:00PM in FL1 207. Please visit www.flc.losrios.edu/~church to review the Work Experience course outline. If you have any questions regarding the online Work Experience courses or orientations, please email the instructor at churchk@flc.losrios.edu or call 916-608-6552.

TBA       TBA             LAB K.Church             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      22638 Textbook
This is an online course. A mandatory, in-class orientation is required for all new and returning students registered in a Work Experience course, whether it is an online course or traditional, face-face course. All students must attend one of the three orientations, which are scheduled as follows: Tuesday, August 23, 2011, from 3:00PM-5:00PM in FL1 207; Thursday, August 25, 2011, from 3:00PM - 5:00PM in FL1 207; and Monday, August 29, 2011, from 3:00PM-5:00PM in FL1 207. Please visit www.flc.losrios.edu/~church to review the Work Experience course outline. If you have any questions regarding the online Work Experience courses or orientations, please email the instructor at churchk@flc.losrios.edu or call 916-608-6552.

T         07:00PM-07:50PM LAB A.Mansfield          Off Campus RCC 11        21018 Textbook
3-9 hours TBA per week.

W         05:30PM-06:20PM LAB S.Pender             El Dorado EDC A204       20948 Textbook
3-9 hours TBA per week.

Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: November 30, 2011