Fall 2012 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, 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Miller             FLC MAIN FL1 208         15375 
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TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC C.Chesbro            El Dorado EDC C214       15376 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 25-Dec 20
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15742 
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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 27, 2012 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      15743 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 27, 2012 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         15832 Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Peralta            FLC MAIN FL2 211         15744 Textbook
T         01:00PM-04:05PM LEC M.Peralta            El Dorado EDC A214       15831 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 fundamental course examines socialization and 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 25-Dec 20
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15714 
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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 27, 2012 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      15715 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 27, 2012 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         15716 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 25-Dec 20
W         07:00PM-08:40PM LEC L.Daly               FLC MAIN FL4 135         15377 
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TBA       TBA             LAB L.Daly               FLC MAIN TBA               
The mandatory orientation for this class is on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 from 6:30-8:00pm on the Folsom Main Campus in room FL4-135. This course has 6 hours of arranged lab per week.

T         07:00PM-08:40PM LEC L.Daly               El Dorado EDC C214       15379 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB L.Daly               El Dorado TBA              
The mandatory orientation for this class is on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 from 6:30-8:00pm on the Folsom Main Campus in room FL4-135. This course has 6 hours of arranged lab per week.


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 25-Dec 20
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC M.Peralta            FLC MAIN FL4 135         15640 
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M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Peralta            FLC MAIN FL4 135         15381 Textbook


ECE 350    Introduction to Elementary Teaching with Field Experience    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ECE 312 or PSYC 372
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Current tuberculosis clearance is required.
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 complete a service learning project at participating schools. Before beginning field placement, students must show proof of TB clearance. Fingerprint clearance may be required by elementary school.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
Th        07:00PM-08:40PM LEC M.Paoloni            FLC MAIN FL5 111         19062 
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TBA       TBA             LAB M.Paoloni            FLC MAIN TBA               
Students must have a TB clearance and work/volunteer regularly throughout the semester in a self-selected elementary school classroom in Sacramento or El Dorado County. El Dorado County schools also require fingerprint clearance, which they will provide at no cost. Contact the instructor for details. This class has 3.3 hours of arranged lab per week.


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 media and developing 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC L.Daly               FLC MAIN FL4 135         15641 
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ECE 400    Children with Exceptional 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 provides an overview of the developmental issues, characteristics, and learning differences of children from birth to adolescence with exceptional needs. An introduction to assessment techniques, curriculum design, advocacy, current issues and community resources for exceptional children will be included in the overview. Classroom observations of children may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC C.Chesbro            FLC MAIN FL5 209         19070 
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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 25-Dec 20
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Daniels            FLC MAIN FL4 137         15382 
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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 25-Dec 20
T         07:00PM-08:40PM LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FL4 135         15383 
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TBA       TBA             LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15383 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which approximately one-third of the class is online. The class will meet on campus once a week during the times listed above.


ECE 455    Environment Rating Scales in Early Childhood Programs    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
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: Other Term, Sep 08-Dec 01
Sa        08:00AM-02:00PM LEC J.Ishiura            FLC MAIN FL4 135         19071 
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Sa        08:00AM-10:40AM LEC J.Ishiura             TBA TBA                 19071 Textbook
This class meets in room FL4-135 only 4 times, and with 2 different meeting times. The meeting time on September 8 and October 6 is 8:00AM - 2:00PM. The meeting time on November 3 and December 1 is 8:00AM - 10:40AM. Students need to purchase textbooks prior to first class and come to first class with texts.


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 25-Dec 20
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Church             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15237 
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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: Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 10:00AM -12:00PM in FL1 207; Tuesday, August 21, 2012, from 3:00PM-5:00PM in FL1 207; and Thursday, August 23, 2012, 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      15936 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: Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 10:00AM -12:00PM in FL1 207; Tuesday, August 21, 2012, from 3:00PM-5:00PM in FL1 207; and Thursday, August 23, 2012, 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        15238 Textbook
3-9 hours TBA per week.

W         05:30PM-06:20PM LAB S.Pender             El Dorado EDC A204       15206 Textbook
3-9 hours TBA per week.

Fall 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: December 4, 2012