Fall 2014 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. (C-ID ECE 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Miller             FLC MAIN FL5 209         15211 
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TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Paoloni            El Dorado EDC A203       15212 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15527 
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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 25, 2014 from 4:00-5:00pm in room FL4 135 at the Folsom campus. For more information, please see the instructor's website.

TBA       TBA             LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15528 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 25, 2014 from 4:00-5:00pm in room FL4 135 at the Folsom campus. For more information, please see the instructor's website.

TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FL4 135         15593 Textbook
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Bliss              FLC MAIN FL4 133         15529 Textbook



T         01:00PM-02:35PM LEC M.Peralta            El Dorado EDC A214       15592 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Peralta            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15592 Textbook
This is a hybrid class in which 40% of the instruction occurs online. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. Instructions on how to access the hybrid portion of the course will be explained the first day of class.


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. (C-ID CDEV 110)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15505 
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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 25, 2014 from 4:00-5:00pm in room FL4 135 at the Folsom campus. For more information, please see the instructor's website.

TBA       TBA             LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15506 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 25, 2014 from 4:00-5:00pm in room FL4 135 at the Folsom campus. For more information, please see the instructor's website.

W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Peralta            FLC MAIN FL2 209         15507 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. (C-ID ECE 130)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
W         07:00PM-08:50PM LEC L.Daly               FLC MAIN FL4 135         15213 
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TBA       TBA             LAB L.Daly               FLC MAIN FLCTBA            
The mandatory orientation for this class will be on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 6:30pm-8:00pm on the Folsom Main Campus in FL4-135. This course has 6.6 hours of arranged lab per week. Students will complete required lab paperwork at orientation. Lab placements are assigned by the instructor in the Folsom, Placerville, or Rancho Cordova areas prior to the semester's start. Students begin lab the first week of the semester. Students requesting to complete lab at their worksite must petition the instructor in advance and have all criteria documentation submitted and approved prior to the semester's start. TB clearance must be received before the first class meeting. Some lab placements may require fingerprinting.


ECE 321     Advanced Practicum in Early Childhood Education    4 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 320 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 advanced course provides supervised experience as a teacher in an early childhood education program. It 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. Before beginning lab assignments, students must show proof of TB clearance.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
T         07:00PM-09:05PM LEC L.Daly               FLC MAIN FL4 136         18808 
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TBA       TBA             LAB L.Daly               FLC MAIN FLCTBA            
The mandatory orientation for this class will be on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 6:30pm-8:00pm on the Folsom Main Campus in FL4-135. This course has 6.6 hours of arranged lab per week. Students will complete required lab paperwork at orientation. Lab placements are assigned by the instructor in the Folsom or Placerville areas prior to the semester's start. Students begin lab the first week of the semester. TB clearance must be received before the first class meeting. Some lab placements may require fingerprinting


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. (C-ID ECE 200)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Chesbro            FLC MAIN FL4 135         15805 
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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 23-Dec 18
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC M.Peralta            FLC MAIN FL4 135         15441 
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M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Peralta            FLC MAIN FL4 135         15217 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: Students are required to show proof of TB clearance and if the school district requires it, complete a fingerprint clearance through the cooperating school district before they can attend the school site for field work.
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 54 hours of lab in a public elementary school under the supervision of a certified classroom teacher 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: historical and philosophical foundations of the American education system; California's academic content, curriculum standards, and teacher performance standards; 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, and if required, be fingerprinted through the cooperating school district.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
Th        07:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.Paoloni            Off Campus RCC 11        18810 
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TBA       TBA             LAB M.Paoloni            FLC MAIN FLCTBA            
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 23-Dec 18
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC L.Daly               FLC MAIN FL4 135         15442 
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ECE 420    Administration of Child Development Centers    3 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.
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 23-Dec 18
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Daniels            FLC MAIN FL4 219         15218 
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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. (C-ID ECE 230)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FL4 135         15219 
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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 06-Nov 01
Sa        08:00AM-01:55PM LEC J.Walker             FLC MAIN FL4 135         18813 
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This class meets in room FL4-135 only 3 times. The meeting times are on September 6, October 4, and November 1, 2014 from 8:00AM - 1:55PM. Students need to purchase textbooks prior to first class and come to first class with texts.


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 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                  FLC MAIN FLCTBA          15808 
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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 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Mansfield          FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15091 
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This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. 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 23, 2014 from 10:00AM - 12:00PM in FL1 207; Tuesday, August 26, 2014, from 3:00PM-5:00PM in FL1 104; and Wednesday, August 27, 2014, from 3:00PM - 5:00PM in FL1 207. Please email instructor Amanda Mansfield at mansfia@flc.losrios.edu with questions regarding this course or the orientations.

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Mansfield          FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15654 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. 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 23, 2014 from 10:00AM - 12:00PM in FL1 207; Tuesday, August 26, 2014, from 3:00PM-5:00PM in FL1 104; and Wednesday, August 27, 2014, from 3:00PM - 5:00PM in FL1 207. Please email instructor Kristi Church at churchk@flc.losrios.edu to reserve the date and time of the orientation you will be attending.

TBA       TBA             LAB P.Kelkar             Off Campus RCC ONLINE    15092 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 two class orientations, which are scheduled for Thursday, August 28, 7:00pm-9:00pm in RCC 8 and Friday, August 29, 10:00am-12:00pm in RCC 11. If you have any questions regarding the online Work Experience course or orientation, please email the instructor at mansfia@flc.losrios.edu


W         05:30PM-06:20PM LAB S.Pender             El Dorado EDC A204       15066 Textbook
3-9 hours TBA per week.

Fall 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: January 6, 2015