Spring 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, 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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC L.Daly               FLC MAIN FL4 135         15989 
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W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Miller             FLC MAIN FL1 207         15988 Textbook


ECE 304    Family to Family: Introduction to Family Child Care    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course is an orientation to family child care including local regulations, health and safety, curriculum, behavior management, and business requirements of in-home child care services.

Schedule: Other Term, Mar 24-Mar 31
Sa        08:00AM-05:00PM LEC J.Ishiura            FLC MAIN FL4 135         16496 
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ECE 304 meets on the following Saturdays in room FL4 135: March 24 and March 31.


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, Jan 14-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      16384 
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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 Tuesday, January 17, 2012 from 5:00-6:00pm 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      16387 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The optional orientation for this class in on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 from 5:00-6:00pm 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         16386 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC M.Peralta            El Dorado EDC A205       16385 Textbook
T         07:10PM-10:15PM LEC M.Peralta            El Dorado EDC A206       16619 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, Jan 14-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      16388 
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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 Tuesday, January 17, 2011 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      16389 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The optional orientation for this class in on Tuesday, January 17, 2011 from 4:00-5:00pm in room FL4 135 at the Folsom campus. For more information, please see the instructor's website.


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, Jan 14-May 16
M         07:00PM-09:05PM LEC L.Daly               FLC MAIN FL4 135         15990 
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TBA       TBA             LAB L.Daly               FLC MAIN TBA               
The mandatory orientation for this class will be on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 from 6:30-8:00pm on the Folsom Main Campus in room FL4-135. This course has 6.6 hours of arranged lab per week.


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, Jan 14-May 16
T         07:00PM-08:40PM LEC L.Daly               FLC MAIN FL4 135         15992 
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TBA       TBA             LAB L.Daly               FLC MAIN TBA               
The mandatory orientation for this class will be on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 from 6:30-8:00pm on the Folsom Main Campus in FL4-135. This course has 6.6 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 childrenâs 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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Chesbro            FLC MAIN FL4 135         16533 
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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, Jan 14-May 16
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Peralta            FLC MAIN FL4 135         15994 
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ECE 331    Education and Care of Infants in Group Settings    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ECE 330, ENGRD 110, and ENGWR 101
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course applies current research in infant development to the teaching and care of infants in group settings. Emphasis is on early childhood education principles and practices when applied to the care and education of infants from birth to three years of age. It includes strategies for designing, implementing, and evaluating group care programs for infants.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Peralta            FLC MAIN FL2 207         16390 
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ECE 343    Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGWR 100 or ENGRD 310.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course will prepare early childhood educators to recognize, understand and enhance the emergent language and literacy experiences and skills of young children. The knowledge of developmentally appropriate language and literacy practices will improve early childhood educators' abilities to support young children in the early years (birth to five years) to build a strong foundation for learning to read and write in the primary grades.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC C.Chesbro            FLC MAIN FL4 135         19509 
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ECE 356    Programs for the School-Age Child    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the fundamentals of planning, implementing and evaluating programs for before- and after- school care of school-age children (K-8). Emphasis is on developmental levels, age-appropriate activities and day-to-day program operations.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Miller             FLC MAIN FL1 104         16699 
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ECE 424    Adult Supervision: Mentoring in a Collaborative Learning Setting    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course is a study of the methods and principles of collaborative learning with emphasis on supervising teachers in early childhood education. Emphasis is placed on the role of a mentor who functions to guide the teaching team while simultaneously addressing the needs of children, families,and staff. This course satisfies the adult supervision requirement for receiving a supervising teacher permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 27-Mar 17
F         07:00PM-09:40PM LEC J.Ishiura            FLC MAIN FL4 135         15995 
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Sa        08:00AM-05:00PM LEC J.Ishiura             TBA TBA                 15995 Textbook
ECE 424 meets on the following Fridays and Saturdays in room FL4 135: January 27 and 28, February 24 and 25, and March 16 and 17. The Saturday class time is 8:00AM to 4:40PM.


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, Jan 14-May 16
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FL4 135         15996 
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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, Jan 14-May 16
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Church             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      16336 
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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 four orientations, which are scheduled as follows: Wednesday, January 18, 2012, from 3:00PM-5:00PM in FL1 207, or Thursday, January 19, 2012 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM in FL1 207, or Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 10:00AM - 12Noon 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 A.Mansfield          FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      16519 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 four orientations, which are scheduled as follows: Wednesday, January 18, 2012, from 3:00PM ¿ 5:00PM in FL1 203, or Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 1:00PM ¿ 3:00PM in FL1 207. Please visit www.flc.losrios.edu/~ Mansfia 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 mansfia@flc.losrios.edu or call 916-608-6552.

Th        05:30PM-06:20PM LAB A.Mansfield          Off Campus RCC 11        16338 Textbook
3-9 hours TBA

W         05:30PM-06:20PM LAB S.Pender             El Dorado EDC A204       16345 Textbook
3-9 hours TBA

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 15-May 10
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Mansfield          FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      21275 Textbook
This is an online course. This class begins Wednesday, February 15, 2012 and ends on Thursday, May 10, 2012. 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 the class orientation, which is scheduled on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm in FL1 203. Please visit www.flc.losrios.edu/~ Mansfia to review the Work Experience course outline. If you have any questions regarding the online Work Experience courses or orientation, please email the instructor at mansfia@flc.losrios.edu or call 916-608-6552.


ECE 499    Experimental Offering in Early Childhood Education    .5-4 Units

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

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
T         03:45PM-06:50PM LEC M.Peralta            El Dorado EDC A214       16697 
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Course Title: Sustainability: Earth
's Future.
In this three-unit course, faculty from biology, early childhood education, and English will introduce the fundamental aspects of sustainability, including an examination of the critical relationship between people and their environment. The course emphasizes a holistic approach as students examine the interconnection between nature and society and how it relates to the food we eat, the goods we buy, the things we build, the oceans we harvest, and the energy we consume. Using an interactive approach, students explore solutions to today's unprecedented environmental challenges within cultural, economic, educational and political contexts. Field trips may be required. This course is transferable to CSUS. Students can register under BIOL 499, ECE 499, or ENGWR 499. If one course is full, please consider registering for one of the other two courses as all courses are the same and will be taught together, at the same time, as a single class.

Spring 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: April 25, 2012