Spring 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC J.Daniels            FLC MAIN FL4 135         15433 
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W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Miller             FLC MAIN FL2 209         15432 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 15-Apr 12
Sa        08:00AM-05:00PM LEC J.Walker             FLC MAIN FL4 135         15843 
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ECE 304 meets on Saturday, March 15 and April 12, in room FL4 135.


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 18-May 21
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Peralta            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15764 
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This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The mandatory orientation for this class is on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm in room FL5-109 at the Folsom campus. Students will be dropped from the class if they do not attend the mandatory orientation. Information for this class can be found on the Los Rios eLearning website at D2L.losrios.edu. Please follow the login instructions to access the course site and login to the eLearning system. Access to the course will be available before the first class session. Students must activate and check their student email accounts prior to the first week of the semester. If waitlisted, please do not contact the instructor. You will be contacted by the instructor if added to the class.

TBA       TBA             LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15767 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The optional orientation for this class is on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 from 4:00-5:00pm 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         15766 Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Peralta            FLC MAIN FL2 209         16051 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      16052 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The optional orientation for this class is on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 from 4:00-5:00pm in room FL4 135 at the Folsom campus. For more information, please see the instructor's website.

MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC M.Peralta            El Dorado EDC A205       15765 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, Jan 18-May 21
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15768 
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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 Tuesday, January 21, 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      15769 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The optional orientation for this class is on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 from 4:00-5:00pm in room FL4 135 at the Folsom campus. For more information, please see the instructor's website.

TTh       11:15AM-12:35PM LEC M.Paoloni            Off Campus RCC 13        19412 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, Jan 18-May 21
Th        07:00PM-09:05PM LEC C.Chesbro            FLC MAIN FL4 135         15434 
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TBA       TBA             LAB C.Chesbro            FLC MAIN FLCTBA            
The mandatory orientation for this class will be on Tuesday, January 14, 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, Jan 18-May 21
T         07:00PM-08:50PM LEC E.Lewis              FLC MAIN FL4 135         15436 
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TBA       TBA             LAB E.Lewis              FLC MAIN FLCTBA            
The mandatory orientation for this class will be on Wednesday, January 15, 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 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, Jan 18-May 21
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC R.Serwanga           FLC MAIN FL4 135         15868 
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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 18-May 21
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Peralta            FLC MAIN FL4 135         15438 
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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 18-May 21
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Peralta            FLC MAIN FL2 209         15770 
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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 18-May 21
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Daniels            FLC MAIN FL4 135         19573 
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ECE 415    Children's Health, Safety and Nutrition    3 Units

Same As: NUTRI 320
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ECE 312 or NUTRI 300
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an introduction to the laws, regulations, standards, policies and procedures and early childhood curriculum related to child health safety and nutrition. The key components that ensure physical health, mental health and safety for both children and staff will be identified along with the importance of collaboration with families and health professionals. There is a focus on integrating the concepts into everyday planning and program development for all children. This course is not open to students who have received credit for NUTRI 320.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.BoarerPitchford    FLC MAIN FL2 207         19589 
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Students are required to attend class during the regularly scheduled class time. However, this course has an online component in which students take online tests and complete other online activities. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet.


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. This course focuses on the role of the mentor teacher 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 the Child Development Master Teacher and Site Supervisor permits issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 24-Mar 08
F         07:00PM-09:35PM LEC J.Walker             FLC MAIN FL4 135         15439 
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Sa        08:00AM-05:00PM LEC J.Walker             FLC MAIN FL4 135         15439 Textbook
ECE 424 meets on the following Fridays and Saturdays in room FL4 135: January 24 and 25, February 7 and 8, and March 7 and 8, 2014. The Saturday class time is 8:00AM to 5:00PM.


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 18-May 21
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FL4 121         15440 
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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, Jan 18-May 21
TBA       01:00AM-01:00PM LAB TBA                  FLC MAIN FLCTBA          16135 
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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 18-May 21
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Church             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15727 
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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, January 18, 2014, from 10:00AM - 12:00PM in FL1 207; Tuesday, January 21, 2014, from 3:00PM-5:00PM in FL1 207; and Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 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.

TBA       TBA             LAB K.Church             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15860 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. Saturday, January 18, 2014, from 10:00AM- 12:00PM in FL1 207; Tuesday, January 21, 2014, from 3:00PM-5:00PM in FL1 207; and Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 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.

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Mansfield          Off Campus RCC ONLINE    15728 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 two orientations, which are scheduled as follows: Thursday, January 23 from 1:00pm-3:00pm in RCC 8, and Friday, January 24 from 10:00am-12:00pm in RCC 11. Please visit: http://www.flc.losrios.edu/academics/work-experience-(wexp)/wexp-courses for Work Experience program information and course descriptions. If you have specific questions regarding the online Work Experience course or orientations, please email the instructor at mansfia@flc.losrios.edu.

W         05:30PM-06:20PM LAB S.Pender             El Dorado EDC A204       15731 Textbook
3-9 hours TBA

Spring 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: June 12, 2014