Spring 2015 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 childrenâs behavior. (C-ID ECE 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC L.Daly               FLC MAIN FL4 135         10126 
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M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Miller             FLC MAIN FL4 219         10125 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. (C-ID CDEV 100)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      10440 
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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 20, 2015 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 M.Peralta            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      10443 Textbook
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 14, 2015 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 orientation. Students must activate and check their student email accounts prior to the first week of the semester. If on waitlist, you must attend the mandatory orientation. The instructor will provide direction about the add process there.

TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FL4 135         10442 Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Peralta            FLC MAIN FL2 209         10676 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC M.Peralta            El Dorado EDC A205       10441 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. (C-ID CDEV 110)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      10444 
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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 20, 2015 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      10445 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 20, 2015 from 4:00-5:00pm in room FL4 135 at the Folsom campus. For more information, please see the instructor's website.

MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC R.Thomas             FLC MAIN FL4 135         10787 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, Jan 17-May 20
Th        07:00PM-09:05PM LEC L.Daly               FLC MAIN FL4 135         10127 
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TBA       TBA             LAB L.Daly               FLC MAIN FLCTBA            
The mandatory orientation for this class will be on Thursday, January 15, 2015 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 17-May 20
T         07:00PM-08:50PM LEC L.Daly               FLC MAIN FL4 135         10129 
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TBA       TBA             LAB L.Daly               FLC MAIN FLCTBA            
The mandatory orientation for this class will be on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 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 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. (C-ID ECE 200)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Chesbro            FLC MAIN FL4 135         10532 
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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 17-May 20
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Peralta            FLC MAIN FL4 135         10131 
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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 17-May 20
M         07:00PM-10:15PM LEC M.Peralta            FLC MAIN FL2 209         10446 
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ECE 334    Laboratory with Infants and Toddlers    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: ECE 330 or 331 ; May be taken previously.
Enrollment Limitation: Current Tuberculosis Clearance.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This class provides experience working with infants and toddlers in a group care program. It is designed as a laboratory for those who have completed or are enrolled in ECE 330 or 331. The course requires participation for a designated three hours per week with infants and/or toddlers in a supervised infant/toddler setting.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Peralta            FLC MAIN FLCTBA          19009 
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This class has a mandatory orientation at 5:30 PM ¿ 6:30 PM on Wednesday, January 21 in room FL4-135. In addition to attending the mandatory meeting for this lab class, students must a) activate their FLC email by January 10th, b) reply to the instructor¿s email by Jan 14th, c) have their own worksite that meets established criteria to be approved by instructor, and d) bring a current TB Clearance Form to the mandatory meeting.


ECE 342    Constructive Math and Science in Early Childhood Education    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 310 and ENGWR 101
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: The course is an introduction to the constructivist approach to teaching pre-math and science in early childhood education. The content and teaching techniques support the perspective that children construct knowledge through a dynamic, interactive process that facilitates their development of working theories related to math and science. Topics include an overview of the role of the teacher in developing appropriate experiences for children and a review of current standards and guidelines.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Kraemer            FLC MAIN FL5 111         19010 
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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 17-May 20
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Miller             FLC MAIN FL2 209         19011 
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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. (C-ID ECE 220)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
M         05:30PM-06:50PM LEC J.BoarerPitchford    Off Campus RCC 3         10834 
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TBA       TBA             LEC J.BoarerPitchford    Off Campus RCC ONLINE    10834 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which approximately one-half of the class is online. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. Students are required to attend class sessions on Mondays, 5:30-6:50 p.m..


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, Jan 17-May 20
Th        07:00PM-08:50PM LEC J.Kraemer            Off Campus RCC 11        10133 
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TBA       TBA             LEC J.Kraemer            Off Campus RCC ONLINE    10133 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which approximately one-half of the class is online. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The class will meet on campus once a week during the time listed above.


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 17-May 20
TBA       01:00AM-01:00PM LAB TBA                  FLC MAIN FLCTBA          10721 
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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 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Mansfield          FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      10407 
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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 two orientations, which are scheduled as follows: Thursday, January 22 from 5:00pm-6:50pm in FL1 207, and Friday, January 23 from 10:00am-12:00pm 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.

Th        05:30PM-06:20PM LAB A.Mansfield          FLC MAIN FL1 207         10524 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Mansfield          FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      10524 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which approximately one-third of the class is online. 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 22 from 5:00pm-6:50pm in FL1-207 and Friday, January 23 from 10:00am-12:00pm in FL1-207. The hybrid class will meet on campus on the following dates from 5:30pm-6:20pm: 2/19, 3/19, 4/16, and 5/14. Please email instructor Amanda Mansfield at mansfia@flc.losrios.edu with questions regarding this course or the orientations.

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek              Off Campus RCC ONLINE    10408 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: Tuesday, January 20th, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM in RCC 15, and Monday, January 26th 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM in RCC 13. If you have specific questions regarding the online Work Experience course or orientations, please email the instructor at domeka@flc.losrios.edu.

TBA       TBA             LAB M.Kientz             El Dorado EDC ONLINE     10411 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: Tuesday, January 20, 5:00-7:00 p.m. in room EDC-C202, and Friday, January 23, 9:00-10:30 a.m. in room EDC-C202. 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 colliej@flc.losrios.edu.

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: June 3, 2015