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University Of South Carolina-Columbia
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Edec 340 - DEV,CARE&EDUC/BIRTH-3 YR
DEV,CARE&EDUC/BIRTH-3 YR Documents
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Fall 2009 The Young Child B 3 Page 1 EDEC 340 The Young Child Development Care and Education Birth to 3 Years I Descriptive Information A B D Course number and title EDEC 340 The Young Child Development Care and Education Birth to 3 Years Course Description Infants and toddlers development and care from an ecological perspective Assessment of children in various settings is emphasized Prerequisite None E Co requisite EDEC 340 P F Instructor Early Childhood Faculty with expertise in infant toddler learning growth and development II Learning Outcomes General Goal This course is designed to teach students to apply theory and research related to infants and toddlers prenatal 3 years utilizing an ecological systems approach Objectives As emerging collaborative educational leaders candidates will 1 begin to identify themselves with the early childhood profession and will exhibit the attributes of a collaborative educational leader including the acquisition of appropriate knowledge skills and dispositions 2 employ an ecological systems approach to knowing and understanding infants and toddlers characteristics and needs in the context of family child care social service agencies etc 3 demonstrate knowledge of current research on the physical social emotional and intellectual development of infants and toddlers with varied cultural backgrounds 4 compare the major theories of child development as they relate to infants and toddlers through age three 5 know and understand the multiple hereditary cultural and environmental influences that impact the development and learning of infants and toddlers 6 observe and document infants and toddlers growth and development when they are participating in a group setting 7 consider the implications of child development and learning theory and research as they relate to respectful responsive caregiving and developmentally effective and culturally appropriate programming 8 consider the implications of child development and learning theory and research as they relate to effective approaches strategies and tools for enhancing infants and toddlers cognitive development and learning language development and communication competencies and social and emotional development 9 consider the implications of child development and learning theory and research as they relate to discipline and child guidance of infants and toddlers 10 become familiar with and begin to develop competence using developmentally appropriate techniques and tools for assessing infants and toddlers development and learning and the programs that serve them 11 compare and contrast what is considered typical and atypical in development among infants and toddlers 12 continue to build their competence using technology for teaching and learning 13 participate in appropriate professional development activities 14 continue to develop their professional portfolio to document their professional knowledge and competencies including their attainment of NAEYC Standards and the Dispositions identified in USC s Professional Education Unit Conceptual Framework as being vital to the Collaborative Educational Leader Fall 2009 The Young Child B 3 Page 2 III Required Texts Resources and Readings 1 Santrock J W 2009 Child Development 12th ed Boston McGraw Hill Use of the textbook s website is also recommended 2 Gonzalez Mena J Eyer D W 2009 Infants toddlers and caregivers 8th ed Boston McGraw Hill Use of the textbook s website is also recommended 3 NAEYC 2009 Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8 Washington DC NAEYC This Position Statement is linked from Blackboard is available from Universal Copies or you can download and print from http www naeyc org files naeyc file positions PSDAP pdf 4 Ohio s Infant Toddler Guidelines Early Experiences Last a Lifetime 2006 Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Agency OCCRRA Columbus OH soon to be adopted by South Carolina These Guidelines are linked from Blackboard are available from Universal Copies or download and print from http www occrra org files infant toddler InfantToddlerGuides pdf No need to print in color 5 Other readings specified by your instructor IV Academic Course Requirements and Assessments A Illustrating Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale ITERS Project 15 points This group project is based on your participation in EDEC 340P during which you observe and interact with infants or toddlers and their caregivers See attached guidelines and evaluation criteria Group Projects will be presented in class on Thursday October 1 B Field Notes 4 sets of notes each worth 5 points In the 2nd half of the semester you will submit 4 sets of Field Notes based on your work in the classroom These Field Notes will provide much of the data upon which your Child Study Project will be based See attached guidelines and evaluation criteria C Child Study Project 25 points This in depth Child Study project is based on your participation in EDEC 340P during which you will complete observations of and interact with a 2 to 3 year old to learn about the developmental milestones this child has achieved See attached guidelines and evaluation criteria for the required report and class presentation scheduled for Thursday Dec 3rd Safe Assignment is due by midnight Dec 3rd D Midterm and final exams 10 points each E Unannounced quizzes 1 point each F Full participation in class on Blackboard Discussion Group 5 points Use the EDEC 340 Blackboard website to join discussions respond to and interact with the professor and peers and to continue elaborate on question and reflect on class discussions and assigned readings C To receive full credit you must 1 post an INTRODUCTION by August 27th and turn in 4 copies of your introduction with a picture black white is fine on 8 X 11 paper Include your name email address phone number 340 and 340P instructor and classroom assignments Infant A B or Toddler A B AND 2 s A 2 s B or 2 s C 2 initiate at least one NEW IDEA during 6 different weeks of the semester AND 3 post at least one RESPONSE during 6 different weeks of the semester A new week begins on Tuesday after class Submit your Blackboard Discussion Board Log posted under the Syllabi ASQ Etc tab on Tuesday Oct 6th Thurs Dec 3rd Fall 2009 The Young Child B 3 Page 3 G Establish a working portfolio 5 points You will use your portfolio to document your professional growth in terms of NAEYC s Standards and attainment of the USC s


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