Early Childhood Education (307)

307-108 ECE: Early Language & Literacy

This course explores strategies to encourage the development of early language and literacy knowledge and skill building in children birth to 8 years of age. Learners will investigate the components of literacy including; literacy and a source of enjoyment, vocabulary and oral language, phonological awareness, knowledge of print, letters and words, comprehension and an understanding of books and other texts. Theories and philosophies regarding children's language and literacy development will be addressed. Dual language learning will be examined within the context of developmentally appropriate practices. Assessment tools for early language and literacy acquisition will be reviewed.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

307-110 ECE: Social Studies, Art & Music

This 3-credit course will focus on beginning level curriculum development in the specific integrated content areas of social studies, art, music, & movement (SSAMM).

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

307-112 ECE: STEM

This 3-credit course will focus on beginning level curriculum development in the specific integrated content areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

307-148 ECE: Foundations of Early Childhood Education

This 3-credit course introduces you to the early childhood profession. Course competencies include:explore the concepts of diversity, cultural responsiveness, and anti-bias as it relates to early childhood education, investigate the history of early childhood education, examine regulatory requirements for early childhood education programs in WI, summarize types of early childhood education settings, identify the components of a quality early childhood education program, summarize responsibilities of early childhood education professionals, explore early childhood curriculum models and examine the critical role of play as it relates to developmentally appropriate practice..

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

307-151 ECE: Infant & Toddler Development

In this 3-credit course you will study infant and toddler development as it applies to an early childhood education setting. Course competencies include: integrate strategies that support diversity,cultural responsiveness, and anti-bias perspectives; analyze development of infants and toddlers (conception to thirty-six months); correlate prenatal and postnatal conditions with development; summarize child development theories; analyze the role of heredity and the environment; examine culturally and developmentally appropriate environments for infants and toddlers, examine the role of brain development in early learning (conception through thirty-six months); examine caregiving routines as curriculum; and examine developmental and environmental assessment strategies for infants and toddlers.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

307-166 ECE: Curriculum Planning

This 3-credit course examines the components of curriculum planning in early childhood education. Course competencies include: integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives; examine the critical role of play; establish a developmentally appropriate environment; integrate Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) into curriculum; develop activity plans that promote child development and learning; develop curriculum plans that promote child development and learning across all content areas; analyze early childhood curriculum models.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

307-167 ECE: Health, Safety, and Nutrition

This 3-credit course examines the topics of health, safety, and nutrition within the context of the early childhood educational setting. Course competencies include: integrate strategies that support diversity,cultural,responsiveness, and anti-bias perspectives; examine governmental regulations and professional standards as they apply to health, safety, and nutrition; plan a safe early childhood environment; plan a healthy early childhood environment; plan nutritionally sound menus; examine child abuse and neglect issues and mandates; apply Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) risk reduction strategies, describe strategies to prevent the occurrence of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS); incorporate health, safety, and nutrition concepts into the children's curriculum.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

307-174 ECE: Introductory Practicum

In this 3-credit practicum course you will learn about and apply the course competencies in an actual early childhood setting. You will explore the standards for quality early childhood education,demonstrate professional behaviors, and meet the requirements for training in the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Co-requisites: (307-148) and (307-151) and (307-167)

307-175 ECE: Preschool Practicum

This course will apply as the capstone course in The Registry Preschool Credential. You will be placed or working in an early childhood setting with 3-5 year old children and create a portfolio that prepares you for The Registry commission. In this course you will be implementing regulations and standards for quality early childhood education, applying knowledge of child development and positive guidance, utilizing observation and assessment techniques, and assessing developmentally appropriate environments for preschoolers.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (307-177)
Co-requisites: (307-187) and (307-112)

307-177 ECE: Intermediate Practicum

In this 3-credit course you will be implementing regulations and standards for quality early childhood education, applying knowledge of child development and positive guidance, utilizing observation and assessment techniques, and assessing developmentally appropriate environments for children. Note: Before receiving a practicum placement students must be able to pass the DCF fingerprint background check process, have a current DCF Staff Health Report with a negative Tuberculosis Test result and complete CPR and First Aid.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (307-174)
Co-requisites: (307-179) and (307-188) and (307-108) and (307-110)

307-178 ECE: Art Music & Language Arts

This 3-credit course will focus on beginning level curriculum development in the specific content areas of art, music, and language arts. Course competencies include: integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives; examine the critical role of play as it relates to art, music, and language arts; establish a developmentally appropriate environment for art, music, and language arts; develop activity plans that promote child development and learning; analyze caregiving routines as curriculum; create developmentally appropriate language, literature, and literacy activities; create developmentally appropriate art activities; create developmentally appropriate music and movement activities.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

307-179 ECE: Child Development

This 3-credit course examines child development within the context of the early childhood education setting. Course competencies include:integrate strategies that support diversity, cultural responsiveness,and anti-bias perspectives; analyze social, cultural, and economic influences on child development; summarize child development theories; analyze development of children ages hree through five; analyze development of children ages five through eight; relate child evelopment research findings to teaching practice; analyze the role of heredity and the environment; examine the role of brain development in early learning (ages 3-8); examine developmental and environmental assessment strategies for children ages 3-8.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Co-requisites: 307-151

307-187 ECE: Children with Differing Abilities

This 3-credit course examines positive strategies to guide children's behavior in the early childhood education setting. Course competencies include: integrate strategies that support diversity, cultural responsiveness, diversity and anti-bias perspectives; analyze techniques for and effects of strong relationship-building with children and families; identify positive and proactive guidance principles and techniques to support children; analyze environmental influences on child behavior; identify strategies that support children’s active engagement in affect the learning environment; identify strategies that proactively teach emotional literacy and regulation techniques; identify strategies that proactively teach friendship skills; identify strategies that proactively teach children calming, relaxation, and problem-solving techniques; utilize observation and assessment techniques to assess and interpret behavior; create a behavior support plan based on a functional behavior assessment; create a guidance philosophy. This course meets the requirements of for the "24 hour Wisconsin" Pyramid Model training.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

307-188 ECE: Guiding Children's Behavior

This 3-credit course examines positive strategies to guide children's behavior in the early childhood education setting. Course competencies include: integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives; summarize early childhood guidance principles; analyze factors that affect the behavior of children; practice positive guidance strategies; develop guidance strategies to meet individual needs; create a guidance philosophy. This course meets the requirements for the Pyramid Model training.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

307-192 ECE: Practicum 2

In this 3-credit course you will learn about and apply the course competencies in an actual child care setting. The course competencies include: identify children's growth and development; maintain the standards for quality early childhood education; practice strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives; implement student teacher-developed activity plans; identify the elements of a developmentally appropriate environment; implement positive guidance strategies; demonstrate professional behaviors; utilize caregiving routines as curriculum; utilize positive interpersonal skills with children; utilize positive interpersonal skills with adults.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (307-148) and (307-151) and (307-167) and (307-178) and (307-179)
Co-requisites: (307-174) and (307-194)

307-194 ECE: Math, Science, & Social Studies

This 3-credit course will focus on beginning level curriculum development in the specific content areas of math, science and social studies. Course competencies include: integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives; examine the critical role of play as it relates to math, science, and social studies; establish a developmentally appropriate environment for math, science, and social studies; develop activity plans that promote child development and learning; create developmentally appropriate science activities; create developmentally appropriate math activities; create developmentally appropriate social studies activities.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

307-195 ECE: Family and Community Relationships

In this 3-credit course you will examine the role of relationships with family and community in early childhood education. Course competencies include: implement strategies that support diversity, cultural responsiveness, and anti-bias perspectives when working with families and community; analyze contemporary family patterns , and trends; identify strategies to strengthen and support families; explore effective communication strategies; discover strategies for developing respectful and reciprocal relationships with children and families; analyze strategies to promote family engagement in early childhood education programs; explore a variety of formats for meeting with families in their contexts; advocate for children and families; and explore community resources that provide a range of services for children and families.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

307-197 ECE: Practicum 3

In this 3-credit practicum course you will learn about and apply the course competencies in an actual child care setting. The course competencies include: assess children's growth and development; implement the standards for quality early childhood education; integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives; build meaningful curriculum; provide a developmentally appropriate environment; facilitate positive guidance strategies; evaluate one's own professional behaviors and practices; lead caregiving routines as curriculum; utilize positive interpersonal skills with children; utilize positive interpersonal skills with adults.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (307-192)
Co-requisites: (307-198)

307-198 ECE: Administering an ECE Program

This 3-credit course focuses on the administration of an early childhood education program. Course competencies include: integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives; analyze the components of an ECE facility; design an ECE program; analyze the aspects of personnel supervision; outline financial components of an ECE program; apply laws and regulations related to an ECE facility; advocate for the early childhood profession.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

307-199 ECE: Advanced Practicum

In this final 3-credit practicum course you will demonstrate competence in supporting child development through observation, assessment and implementation of teaching strategies as you work in and learn about and apply the course competencies in an actual early childhood setting. You will demonstrate a high level of skill in fostering relationships with children, families and early childhood professionals, and use skills learned in a lead teacher role to develop a career plan to transition from student to early childhood education professional. Note: Before receiving a practicum placement students must be able to pass the DCF fingerprint background check process, have a current DCF Staff Health Report with a negative Tuberculosis Test result and complete CPR and First Aid.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (307-175 or 307-197) and (307-177)
Co-requisites: (307-195)