Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description


ECD-214 - Curriculum for Early Childhood Classroom (3 credits)
Prerequisite(s): PREREQUISITES: ECD101 or permission of instructor
This course examines strategies and methods for preparing integrated curricula that facilitate learning and provide meaningful connections for young children. Students examine early childhood curriculum models and utilize the PA Early Learning Standards to plan, create and assess developmentally appropriate environments and experiences that include children of various ages, cultures and abilities. Using play, literacy and the arts as a foundation, emergent studies in mathematics, social studies, science and computers in the classroom are explored. A weekly field observation in early childhood programs, schools, agencies or therapeutic setting is required. Students must have three current clearances: FBI Fingerprint Clearance, a Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Clearance, and a Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse History Clearance and meet the local requirements of the field placement site.


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