2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Sep 30, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

ECE 250 - Intentional Teaching in Early Childhood

3 CR
Students learn the components of intentional teaching to ensure all children reach their full potential and are school-ready. Students learn how to use reflection and purposeful planning to ensure each child acquires the skills needed to be successful based on individual assessment. Students learn how to balance child and adult-guided experiences to promote effective learning across developmental domains. Students will be introduced to NAEYC ethical standards, coaching, mentoring, and service-learning conceptual models in their respective relationships to early childhood education. Each student is required to spend four to six clock hours completing field experience outside of scheduled class times which may include working with young children, families, and early childhood professionals.

Requisites: Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 244, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55  or ENGL 151 .
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain the importance of intentional teaching and balancing child-guided and adult-guided experiences to create optimal learning environments for young children.
  2. Analyze national and state standards that support positive development in young children.
  3. Use service-learning models to intentionally support children and their families.