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Syllabus - TEMPLE UNIVERSITY Curriculum Instruction and...

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TEMPLE UNIVERSITY Curriculum, Instruction and Technology in Education Summer Session I, 2010 Early Childhood Education 2322 Family, School and Community Environments for Young Children Monday, May 17 and Thursdays, June 24, 2010 9:00 – 10:30 Ritter Hall 211 PROFESSOR: Ruby Alfred Peters Office Hours: Tuesday 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Other Office Hours by Appointment. Office: Ritter Hall Room 443 Phone: 215-204-6258 (Office) 856-524-9862 (Cell) E-mail: [email protected] Family, School, and Community Environments for Young Children ECH ED 2322
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Course Description : This course is designed to provide a foundation for early childhood educators’ work with families, schools and communities. Social, economic and technological changes that impact how children and families function will be examined. Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the young child is an integral component of the course. Emphasis will be p laced on the important role teachers serve in promoting children’s health and fostering an environment of healthy attitudes, values, and practices. Class discussions, readings, activities and field experiences will provide a conceptual structure for crafting strategies and approaches to engaging families, schools, and communities in building healthy and positive learning environments for young children. Students will be expected to continuously self assess in both written and oral form. Expanded interactions in guided problem solving and value analysis are included in the course presentations, assigned activities and outside readings. Many class activities will be completed in creative, cooperative groups. However, each student will be required to complete 9 Nutrition Resource File and a Family Nutrition Bag designed to strengthen the need to have families, schools and communities working together to build a healthy, safe and positive learning environments for young children. A balance of affective and effective strategies will be an integral component of the course content. Required Texts : Couchenour, D., & Chrisman, K. (2008). Families, Schools, and Communities: Together for Young Children (3 rd Edition). Albany, NY. Marotz, L.R., Cross, M.Z., & Rush, J.M. (2010). Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child (7 th Edition). Delmar: Albany, NY. Course Policies and Requirements : Attendance Policy for Early Childhood/Elementary Education Program: (Adopted March 1997). Courses in Early Childhood/Elementary Education are intended to develop professional understandings, habits and attitudes. Since attendance and punctuality are of critical importance in a professional person, the faculty of Early Childhood/Elementary has a NO CUT policy. Attendance irregularities (arriving late or leaving early) and/or absences may cause the final grade to be lowered. Students who exceed two absences may be advised at the instructor’s discretion, to withdraw from the course or receive a lowered or failing grade. This is to be noted, carefully.
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