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an early childhood classroom. Course provides studentsthe opportunity to intentionally plan and implementdevelopmentally and culturally appropriate instructionalstrategies based on local, state and national standards.Course requires students to be on site teaching for 20hours per week for 15 weeks.ECE 225 Early ChildhoodProfessional3:3:0Students study and reflect upon the ethical andprofessional responsibilities of the early childhoodprofession. Family involvement, communication andparent conferences will be focused upon. Studentslearn Department of Public Welfare regulations andthe NAEYC-National Association for the Education ofYoung Children Accreditation process. Issues involved inplanning, developing, marketing, budgeting, and operatinga childcare facility will be introduced. Professionalportfolio development encourages students’ preparationfor future interviewing, self -assessment, and continuingprofessional growth.ECE 230The Director With Vision3:3:0Students will explore their educational philosophythrough current research and standards. Strategies willbe introduced to assist directors in helping staff create avision of best practices for curriculum development andquality environments. Directors and future directors willexplore effective communication techniques for workingwith children, families, and community.ECE 235 Program Organizationand Management3:3:0Students will study the administrative role of the director.Strategies will be explored for planning fiscal operations,program management, and day-to-day administration ofearly care and education programs.Early Childhood Education/Early InterventionECI 115Family-Centered EarlyIntervention FieldExperience1:1:0Field observation and teaching experiences in earlyintervention require a minimum of 40 hours ofobservation and participation in early childhood specialeducation classrooms and in shadowing of professionalson home visits. Students gain a more in-depthunderstanding of the early intervention system andeffective family-centered service strategies. Documentationof the field experience will be the completed fieldexperience portfolio.ECI 205Early Childhood Guidancefor Inclusion Settings3:3:0Focuses specifically on the process of guidingyoung children. Emphasis on the long-term goals of howto help children to develop a healthy sense ofself-control; to like and respect themselves; to treat otherpeople and animals with respect; and to be competent,independent, cooperative, and responsible.ECI 220Early Childhood Education/Early InterventionInternship8:1:18Students in the associate of applied science degree willspend 18 hours per week for 15 weeks for a total of 270hours under the supervision of an early childhood/earlyintervention professional for eight credits. Students in thecertificate program will spend 16.5 hours in eight weeks fora total of 135 hours for four credits under the supervision ofan early childhood/early intervention professional. Students

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Term
Spring
Professor
Ian Lande
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Allentown Pennsylvania, LCCC, Lehigh Carbon Community College

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