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 Course Title:   Math, Science & Social Learning for Children

 Title Abbreviation:   MATH SCI/SOC/LEARN/CHILD

 Department:    ECED

 Course #:    202

 Credits:    4

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    4

 CIP:    131210

 EPC:    402

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Focuses on math, science and social understanding curriculum for children birth to 8 years. Explores the process of planning, selecting and preparing materials and experiences for young children. Includes weekly two-hour off-campus observations.


Prerequisite: EDUC& 115 and/or department chair approval.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify various approaches to curriculum development for young children.
  2. Develop outlines, schedules and lesson plans based on a variety of curricula approaches.
  3. Plan and implement activities that are culturally appropriate and anti biased.
  4. Participate actively in planning and implementing ECE activity approaches.
  5. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of various curricula.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.6 Recognize, comprehend, and use visual communication appropriate to a given context.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.1 Analyze problems to determine what mathematical principles apply.

9. Scientific Literacy

Definition: Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
9.1 Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental scientific concepts.

Course Contents

  1. Theoretical basis of curricula approaches.
  2. Resources for curricula development.
  3. Developmentally appropriate practices.
  4. Individualization of curricula activities.
  5. Diversity in curricula planning and implementation.
  6. Anti-bias curriculum.
  7. Integrated and emergent style approaches.
  8. Self-correcting activities.
  9. Selection of materials.
  10. Implementation of activities in an ECE environment.