CDEV1105 Introduction to Early Childhood Careers

The student will examine the various roles and responsibilities of educators who serve children and families in a professional manner. Observations of different types of early childhood programs will be required.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

None

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Examine history of the early childhood profession
Examine career opportunities
Explain worker requirements and roles
Compare types of early childhood programs
Utilize a variety of techniques for communicating with families
Evaluate parent involvement techniques
Describe teaching practices that support diversity
Evaluate teamwork
Practice the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Code of Ethics
Examine program policies
Examine licensing requirements
Utilize community resources

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
Brooklyn Park Campus - 763-488-2477
Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544

Campus

Brooklyn Park Campus Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

3