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| EDUC240 syllabus
|COURSE NUMBER: ||EDUC240|
|COURSE TITLE:||Program Planning/Young Children|
|SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:||3|
|STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:|
Designed to explore concrete curriculum areas which are developmentally appropriate for the young child between two and six years of age. Examines how children learn and what they can learn and suggests specific curriculum ideas and activities to stimulate and transmit learning.
Placement into ENGL121
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
- The student will be exposed to first hand experiences in discovering how children learn through hands-on demonstrations.
- The students will analyze and compare program models that are consistent with developmentally appropriate practices for young children as evidence in observation written report assignments.
- The student will develop objectives, long term goals and curriculum units which provide optimum learning opportunities for young children through developing and sharing unit.
- The student will gain experience in the design and use of materials, equipment, space and facilities to enhance growth and development of the young child through cooperative group work projects that are evaluated.
- The student will write complete, understandable lesson plans for learning center activities and group time by developing graded weekly and activity plans for use in a preschool classroom.
- The student will analyze, interpret and evaluate a preschool program as planned cooperative group discussions that are monitored and evaluated.
- The student will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of creativity in planning, teaching, and learning across the curriculum as evidence on exams.
- Introduction/Course Outline
- Brainstorm Building Blocks of Curriculum
- Licensing Standards
- Philosophy of Education
- Developmentally Appropriate Practices
- Physical Environment
- Principals of DA Education
- Room Arrangement/Centers
- Daily Schedule
- Importance of Field Trips/Community Resources
- The Value of Play
- Creative Circle Time
- Block/Truck Area
- Developing the Dramatic Play Corner
- Outdoor Play/Nature Study
- Art & Art Area
- Wood Working
- Emerging Literacy/Writing
- Sand & Water Play
- Sensory Experience
- Project Approach
- Block Plan
TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:Early Education Curriculum: A Child's Connection to the World
by Hilda L. Jackman, published by Cengage Learning 2015.
See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstoreEVALUATION:
A point system has been established to determine the final grade
92-100% ||A |
588-643 pts ||84-91% ||B |
532-587 pts ||76-83% ||
476-531 pts ||68-75% ||
Under 476 pts ||under 68% ||
Curriculum Activities (14) 420
- Observation of Physical Environment
- Field Trip/Community Resources Plan
- Parent Program
- Play Observation/Critique
- Ideal Classroom Design discuss population control
- Blocks/Wheel Toys
- House Corner - picture file, bulletin board, prop box
- *Together Time Calendar strip/weather chart*
- Observation - Manipulatives
- Observation - Art area
- *Math/Science, nature study, cooking*
- *Children's Literature* Emerging Literacy/Writing
- Observe outdoor play/evaluate playground
*A lesson plan is required with each activity along with an assessment of the lesson. Each activity is worth 30 points.
One Day Theme Unit (Final Exam) 150
Each member of class will present to and/or involve the class in a developmentally appropriate unit related to a theme or a piece of children's literature. A lesson plan with long and short range goals will accompany the unit.
Presentation, Papers, Special Reports, Charts, Bulletin Boards 70
- 10 Philosophy of how children learn
- 10 Special topic report
- 5 Transition song
- 5 Lesson plan
- 5 Calendar strip
- 10 Charts
- 10 Bulletin Board
- 10 Block Plan
- 5 Recipe Strip
- 10 Resource Curriculums
In Class Participation/Sharing 50
Demonstrations, Presentations, Webbing, Children's Books, and sensory experience.
|STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:||Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook|
|DISABILITY SERVICES:||Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.|