ED 117 Instructional Programs and Methods in Early Childhood Education: 3 semester hours
A basic course for early childhood teachers designed to present the history, philosophy and purposes of early childhood education; introduction to procedures in observing, recording, and interpreting behavior of young children; study of various contemporary programs including comparison of theoretical foundations, methods of implementation, and evaluative data; a broad overview of all aspects of setting up and managing a program for young children. This course must be completed with a minimum grade of C (2.00). This course can be taken at Kirkwood Community College as ECE 107: Foundations in Early Childhood. (Fall semester, sophomore year). Prerequisite: Cumulative grade point average of 2.50.