Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education Syllabus

Course Description

Want to have an impact on the most important years of human development? Students will learn how to create fun and educational environments for children, how to keep the environment safe for children, and how to encourage the health and well-being of infants, toddlers, and school-aged children.

This is a 1 semester course consisting of 10 units.  Upon successful completion students will receive 0.5 credit towards high school graduation.

Course Overview

  • Childcare Roles and Obligations
  • A Clean, Safe and Healthy Childcare Environment
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Play: A Child’s Work
  • Guidance and Discipline
  • Communication, Observation and Recording
  • Literacy and Language
  • Personal Goals and Development

Required Course Materials

Please access the list of course materials from the OC Online book ordering system and order your materials as soon as possible. Oftentimes, course materials are on back order and you may experience a delay in receiving them, causing students to fall behind in their online coursework. When ordering used or rented materials, be careful that online access codes are also current.

Methods of Evaluation

Students will demonstrate mastery through the following formative and summative assessments:

  • 40%       Assignments
  • 10%           Participation (Discussion Posts, Synchronous Sessions)
  • 10%           Quizzes
  • 25%           Mid-Term and Final Exam
  • 15%           Unit Tests

* Semester-long Course and ** Eight-week Course

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