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Course SummaryEducation 106: Introduction to Early Childhood Education has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. This course consists of short, engaging lessons taught by expert instructors and provides you with a self-paced study option to get you started on your degree.
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The objective of this course is to introduce students to the history, major educational and psychological theories, early childhood development stages, teaching strategies, and current trends of early childhood education.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
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- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 180 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the stages of cognitive development, zone of proximal development, and stages of development theories from various psychologists.
- Distinguish forms of development and cognitive and fine motor skills in children, including behavior, abnormalities, and the impact of abuse and neglect.
- Explain the benefits of early childhood education and the curriculum, programs, and services it offers.
- Appraise infants' and toddlers' cognitive and social development, including emotional expression in the first two years of life.
- Compare and contrast different preschool and kindergarten methods of education, including Montessori, Emilia, High/Scope, and Waldorf approaches.
- Summarize strategies for teaching to course standards and types of learning in childhood education.
- Analyze ways to educate students with regards to diversity, learning disabilities, prejudice, and gender equality.
- Evaluate assessments and developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) for early childhood, preschool, special education, and more.
- Define parent-child relationships and the impact of different types of family structure.
- Identify effective teaching and professional developments, focusing on organizations in education such as the NAEYC, ACEI, NEA.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Education 106 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
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This course has been evaluated and recommended by both ACE and NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Education 106 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Education 106 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
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|History & Theories of Early Childhood Education||Discuss trends in early childhood education, and explain cognitive development theories from Piaget and Vygotsky. Describe the zone of proximal development, and list theories and stages of development from Maslow, Erikson, Gardner, Mead and more.|
|Typical & Atypical Early Childhood Development||Describe forms of development and cognitive and fine motor skills in children. Define moral and prosocial behavior, and detail the impact of abuse and neglect on children. Discuss developmental delays and abnormalities in children.|
|Programs & Curriculum for Early Childhood Education||Identify benefits of early childhood education, and define curriculum and emergent curriculum in early childhood education. Share ways to evaluate and advocate for early childhood programs and services.|
|Social & Cognitive Development in Infants & Toddlers||Explain infant cognitive and social development, and describe emotional expression in the first two years of life. Detail ways infants and toddlers learn language. List pros and cons of day care.|
|Early Childhood Education for Preschool & Kindergarten||Share characteristics of preschoolers, and discuss kindergarten education. Describe Montessori and Emilia's theories of education and the High/Scope and Waldorf educational approaches.|
|Instructional Strategies for Early Childhood Education||List strategies for teaching to course standards, and describe types of learning in childhood education. Discuss writing development for children, character education and motivation in education.|
|Student Diversity & Equity||Detail ways to teach diversity and reduce prejudice in the classroom, and examine schooling differences across cultures. List ways to educate students with learning disabilities and language barriers. Examine CRT and gender equality in education.|
|Student Assessment & Developmentally Appropriate Practices||Provide details about DAP. List assessment procedures for early childhood, preschool, special education and more. Explain biases and language differences in assessments.|
|Family & Community Involvement in Childhood Education||Define parent-child relationships, types of families and foster care. Discuss the impact of adoption, teen parenting and more on education and development. Share ways to communicate with families, promote family and community involvement and create community partnerships.|
|Professional Development & Organizations in Early Childhood Education||Discuss effective teaching and teacher professional development. Define reflective teaching, and share ways to keep up with educational trends. Provide details about the NAEYC, ACEI, NEA and other professional organizations in education.|
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