Early Childhood Education Courses

CE101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education - 3

Introduction to the education of the young child, birth through age eight. Includes developmentally appropriate practices and programs, overview of history of early education, theoretical program models, ethical and professional responsibilities, different types of childhood programs and current trends and issues. Previously CE100.


CE110 Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum and Practice - 3

Examination of developmentally appropriate practices applicable to early childhood settings.  Addresses curriculum and planning and the development of effective teaching materials and strategies. Prerequisite: CE 101 or instructor’s permission.


CE111 Infant and Toddler Programming - 3

Overview of curriculum and care for infants and toddlers.  Covers concepts of child development, knowledge of play as a curriculum, development assessment, the child care environment and caregiver-family relations.  Prerequisites: PY 101 or instructor’s permission.


CE115 Pre-School Classroom Management and Child Guidance - 3

Examination of the basic structure of pre-school or early childhood programs, teaching social skills and the use of appropriate child guidance methods in the educational setting.  Previously CE105. Prerequisite: CE110 or instructor’s permission.


CE118 Creative Teaching Methods - 3 

Exploration of teaching methods and curriculum development with emphasis on encouraging creative self expression and problem solving skills in children.  Students plan, implement and evaluate learning experiences that are creative, integrative and activity based.  Prerequisite: CE110 or instructor’s permission.


CE119 CDA Preparation Seminar - 2

This course provides guidance through the CDA credentialing process.  Students will be prepared to apply for a CDA credential upon completion of the seminar. Prerequisite: Students must be caring for children in an early childhood setting. Course offered for Credit/No Credit only.


CE203 Language & Literacy for Early Childhood Education - 3

Helps students gain intentional teaching methods and strategies to support language and literacy development in young children. Topics of study include: language development, print-rich environments, and reading readiness.  Students will practice storytelling using various forms of media.  Prerequisite: CE110 or instructor’s permission.


CE207 Special Topics in Early Childhood Education - 1-4  

Exploration of topics pertaining to current events or of special interest to students.  Instructor’s permission or course prerequisites may be required for some courses.


CE223 Children’s Literature - 3

Introduction to children’s literature from various genres and cultural perspectives.  Explains the functions of literature in child development, addresses criteria for selecting literature for children, and explores methods of using children’s literature in the classroom.


CE237 Children with Special Needs - 3

Introduction to serving young children with special needs in inclusive environments.  Describes types and causes of developmental disabilities.  Provides information needed to apply the philosophy, principles, and strategies that make inclusion work for all children.  Prerequisite: CE110 or instructor’s permission.


CE276 ECE Practicum - 4

Hands-on, supervised, practical experience in an early childhood educational setting. Prerequisite: CE 110 and First Aid/CPR.


CE278 Health, Safety and Nutrition - 3

Introduction to current research and applications in child health, safety and nutrition. 


CE290 Early Childhood Program Management - 3

Examination of administrative issues associated with program development and implementation.  Key topics include staffing, personnel management and leadership, licensing, certification, equipment and materials, facilities design, and family and community outreach. Prerequisite: CE237 and CS278, or instructor’s permission.


CE299 Research and Special Projects - 1-4   

Students conduct research or create projects in areas of special interest.  Students must prepare written proposals including project schedules and evaluation methods with faculty mentor assistance.  Each proposal must be approved by faculty from the relevant discipline and the Dean of Instruction.  Open only to students with sophomore standing.