EC 209 - Learning Environments for Children
3 Semester Hour Credits
Course Description: This course examines methods for creating and maintaining environments that emphasize safety, promote wellness, and encourage exploration and learning. Topics include hazard assessment, safety education, responding to injuries and emergencies, sanitation, meal planning, health education, organizing the environment, and utilizing appropriate materials, plans, and routines.
Schedule: Summer semesters. This course follows the traditional on-campus calendar for beginning and ending dates.
Delivery Method: Online. Students are not expected to come to the campus at any time.
Prerequisite Courses: None.
Instructor: Tanya Mooney; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Textbook: Book Information through the DCB Bookstore.
Other Materials: None.
Course Objectives: It is expected that students will be able to:
- Students will recognize and use safety practices that prevent or reduce injures.
- Students will plan for emergencies and injuries and demonstrate knowledge of appropriate response procedures.
- Students will guide and instruct children in using safety rules and emergency procedures.
- Students will identify and descibe methods for maintaining environments that promote wellness.
- Students will plan for good hygiene and rituals that promote wellness and demonstrate an understanding of proper nutrition and healthy eating habits.
- Students will organize indoor and outdoor areas that encourage play and exploration.
- Students will create, select, and use materials, toys, and equipment that interest and challenge children.
- Students will plan and implement a schedule and routines that support children's development and learning.
- Assignments are expected to be on time, free of errors, and of college quality.
- Students will participate and remain active throughout the course.
- Students must log in to course at least three time a week.
- Written assignments must be written free of errors and at the college level.
Exams - Policies & Procedures: Students must successfully complete graded assessments of learning, and submit a final project that displays a mastery of learning environments through the creation of an e-binder.
- All exams are timed and have to be taken in the sequence presented
- Exams cannot be retaken
- Exams are taken online and should be completed in a quiet environment
- Once started, the exam must be finished.*Exams are from 1-2 hours long
- Exams consist of true/false, multiple-choice, matching, essay and short answer questions
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