EC 233 - Pre-K Methods and Materials
3 Semester Hour Credits
Course Description: This course focuses on the physical and cognitive development of children, the promotion of literacy, and the utilization of creative experiences in child care settings. Topics include developmental needs of children, age -appropriate activities, cognitive theory and brain research; creative environments, language arts, music/movement, art and aesthetic experiences. Students will evaluate, plan and implement activities that focus on children's needs and interests.
Schedule: Spring only. 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: Christy Jackson
Textbook: Book Information through the DCB Bookstore.
Other Materials: None.
Course Objectives: It is expected that students will be able to:
- Students will implement activities/lessons through a variety of child-directed and teacher-directed approaches.
- Students will recognize and create curriculum that is developmentally appropriate for the domains of cognitive, social/emotional, motor, aesthetic, physical, and language.
- Students will design materials that promotes the effective use of classroom structure and learning activities.
- Students will demonstrate effective teaching techniques in various curriculum areas, including: science, math, arts, music, movement, literacy, and social studies.
- Students will review and assess teaching materials for their relevance to ECE.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to use a variety of equipment to create appropriate teaching materials teaching materials. i.e. computer, laminator, etc.
- Students need to read the chapter or chapters assigned for the particular week. This work is graded.
- Your final grade is determined by timely completion of all assignments. All assignments are graded. There are no tests, just reflection reports.
Technology Required: Click here to view our technology required page.