Early Childhood Studies Courses

It is strongly advised that all students have completed ENGL-151B Fundamentals of Composition or the equivalent in order to meet the strenuous writing expectation in these courses. Placement testing is available in the Placement Testing Center (Building 7, third floor) to help students determine English reading and comprehension and writing proficiency.

Register for classes using WebAdvisor. Review the searchable online Class Schedule for class dates and times. Course descriptions are available in the Catalog. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and discuss their long-range academic plan.

A sampling of courses for this discipline includes (not a complete list):

Skip list of courses.

  • ECS-300 Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children
  • ECS-301 Childhood Growth and Development
  • ECS-302 Introduction to Curriculum
  • ECS-303 Child, Family, and Community
  • ECS-304 Observation and Assessment
  • ECS-305 Health Safety and Nutrition
  • ECS-306 Guidance and Discipline of Young Children
  • ECS-307A Practicum - Field Experience
  • ECS-307B Intermediate Practicum - Field Work
  • ECS-307C Practicum - Field Experience Children in the Child Lab
  • ECS-308 Administration I: Programs in Early Childhood Education
  • ECS-309 Teaching in a Diverse Society
  • ECS-310 Music and Movement Curriculum for Young Children
  • ECS-311 Art for the Young Child
  • ECS-312 The Development of Literacy in Early Childhood Education
  • ECS-313 Science and Math Curriculum for Young Children
  • ECS-314 Literature for the Young Child
  • ECS-316 Curriculum and Strategies for Children with Special Needs
  • ECS-317 Infant and Toddler Development
  • ECS-320 Introduction to Family Child Care Homes
  • ECS-321 Administration II: Personnel and Leadership in Early Childhood Education
  • ECS-322 Adult Supervision and Mentoring in Early Care and Education Childhood Programs
  • ECS-323 Care and Education for Infants and Toddlers
  • ECS-324 Parenting
  • ECS-325A Workshop Series for Parents and Teachers
  • ECS-327 School Age Child Development
  • ECS-328 Curriculum for the School Age Child
  • ECS-330 Second Helping for Family Childcare Providers

Textbooks, Online Access Codes, Other Supplies and Resources

Most Ohlone College classes require the purchase of a textbook, and some classes require the purchase of online access codes (also known as keys) or other supplies. Most of these purchases are available at the Ohlone College Bookstore.

Students may also be required to pay additional fees for access to online resources that are not available through the Ohlone College Bookstore. Please check with the instructor.

More at Textbooks: Information and Purchasing, including Online Orders, Newark Center Textbooks and Supplies, Book Buybacks, and Textbook Costs.

Student Learning Outcomes

Early Childhood Education AA Degree and Early Childhood Education for Transfer AS Degree (ADT)

  1. Demonstrate understanding, application, and implementation of Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) in the Early Childhood Environment (ECE) including: communication, interaction, guidance and discipline, teaching strategies, program and classroom planning, observation, and reporting to agencies as needed within a variety of curriculum philosophies; and develop child and professional portfolios.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to identify and describe normal development, basic needs, major theories, problem areas, and the impact of familial, community, and social influences on a child’s development.
  3. Illustrate the understanding of biological, psychological, physical development processes of children from conception through adolescence. Recognize and explain the physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and language development in children from conception through adolescence.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of a variety of observation and assessment methods and tools used to assess children's typical and atypical development and behavior, apply assessment data to develop developmentally appropriate classroom and individual curriculum plans, guidance and disciple plans, developmentally appropriate environments, and the development of both child and professional portfolios.
  5. Examine factors affecting child development in family relationships, while demonstrating an understanding of diverse family groups, their rituals and traditions in the United States of America.
  6. Observe young children, assess the learning environment, and recognize developmentally appropriate activities in early childhood educational settings. Plan, prepare, set-up, and evaluate developmentally appropriate curriculum activities for young children.