Curriculum Guides 2005-2006
(Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Summer 2006)
These curriculum guides are based on the Ohlone College 2005-2006 degree requirements. Students who will be graduating using a different catalog for their degree requirements should see a counselor and/or refer to the appropriate Ohlone College Catalog (view Ohlone's Catalog Rights Policy). All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review degree requirements and/or have questions answered.
Early Childhood Studies
Certificate of Achievement Program
The Early Childhood Studies Program at Ohlone College prepares students for employment in child development programs including preschools, children’s centers, family childcare centers, school age programs, and infant and toddler programs. The Ohlone College program meets or exceeds the requirements for teachers in centers and programs licensed in the State of California by the Department of Social Services. The program also meets the requirements for the Child Development Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. All Early Childhood Studies majors should plan to follow the suggested flow of courses, beginning with ECS-300. Options in a particular area of child development involve the completion of an additional six to nine units in courses specific to that area.
Requirements for AA Degree:
- Complete Major Field and Supporting Courses with a 2.0 grade point average.
- Complete Plan A, B, or C General Education requirements. These are specified in the Ohlone College Catalog.
- Complete at least 60 degree-applicable units with a 2.0 grade point average.
- Complete at least 12 units at Ohlone College.
Requirements for Certificate of Achievement:
- Complete Major Field courses as indicated below.
- Complete at least six units at Ohlone College.
- Maintain a 2.0 grade point average in Major Field courses.
|ECS-300||Introduction to Early Childhood Studies||4|
|ECS-301||Early Childhood Growth and Development||3|
|ECS-302||Introduction to Early Childhood Curriculum||4|
|ECS-303||Child, Family, and Community||3|
|ECS-304||Observation and Assessment of Young Children||4|
|ECS-305||Health and Safety Practices in Programs for Young Children||3|
|ECS-306||Guidance and Discipline of Young Children||3|
|ECS-307A-C||Practicum Working with Young Children||3-5|
Select 6-8 additional units in Early Childhood Studies to complete Major Field requirement. For an option, select from the categories provided.
|ECS-304||Observation and Assessment of Young Children|
|ECS-308||Administration of Programs for Young Children|
|ECS-309||Cultural Diversity in Programs for Young Children|
|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||Children with Special Needs in Programs for Young Children|
|ECS-317||Infant and Toddler Development and Care|
|ECS-319||Work Experience Seminar|
|ECS-320||Introduction to Family Child Care Homes|
|ECS-321||Supervision in Early Childhood Programs|
|ECS-322||Mentoring and Supervision in Early Childhood Programs|
|ECS-323||Advanced Training in Infant-Toddler Care|
|ECS-327||School Age Child Development|
|ECS-328||Curriculum for the School Age Child|
|ECS-330||Second Helping for Family Childcare Providers|
The following options meet the requirements of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for a specialization. To meet the Master Teacher requirements students must complete six units in a specialized field and complete ECS-322, Mentoring and Supervision in Early Childhood Programs.
The State of California, Commission on Teacher Credentialing, requires a specialization of 6-8 units in a specific area to meet the qualifications for the Master Teacher level of the Child Development Permit. These options have been designed to meet the needs reflected by the community. Students may create their own specialization. Check with the ECS Professional Development Coordinator at (510) 979-7496 for information.
|ECS-320||Introduction to Family Child Care Homes||1|
|ECS-330||Second Helping for Family Childcare Providers||2|
|ECS-317||Infant and Toddler Development and Care||3|
|ECS-323||Advanced Training in Infant-Toddler Care||3|
|ECS-308||Administration of Programs for Young Children||3|
|ECS-321||Supervision in Early Childhood Programs||3|
|ECS-322||Mentoring and Supervision in Early Childhood Programs||2|
|ECS-309||Cultural Diversity in Programs for Young Children||3|
|ECS-310||Music and Movement Curriculum for Young Children||3|
|ECS-311||Art for the Young Child||3|
|ECS-312||The Development of Literacy in Early Childhood Education||3|
|ECS-313||Science and Math Curriculum for Young Children||3|
|ECS-314||Literature for the Young Child||3|
|ECS-304||Observation and Assessment of Young Children||3|
|ECS-316||Children with Special Needs in Programs for Small Children||3|
|ECS-327||School Age Child Development||3|
|ECS-328||Curriculum for the School Age Child||3|