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
AA Degree
and
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:

  1. Complete Major Field and Supporting Courses with a 2.0 grade point average.
  2. Complete Plan A, B, or C General Education requirements. These are specified in the Ohlone College Catalog.
  3. Complete at least 60 degree-applicable units with a 2.0 grade point average.
  4. Complete at least 12 units at Ohlone College.

Requirements for Certificate of Achievement:

  1. Complete Major Field courses as indicated below.
  2. Complete at least six units at Ohlone College.
  3. Maintain a 2.0 grade point average in Major Field courses.

Major Field

Major Field Courses
Number Title Units
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
27-29

Supporting Courses

Select 6-8 additional units in Early Childhood Studies to complete Major Field requirement. For an option, select from the categories provided.

Supporting Courses
Number Title
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-324 Parenting
ECS-327 School Age Child Development
ECS-328 Curriculum for the School Age Child
ECS-330 Second Helping for Family Childcare Providers

ECS Options

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.

Family Child Care
Number Title Units
ECS-320 Introduction to Family Child Care Homes 1
ECS-324 Parenting 3
ECS-330 Second Helping for Family Childcare Providers 2
Infant & Toddler
Number Title Units
ECS-317 Infant and Toddler Development and Care 3
ECS-323 Advanced Training in Infant-Toddler Care 3
Administrative (Required for Site Supervisor and Program Directors)
Number Title Units
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
Family & Community Partnership
Number Title Units
ECS-309 Cultural Diversity in Programs for Young Children 3
ECS-324 Parenting 3
Creative Activities
Number Title Units
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
Working with Special Needs
Number Title Units
ECS-304 Observation and Assessment of Young Children 3
ECS-316 Children with Special Needs in Programs for Small Children 3
School Age Programs
Number Title Units
ECS-327 School Age Child Development 3
ECS-328 Curriculum for the School Age Child 3

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