2012-2013 TMCC College Catalog
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Environments for Infant and Toddler
1.00 - 3.00
The study of setting up and maintaining an infant/toddler program-environment with emphasis on health and safety concerns, space
utilization, equipment, and material needs and usage.
The course will provide a comprehensive introduction to the principles and basic concepts of the development of the child from conception
to age three. Emphasis on the physical, emotional and social growth of the infant as well as understanding of the parenting process and the
development of parenting skills.
Math in the Preschool Curriculum
Activities and materials for developing mathematics readiness in the preschool child. Math concepts such as shapes and counting sets will
Science in the Preschool Curriculum
Activities and materials for teaching science in the preschool. Lectures and hands on activities designed to acquaint the child with the
world around him/her.
Literature for Preschool Children
Survey of books for use with preschool children. Included are criteria for selecting and using children's literature, techniques of story
telling with and without audiovisual aids such as puppets, flannel graphs, and story rolls.
Literacy and the Young Child
Activities and materials for developing auditory and visual perception skills in the preschooler. Included are techniques for the
development of language skills through experiences in listening, speaking, prewriting and reading readiness.
Music in the Preschool Curriculum
Teaching techniques and music activities for preschool children, including songs, finger plays, dance and rhythm activities.
Art in the Preschool Curriculum
Activities and materials for teaching art in the preschool. Emphasis on developing creativity and enjoyment of art through the use of a wide
range of materials and activities.
Activities for Physical Development in Young Child
Activities, materials and equipment for development of gross motor coordination in preschool children. Individual, small group and large
group activities for both indoor and outdoor use will be included.
After School Activities
The primary objectives of this workshop are to (1) provide a learning experience in the development of programs for children in
after-school programs and (2) develop methods and hands-on training in dealing with groups and individuals in after-school programs.
Social Studies in the Preschool Curriculum
Activities and materials for teaching social studies in the preschool, with specific content appropriate for young children, drawn from
anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, sociology and psychology. Emphasis on methods of teaching children
about themselves, their families and their communities.
Child Abuse and Neglect
This course will provide the opportunity for students to learn the legal definition, symptoms, causes and reporting procedures of child
abuse and neglect. The course will include discussion of the roles and responsibilities of community agencies such as law enforcement,
social services, child care personnel, medical and psychosocial professionals.
Infectious Diseases and 1st Aid in Childcare
This course will provide information about infectious diseases and first-aid measures in child care settings. Course content will include
recognizing communicable and acute illnesses, management of accidents and injuries, preventive measures, health education, current
research and community resources.
TMCC College Catalog 2012-2013
* This course might not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education
(NSHE). If you plan to pursue a four-year degree, check with the institution where you intend to transfer to learn whether this course will count
toward the degree you intend to seek.