2012-2013 TMCC College Catalog
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Bilingual and Multicultural Experience in ECE
A general introduction to life-styles, values, and socioeconomic conditions of children from bilingual/bicultural families. Students are
introduced to strategies, materials and resources designed to help them enhance bilingual/multicultural experiences in the classroom.
Professionalism in Early Care and Education
This course focuses on professional issues in Early Childhood Education including knowing about and upholding ethical guidelines and
other professional standards related to early childhood practice; involvement in the early childhood field through professional
organizations and activities; principles of effective leadership and advocacy for young children and for the early childhood profession; and
public policy at the local, State, and national levels to support early childhood education in appropriate ways.
Special Topics in ECE
0.50 - 6.00
Various short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects in child development. The course will be of variable one-half
to six credits depending on the course content and number of hours required. The course may be repeated up to a total of six credits. This
course may not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education
The Exceptional Child
The study of children with physical, social, emotional and/or intellectual disabilities with emphasis on techniques for mainstreaming the
children into existing child care programs. Suggested classroom activities for children with disabilities will be included.
Principles of Child Guidance
A study of effective communication with children in guiding behavior. Emphasis will be placed on techniques which help children build
positive self-concepts and individual strengths within the context of appropriate limits and discipline. The study includes uses of direct and
indirect guidance techniques as well as introduction to guidance systems.
Observation, Documentation and Assessment of Young Children
Prerequisite: ECE 250.
This course will focus on appropriate reasons for and methods of observing and assessing growth and development of children in early care
and education settings. A variety of observation, documentation and assessment methods appropriate for young children will be introduced.
Observation and documentation will include running observations, time sampling, event sampling, anecdotal records, checklists and rating
scales. Assessment methods will include developmental checklists, parent interviews, child portfolios, and work samples.
Preschool Practicum: Child Development Lab
1.00 - 5.00
Prerequisite: ECE 204, 250, 251 and HDFS 201
Working in a preschool setting with young children and their families on three levels of competence: (1) aide, (2) assistant and (3) head
teacher. Practicum will normally be taken during the final year of the child development program. Students who receive either the Early
Childhood Education Certificate of Achievement or AAS must complete practicum credits through TMCC.
Adopting Curricula for Yng Children/Special Needs
Prerequisite: ECE 250 or 251.
The study of educational procedures used to work with young children with special needs and their families. Validated teaching procedures
will be introduced to the students. These include identification and referral, program planning, organizing the learning environment,
promoting behavior change and curriculum domains.
Practicum with Infants and Toddlers
2.00 - 5.00
Prerequisite: All ECE core courses, as well as, ECE 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 204, 250 and HDFS 201.
Working in an infant/toddler setting with young children and their families on three levels of competence: 1) aide, 2) assistant and 3) head
teacher. Practicum will normally be taken during the final year of the program. Students who receive their AAS in Early Childhood
Education with an emphasis in Infant/Toddler must complete practicum credits through TMCC.
Administration of the Preschool
Prerequisite: ECE 250, 251, HDFS 201 or permission of the instructor.
The study of the program management of an early childhood education program. Areas include program planning, implementation, and
evaluation, facilities development and maintenance, parent and community interaction, nutrition, health and safety issues and personnel
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.