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Early Childhood I Course Syllabus

by Deb Eungard


Early Childhood Education I

(Regional Course ID: H220 / Child Care I)

Grundy Area Vocational Center

Morris, IL, 60450


Instructor:            Ms. Deb Eungard


Office Hours:       Monday-Friday 7:30 – 8:15 & 3:00 – 4:00


Telephone:           work:  (815) 942-4390 ext. 252

                             Fax:  (815) 942-6650

                             E-mail:  deungard@gavc-il.org


Prerequisites:       1.  Student must have reliable transportation.

      2.  Student must possess an interest in working with          young children.             



Description:          This course is designed to offer students opportunities

                             to develop skills enabling them to work with young

                             children.  The first 6 weeks will provide intensive

                             training in viewing the child care profession, learning

                             basic principles of child development, providing an

                             appropriate environment for children, planning

                             curriculum, and building foundational skills necessary

                             in becoming a successful child care professional.

                             Following this training, off-campus sites will be used up

                             to three days per week on a rotation basis for

                             observational and practical experiences.  Students will

                             begin documenting hours of experience while building

                             their personal portfolio.



Expectations:       You can greatly enhance your experience in this course    

                             by developing the following work ethics:

1.     Be prompt and attend regularly.

2.     Be courteous and respectful to others.

3.     Be equipped with material and supplies.

4.     Be responsible for course requirements.

5.     Be a good listener.


Credit with Joliet

Junior College:    At the completion of the second year, the student is   eligible for 3 hours of Articulation with Joliet Junior College.


Required Text/

Materials:             1.  Working with Young Children by Judy Kerr

                            2.  Workbook & Observation Handbook 

           Glencoe McGraw Hill

       3.     $20 Course Fee



Requirements:     Students will be graded using a cumulative point system

                           each quarter.  Completion of workbooks, projects,

                           research papers, assignments, group projects,

     participation, and evaluations from on-site

     experiences assist in determining a student’s grade.



Grading Scale:      93 – 100% A

                             85 – 92% B

                             77 – 84% C

                             70 – 76% D

                             69 and below F


Grading Plan:      Grading in based on accumulated points.


Attendance:          Expected.  You will be responsible for your own success

                             or failure with attendance.


Careers & Job

Outlook:        According to the US Dept. of Labor, http://www.bls.gov/home.htm, Early Childhood Education should maintain and grow over the next ten years with No Child Left Behind.  The outlook is strong for the following positions:  Pre-School Teachers with a Type 04 Certification, Kindergarten Teachers, and Early Childhood Special Education Teachers.






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