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
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.
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.