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Early Childhood II Course Syllabus

by Deb Eungard


Early Childhood Education II

(Regional Course ID: H221 / Child Care II)

Grundy Area Vocational Center

Morris, IL, 60450


Instructor:            Ms. Deb Eungard


Office Hours:       Monday-Friday 

      7:30 – 8:30 & 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 successfully complete Early Childhood I

      2.     Student must have reliable transportation

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


Description:         This course is designed for those students who would like

                             to continue to build on their acquired skills from the

                             Early Childhood Education I course.  Each student will

                             be developing their own work plan for the program by

                             choosing 2 semester practicum experiences to complete

                             their training portfolio.  Areas of focus will include: 

                             history & philosophy of education, diversity, parent

                             involvement, discipline, developmentally appropriate

                             practices, child observations, and advocacy.



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.


Required Text/

Materials:             1.  Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education by

                                      George S. Morrison

       2.  Working with Young Children by Judy Kerr

                                      Workbook & Observation Handbook

                             3.  Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early

                                  Childhood Programs  by NAEYC Sue Bredekamp and

                                  Carol Copple, Editors

                             4.  $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 assists in determining a students 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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