Early Childhood Education Syllabus

Early Childhood Education Syllabus

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Syllabus for Early Childhood Education

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Early Childhood Education
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Early Childhood Education by 7SistersHomeschool

Course Description

Upon completion of the course, student will have covered the scope and sequence for one-half credit in introductory Early Childhood Education course.

  • Course Goals

    • At the completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate an introductory knowledge of Early Childhood Education and apply basic principals and theory of Early Childhood Education to their daily life when they work with young children
  • Course Objectives

    • Early Childhood Education is an elective or Career Exploration course that teaches teens:
      • How young children grow and develop
      • Different philosophies of Early Childhood Education
      • Practical teaching ideas and lesson planning

Topics covered:

    • How to Use This Course
    • Chapter 1: Preschool Child Development – Physical Development
    • Chapter 2: Preschool Child Development – Cognitive Development
    • Chapter 3: Early Educational Theorists
    • Chapter 4: Educational Theorists of the 1800s
    • Chapter 5: Influential Educators of the Early 1900s
    • Chapter 6: Influential Modern Educators
    • Chapter 7: Other Theories That Influence Education
    • Chapter 8: The Qualities of a Good Early Education Teacher
    • Chapter 9: Montessori in the Classroom
    • Chapter 10: Charlotte Mason Method in the Classroom
    • Chapter 11: Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom
    • Chapter 12: Classroom Skills & Management
    • Chapter 13: How to Create Lesson Plans
    • Chapter 14: Final Project
    • Chapter 15: Presentation
    • Preschool Planning Sheet
    • Answer Key
    • Resources

Grading Scale (adjust to your needs):

  • Attendance 10% (if in co-op or group class)
  • Class Participation 40% (For co-op:this includes passing around homework,- so you must keep homework current to get a good participation grade. For individual: this includes attitude and timeliness of assignments)
  • Assignments 50% (must be neatly written and stapled-if text is printed out, or neatly typed in the editable text; and handed in according to syllabus)
  • Lesson Plans

Due Dates for Projects:

Add due date for final project.

Weekly assignments:

Week 1 How to Use This Course and Chapter 1 Preschool Child Development – Physical Development

  • Read chapter and answer questions. Complete activity.

Week 2 Preschool Child Development – Cognitive Development

  • Read chapter and answer questions. Complete activity.

Week 3 Early Educational Theorists

  • Read chapter and answer questions. Complete activity.

Week 4 Educational Theorists of the 1800s

  • Read chapter and answer questions. Complete activity.

Week 5 Influential Educators of the Early 1900s

  • Read chapter and answer questions. Complete activity.

Week 6 Influential Modern Educators

  • Read chapter and answer questions. Complete activity.

Week 7 Other Theories That Influence Education

  • Read chapter and answer questions. Complete activity.

Week 8 The Qualities of a Good Early Education Teacher

  • Read chapter and answer questions. Complete activity.

Week 9 Montessori in the Classroom

  • Read chapter and answer questions. Complete activity.

Week 10 Charlotte Mason Method in the Classroom

  • Read chapter and answer questions. Complete activity.

Week 11 Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom

  • Read chapter and answer questions. Complete activity.

Week 12 Classroom Skills & Management

  • Read chapter and answer questions. Complete activity.

Week 13 How to Create Lesson Plans

  • Read chapter and answer questions. Complete activity.

Week 14 Final Project

  • Follow instructions and create your final project.

Week 15 Presentation

  • Practice and present your presentation.
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