EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (5412 ECE I and 5406 ECE II)

4 Cr / All Year / 3 Pds gr. 11-12

  • CTE application required.
  • Recommended Prerequisite: Child Development; Advanced Child Development or Interpersonal Relationships
  • Student must have a “C” (5.0) GPA to apply 
  • Location: Ivy Tech Community College in Warsaw. Students must provide their own transportation.
  • Students may earn up to 12 hours of college credit at Ivy Tech Community College.
  • This course has a field experience component along with the classroom work.
  • This class has a limit of 20 students.

Early Childhood Education I & II –  ECED 100, ECED 101, ECED 103, ECED 105 (12 dual credits)  

ECED 100 is an entry level course for Early Care and Education teachers. It provides an overview of the history, theory, and foundations of early childhood education as well as exposure to types of programs, curricula and services available to young children. Opportunities to explore a variety of opportunities in the field through lecture, activities, and classroom observations. Students may be required to complete observations and field experiences with children as related to this course.  ECED 101 examines basic principles of child development, Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP), importance of family, licensing, and elements of quality care of young children with an emphasis on the learning environment related to health, safety, and nutrition. Entry-level course for early care and education teachers. Students may be required to complete observations and field experiences with children as related to this course. ECED 103 is an entry level course for Early Care and Education teachers. It examines Developmentally Appropriate environments and activities in various childcare settings. Explores the varying developmental levels and cultural backgrounds of children. Students may be required to complete observations and field experiences with children as related to this course.  ECED 105 Prepares the student to complete the application, CDA exam, and verification process for the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. Students participate in supervised visits at their practical work/volunteer sites as the college instructor fulfills the role of the Professional Development Specialist, as outlined by the Council for Professional Recognition. The college instructor completes site visits and observational assessments required for the credential process as outlined by the Council for Professional Recognition, Washington, D.C. Students may be required to complete observations and field experiences with children as related to this course. A credentialing fee is assigned to this course.