The Inclusive Early Childhood Education Classroom   [Archived Catalog]
2023-2024 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

ECE 352 - The Inclusive Early Childhood Education Classroom

3 Credit(s)
This course promotes the critical thinker, with the technical skills of a creative planner and effective practitioner.  Focus on children with autism and intervention strategies most successful in the earliest years.  This course helps preschool teachers and directors identify young children who may be on the autism spectrum and work with parents to achieve optimal outcomes through referral, intervention and effective techniques for working with children in an early childhood setting.  Students will conduct observations, assessment and individualized planning/ implementing learning experiences, IEPs/IFSPs, and transition plans for children with special needs with emphasis on observation/reflection to curriculum planning. This course applies toward Title 22 Regulations and Title 5 Child Development Permits.
Students participate in field experiences throughout the semester.  This is a 3-unit course totaling 45 total hours: 30 hours of instructional time (online or on-ground) and 15 hours online instruction through Canvas. Please note that for every 1 hour of instructional time there is an expected 2 hours of out of class requirements allocated for readings, journals, assignments, etc.

Prerequisites:  ECE332: Introduction of Special Needs with a grade of "B" or better; or by permission of the instructor.