First Term

ECE: EARLY LANGUAGE & LITERACY 3.00
ECE: SOC S, ART & MUSIC 3.00
ECE: HLTH SAFETY & NUTRITION 3.00
ECE: PRESCHOOL PRACTICUM 3.00
ECE: CHILD DEVELOPMENT 3.00
ECE: GUIDING CHILD BEHAVIOR 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

First Term

ECE: EARLY LANGUAGE & LITERACY (10307108)

3.00

This course explores strategies to encourage the development of early language and literacy knowledge and skill building in children birth to 8 years of age.  Learners will investigate the components of literacy including; literacy and a source of enjoyment, vocabulary and oral language, phonological awareness, knowledge of print, letters and words, comprehension and an understanding of books and other texts.  Theories and philosophies regarding children's language and literacy development will be addressed.  Dual language learning will be examined within the context of developmentally appropriate practices.  Assessment tools for early language and literacy acquisition will be reviewed.

ECE: SOC S, ART & MUSIC (10307110)

3.00

Focuses on beginning level curriculum development in the specific integrated content areas of social studies, art, music, & movement (SSAMM).

ECE: HLTH SAFETY & NUTRITION (10307167)

3.00

This three-credit course examines the topics of health, safety and nutrition within the context of the early childhood educational setting. Course competencies include: integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives, follow governmental regulations and professional standards as they apply to health, safety and nutrition, plan a safe early childhood environment, plan a healthy early childhood environment, plan nutritionally sound menus, examine Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) issues and mandates, apply Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) risk reduction strategies and apply strategies to prevent to occurrence of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) and incorporate health, safety and nutrition concepts into the children's curriculum. Learners can earn their certificates in Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention, SIDS, and Child Abuse and Neglect.

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ECE: PRESCHOOL PRACTICUM (10307175)

3.00

Applies as the capstone course in The Registry Preschool Credential. Learner will be placed or working in an early childhood setting with 3-5 year old children and create a portfolio that prepares the learner for The Registry commission. Leaner will focus on implementing regulations and standards for quality early childhood education, applying knowledge of child development and positive guidance, utilizing observation and assessment techniques, and assessing developmentally appropriate environments for preschoolers.

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ECE: CHILD DEVELOPMENT (10307179)

3.00

This three-credit course examines child development within the context of the early childhood education setting. Course competencies include: analyze social, cultural and economic influences on child development; summarize child development theories; analyze development of children age three through age eight, summarize the methods and designs of child development research, analyze the role of heredity and the environment and examine the role of brain development in early learning (ages three through eight).

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ECE: GUIDING CHILD BEHAVIOR (10307188)

3.00

This three-credit course examines positive strategies to guide children's behavior in the early childhood education setting. Course competencies include: integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives; summarize early childhood guidance principles; analyze factors that affect the behavior of children; practice positive guidance strategies; develop guidance strategies to meet individual needs; create a guidance philosophy. This course meets the requirements for the Pyramid Model training.

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Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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If you have further questions regarding our Credit for Prior Learning options, please contact Student Records at studentrecords@ntc.edu or 715.803.1023.