Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

ECE 120 - Early Childhood Education Laboratory I

Course Description

These courses provide the student an opportunity to function as a member of an instructional team in an approved nursery school, child care center or Head Start program. The students activity is carefully supervised by a qualified in-service classroom teacher and the Colleges supervisor of the field experience. The courses also include a weekly seminar discussion of issues rising from this laboratory experience. This course requires ninety hours of field experience.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Use a variety of effective instructional strategies.
Integrate play based, project based and experience based teaching as an integral part of children's development.
Implement lessons based on children developmental needs.
Utilize observation and assessment to guide and support teaching and learning through differential instruction.
Exhibit a professional attitude toward assigned responsibilities.
Communicate effectively with children, and teachers.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 6

Course Prerequisites: ECE 100, ECE 110, ECE 130 with a grade of "C"