ECE 1000 Introduction To Early Childhood Education.

This course is designed as an overview of early childhood care and education, including the basic values, structure, organization and programming in early childhood. Examination of the student's personal qualities in relationship to expectations of the field are addressed throughout the course. A field experience component of 15 contact hours in a variety of early childhood settings is required with a minimum of 10 hours declared as ECE supervised experience. Students are required to become a member of the TEACH organization on campus or documentation of membership to and/or participation in an early childhood education based professional organization.