ECE 121 : Observation and Guidance I
Focuses on age-appropriate guidance and observations techniques for individual children six week to six years. Topics include the ongoing dynamics of relationships, how values and belief systems impact guidance decisions, and the linkages between observation and guidance plans for individual children.
Observation and Guidance I will include basic observation and guidance techniques for individual children (infancy – six years). This course puts more emphasis on guidance techniques and the personal value and belief systems that underlie their usage, but also provides students with some basic observational tools (running records, anecdotals) that can be used in identifying, evaluating, and developing guidance strategies.
This course is required for the Early Childhood Certificate and the A.A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education. In order to count toward the Early Childhood Certificate or AAS degree, this course must be taken for a letter grade.
Students must have access to infants, toddlers, or young children (2.5 – 5 years) in order to complete observation assignments. PCC’s Child Development Center is available for this purpose.
Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in ECE 120: Introduction to Early Education and Family Studies is recommended. This course requires college-level reading and writing abilities (passing or testing into Writing 115). Students who are concurrently working toward this level of competence in a developmental writing class or on their own may audit this course. Audit available.
Program: Early Childhood Education