• Early Childhood Education Courses

    Students have the opportunity to get a jump start in earning college credit through Blackhawk Technical College (BTC). The following courses are taught in a trimester setting all year long. Students have the opportunity to earn up to 9 college credits (3 college credits per course) at the end of the school year. After successful completion of the Early Childhood Education (ECE) course, students can request a transcript from BTC. 

    ECE: Foundations of Early Childhood Education:

    This 3-credit course introduces you to the early childhood profession. Course
    competencies include: integrate of strategies that support diversity and anti-bias
    perspectives; investigate the history of early childhood education; summarize types of
    early childhood education settings; identify the components of a quality early childhood
    education program; summarize responsibilities of early childhood education professionals;
    explore early childhood curriculum models, and analyze the principles of the WI Model
    Early Learning Standards.
     
     
    ECE: Infant/Toddler Development:

    In this 3-credit course you will study infant and toddler development as it applies to an early childhood education setting.  Course competencies include: integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives; analyze development of infants and toddlers (conceptions to three years); correlate prenatal and postnatal conditions with development; summarize child development theories; analyze the role of heredity and the environment; examine culturally and developmentally appropriate environments for infants and toddlers; examine the role of brain development in early learning (conception through age three); and examine caregiving routines as curriculum.  

    ECE: Child Development:

    The 3-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 3-8).