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ECE 121 Parent Caregiver Relationships (1 credits)
A course designed for child development students in which they can acquire various communication skills to enhance parent/caregiver relationships. Covers interpersonal communication, listening skills, and cooperative problem solving. Newsletters, parent conferences, phone conversations, record keeping, and student data folders will be addressed.

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ECE 123 Health and Nutrition for Young Children (1 credits)
A study of young children concerning physical development, nutrition, health, safety, and childhood illnesses and diseases. Skills developed in selecting safe equipment, evaluating environments, and ensuring good health routines.

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ECE 126 Social and Emotional Development for Infants and Toddlers (3 credits)
Study of effective development in infancy and toddlerhood. Emphasis is placed on experiences and techniques or use in the home and child care setting which will foster self-concept and social interactions for children from birth to three years of age.

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ECE 127 Role of Play for Infants and Toddlers (1-3 credits)
Study of the role of play as it affects the social, emotional, and physical and intellectual growth and development of infants and toddlers.

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ECE 130 Infancy (3 credits)
Course studies social, emotional, language, and sensorimotor development in infancy. Emphasis is placed on facilitating optimum infant and toddler development.

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ECE 151 Math in the Preschool Curriculum (1 credits)
Activities and materials for developing mathematics readiness in the preschool.

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ECE 152 Science in the Preschool Curriculum (1 credits)
Activities and materials for teaching science in the preschool.

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ECE 154 Literature for Preschool Children (1 credits)
Survey of books for use with preschool children. Techniques of storytelling and reading to children. (Formerly ECE 154, Literature in the Preschool)

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ECE 156 Music in the Preschool Curriculum (1 credits)
Activities and materials for teaching music in the preschool. Songs, dances, and rhythm activities for use with preschool children.

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ECE 157 Art in the Preschool Curriculum (1 credits)
Activities and materials for teaching art in the preschool. Emphasis on developing creativity and enjoyment of art through a wide range of materials and activities.

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ECE 158 Activities for Physical Development in Young Children (1 credits)
Activities, materials, and equipment for developing gross motor coordination in preschool children including individual, small group, and large group activities for both indoor and outdoor use. (Formerly ECE 158, Physical Education in the Preschool Curriculum)

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ECE 161 Social Studies and the Young Child (1 credits)
Emphasizes activities and materials for teaching social studies in the preschool. Drawn from anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, sociology, and psychology. (Formerly ECE 161, Social Studies in the Preschool Curriculum)

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ECE 167 Child Abuse and Neglect (1 credits)
Provides the opportunity for students to learn the legal definitions, symptoms, causes, and reporting procedures of child abuse and neglect. The class will include discussion of the roles and responsibilities of community agencies such as law enforcement, social services, child care personnel, medical and/or psychosocial professionals.

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ECE 168 Infectious Diseases and First Aid in Child Care (1 credits)
Provides information about infectious diseases and first-aid measures in child care settings. Course content will include recognizing communicable and acute illnesses, management of accidents and injuries, preventive measures, health education, current research, and community resources.

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ECE 190 Professionalism in Early Care and Education (3 credits)
Focuses on professional issues in Early Childhood Education including ethical guidelines and other professional guidelines and standards related to practice; professional organizations and activities; principles of effective leadership and advocacy for young children and for the profession; and relevant public policy at the local, state, and national levels.

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ECE 198 Special Topics in Early Childhood Education (0.5-6 credits)
Various short courses and workshops covering a variety of subjects in Child Development. Class is variable in credit depending on class content and number of hours required. Unlimited repeatability.

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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ECE 200 The Exceptional Child (3 credits)
The characteristics, training, and educational needs of disabled and gifted children. Explores the existing educational agencies, programs, and instructional methods designed for the disabled and the gifted.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ECE 250.

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ECE 204 Principles of Child Guidance (3 credits)
A study of effective communication with children in guiding behavior. Emphasis will be placed on techniques which help children build positive self-concepts and individual strengths within the context of appropriate limits and discipline. The study includes uses of direct and indirect guidance techniques as well as introduction to guidance systems.

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ECE 231 Preschool Practicum: Early Childhood Lab (6 credits)
Working in a preschool setting with young children under the supervision of a master teacher, planning and implementing activities. Practicum will normally be taken during the final year of the child development program. Law requires a TB test prior to enrollment.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ECE 250 and ECE 251 and ECE 262 and HDFS 232.

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ECE 232 Practicum: Infant and Toddler (3-4 credits)
The student works directly with infants or toddlers in a supervised facility. The student is responsible for the environment, activities, and routine of the children, and reports and evaluates the experiences with the practicum supervisor.

Prerequisite: Must be a declared ECE infant/toddler major. Instructor consent required.

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ECE 240 Administration of the Preschool (3 credits)
Areas covered include organizational structure, budgeting, personnel policies and practices, records, statistics, reporting, relationship with community resources, licensing regulation, safety, nutrition, and health issues. (Formerly ECE 240, Principles and Practices of Preschool and Child Care Organization and Administration)

Prerequisite: Must have completed ECE 200 and ECE 204 and ECE 250 and ECE 251.

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ECE 250 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3 credits)
Introduces students to early childhood education. Course deals with the total preschool program including types, objectives, philosophy, curriculum, physical plant, and equipment, as these aspects of the program relate to the needs and interests of the preschool child. (Formerly ECE 131, Introduction to Teaching the Young Child)

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ECE 251 Curriculum in Early Childhood Education (3 credits)
This course will consist of methods of planning and teaching curriculum for children three to five years old. Included will be curriculum development, children's play, lesson planning, and daily scheduling. Emphasis on art, science, literature, music, language, blocks, dramatic play, etc. (Formerly ECE 151, Preschool Curriculum)

Prerequisite: Must have completed ECE 250.

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ECE 252 Infant/Toddler Curriculum (3 credits)
Students will learn a variety of theories and apply them to the design of curriculum appropriate for infants and toddlers up to three years old, taking into account stages of physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development. Students will learn and utilize best practice in the curriculum planning to include routines, individualized curriculum, and care giving relationships.

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ECE 262 Early Language and Literacy Development (3 credits)
Course focuses on the four areas of Language Arts: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Through a hands-on and interactive approach, students will explore the process of combining quality practices with specific materials and strategies focused on language and literacy development. In addition, students will examine the fundamentals of oral language and literacy-rich environments supported by the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that are predictive of later success in learning to read and write.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ECE 250 and ECE 251.

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ECE 480 Preschool Supervised Teaching Internship (1-12 credits)
Student interns will work in a preschool setting with young children under the supervision of a master teacher while practicing and applying the methodologies gained throughout their Early Childhood coursework. Students will write comprehensive lesson plans based on a literacy project approach support by the Nevada Preschool Standards. These plans will be implemented as each student gradually assumes the role of lead teacher.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ECE 250 and ECE 251 and ECE 262 and HDFS 232.

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