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COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
EARLY CHILDHOOD AND FAMILY STUDIES

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ECFS 200 Introduction to Early Childhood and Family Studies (3) I&S Joseph, Sandall
Explores current practices, programs, and research in the field of early childhood and family studies. Topics include: child development, early childhood education, parenting and family support, mental health, poverty, and other risk factors. Offered: AW.
MyPlan Course Details: ECFS 200 (student access only)

ECFS 301 Early Childhood Curriculum (5) I&S Joseph, Sandall
Focuses on the developmental foundations and theoretical and researched-based models of early childhood curriculum. Studies approaches to designing, organizing, and implementing early learning programs for young children. Studies curricular content and methods for supporting children's learning and development in the areas of physical development; social and emotional development; approaches to learning; cognition; and language and early literacy. Offered: W.
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ECFS 302 Survey of Infant and Children at Risk (5) I&S Sandall
Provides a survey of risk factors that can affect early childhood development, including prenatal and neonatal factors, and social/societal influences. Emphasizes understanding how risk factors can impact social-emotional, physical, and cognitive growth. Includes research-based principles and approaches to child guidance. Offered: Sp.
MyPlan Course Details: ECFS 302 (student access only)

ECFS 303 Service Learning and Research I (1-6, max. 6) Sandall
First of a three-quarter experience to provide students with opportunities in community-based early childhood or family support settings. Includes a field experience and a once-a-week seminar. The seminar ties together research and practice demonstrating how research informs evidence-based decision-making in programs and services for young children and families. Offered: A.
MyPlan Course Details: ECFS 303 (student access only)

ECFS 304 Service Learning and Research II (1-6, max. 6) Joseph, Sandall
Second of a three-quarter experience to provide students with opportunities in community-based early childhood or family support settings. Includes a field experience and a once-a-week seminar. The seminar ties together research and practice demonstrating how research informs evidence-based decision-making in programs and services for young children and families. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.
MyPlan Course Details: ECFS 304 (student access only)

ECFS 305 Service Learning and Research III (1-6, max. 6) Jegatheesan, Sandall
Third of a three-quarter experience to provide students with opportunities in community-based early childhood or family support settings. Includes a field experience and a once-a-week seminar. The seminar ties together research and practice demonstrating how research informs evidence-based decision-making in programs and services for young children and families. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: Sp.
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ECFS 311 Teaching from the Inside Out: Being a Resilient Educator (3) I&S
Equips students with skills and strategies to optimize their effectiveness as early childhood educators. Students learn how to be as healthy as possible; possess the confidence to manage stressful situations; connect effectively with others; and focus on the positive aspects of life.
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ECFS 312 Positive Behavioral Support in Early Childhood (3-5) Joseph
Addresses the significant importance of social and emotional development in the early years. Discusses the adoption of models and evidence-based practice strategies that focus on promoting social-emotional development, providing support for children's appropriate behavior and preventing challenging behavior. Examines how adult resiliency and wellness is related to improved early care and teaching. Offered: AWSpS.
MyPlan Course Details: ECFS 312 (student access only)

ECFS 321 ENGAGING INTERACTIONS AND ENVIRONMENTS (3) I&S Joseph
Increases participants' knowledge about the importance of high quality early childhood education, and the specific types of environments and interactions that support the development of children's social-emotional, cognitive, and early academic skills. Offered: AWSpS.
MyPlan Course Details: ECFS 321 (student access only)

ECFS 399 Current Issues and Trends in Early Childhood and Family Studies (3-5, max. 10) I&S Jegathessen, Joseph, Sandall
Explores current theory, research, policy, and practice in early childhood and family studies. Offered: AWSpS.
MyPlan Course Details: ECFS 399 (student access only)

ECFS 400 Child Observation and Assessment (5) I&S Joseph
Focuses on observation and other methods used to study and understand young children in the context of families and society. Develops observation skills in order to understand children's behavior in learning environments. Examines various approaches to and purposes for assessment of young children and documentation of their development and learning. Explores approaches to assessing early learning environments. Offered: A.
MyPlan Course Details: ECFS 400 (student access only)

ECFS 401 Understanding Early Childhood and Family Studies Research (5) I&S, QSR Jegatheesaean
Focuses on the kinds of knowledge, ways of knowing, and modes of inquiry relevant to early childhood and family studies. Through identifying and reviewing substantive research in their areas of interest, students locate ideas for inquiry within the research literature in early childhood and family studies. Offered: A.
MyPlan Course Details: ECFS 401 (student access only)

ECFS 402 Social Policy and Young Children and Families (5) I&S Joseph, Sandall
Seeks to deepen understanding of contemporary social issues and problems that impact families and young children. Discusses legislation and other policies form a local, national, and global perspective. Explores the complex web of social, private, and governmental organization that impact families and young children. Offered: W.
MyPlan Course Details: ECFS 402 (student access only)

ECFS 410 Laying the Foundation for Reading: Supporting Language and Literacy Development in Preschool (5) VLPA Joseph
Increases participants' knowledge about language and literacy developments between ages 3 to 5 and the ways in which these developments are critical precursors to the emergence of and success with formal reading skills, and to build participants' use of evidence-based language and literacy practices within the preschool classroom. Offered: AWSpS.
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ECFS 411 Fostering the Development of Young Children's Mathematics and Science Knowledge and Skills (5) I&S/NW Joseph
Designed to increase participants' knowledge about cognitive developments between ages 3 to 5 and the ways in which these developments are critical precursors to the emergence of and success with later content and skills in mathematics and science. Participants learn to design and implement effective instructional practices and interactions with young children that support their learning and development. Offered: AWSpS.
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ECFS 412 Learning with Digital Media in Early Childhood (3) Joseph
Addresses how young children can learn basic literacy skills, mathematics skills, and develop an interest in science from engaging with digital media. Analyzes how instructional practices can enhance learning from media. Examines how teachers of young children need to be prepared in instructional practices that can enhance learning from media in a developmentally appropriate way Offered: AWSpS.
MyPlan Course Details: ECFS 412 (student access only)

ECFS 454 Advanced Service Learning and Research I (3) Sandall
First of a three-quarter sequence leading to the completion and presentation of the senior project during spring quarter. Provides advanced opportunities to integrate theory and practice in community-based early childhood or family support programs and research settings. Includes a weekly seminar to reflect on and expand on applied experiences. Offered: A.
MyPlan Course Details: ECFS 454 (student access only)

ECFS 455 Advanced Service Learning and Research II (3) Sandall
Second of a three-quarter sequence leading to the completion and presentation of the senior project during spring quarter. Provides advanced opportunities to integrate theory and practice in community-based early childhood or family support programs and research settings. Includes a weekly seminar to reflect on and expand on applied experiences. Offered: W.
MyPlan Course Details: ECFS 455 (student access only)

ECFS 456 Senior Project (3) Sandall
Third of a three-quarter sequence leading to the completion and presentation of the senior project during spring quarter. Provides advanced opportunities to integrate theory and practice in community-based learning and research experience continues during the quarter. Offered: Sp.
MyPlan Course Details: ECFS 456 (student access only)

ECFS 480 Individualizing Teaching and Learning (5) I&S Joseph
Introduction to effective practices that support the development of young children. Focuses on evidence-based, individualized instructional methods and strategies used in teaching and facilitation the development of young children in response to both their strengths and needs. Offered: AWSpS.
MyPlan Course Details: ECFS 480 (student access only)

ECFS 495 Advanced Seminar in Early Childhood and Family Studies (3, max. 9) Jegathessen, Joseph, Sandall
Addresses current topics and critical issues in the field of early childhood and family studies in an advanced seminar format. Offered: AWSp.
MyPlan Course Details: ECFS 495 (student access only)

ECFS 499 Undergraduate Research (*) Clevenger-Bright, Hertzog, Jegatheeson, Joseph, Sandall
Students conducting this research produce a report or a paper setting forth the results of their investigation which should be regarded as a basic part of the independent study plan. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
MyPlan Course Details: ECFS 499 (student access only)