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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
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.
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ECFS 301 Early Childhood Curriculum (5) I&S
Focuses on developmental foundations and theoretical and researched-based models of early childhood curriculum. Studies approaches to designing, organizing, and implementing early learning programs. Studies curricular content for supporting children's learning and development in 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.
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ECFS 303 Service Learning and Research I (1-6, max. 6)
Provides 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: AWSp.
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ECFS 304 Service Learning and Research II (1-6, max. 6)
Provides 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. Recommended: ECFS 303. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: WSp.
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ECFS 305 Service Learning and Research III (1-6, max. 6)
Provides 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.
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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)
Addresses the significance 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 relates to improved early care and teaching. Offered: AWSp.
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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.
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ECFS 399 Current Issues and Trends in Early Childhood and Family Studies (3-5, max. 10) I&S
Explores current theory, research, policy, and practice in early childhood and family studies. Offered: AWSpS.
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ECFS 400 Child Observation and Assessment (5) I&S
Focuses on observation and methods used to study and understand young children in the context of families and society. Develops skills to understand children's behavior in learning environments. Examines approaches to and purposes for assessment and documentation of children's development and learning. Explores approaches to assessing early learning environments. Offered: A.
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ECFS 401 Understanding Early Childhood and Family Studies Research (5) I&S, QSR
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.
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ECFS 402 Social Policy and Young Children and Families (5) I&S
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.
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ECFS 410 Laying the Foundation for Reading: Supporting Language and Literacy Development in Preschool (5) VLPA
Increases 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.
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ECFS 411 Fostering the Development of Young Children's Mathematics and Science Knowledge and Skills (5) I&S/NW
Increases knowledge about cognitive developments between ages 3 to 5 and ways in which these developments are critical precursors to emergence and success with later content and skills in mathematics and science. Learn to design and implement effective instructional practices and interactions with children that support their learning and development.
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ECFS 412 Learning with Digital Media in Early Childhood (3)
Addresses how young children learn basic literacy and mathematics skills, and develop an interest in science from engaging with digital 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.
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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.
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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.
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ECFS 456 Senior Project (3)
Third of a three-quarter sequence leading to the completion and presentation of the senior project during the final quarter in the major. Provides advanced opportunities to integrate theory and practice in community-based learning and research experience continues during the quarter. Offered: WSp.
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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.
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ECFS 495 Advanced Seminar in Early Childhood and Family Studies (3, max. 9)
Addresses current topics and critical issues in the field of early childhood and family studies in an advanced seminar format. Offered: AWSp.
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ECFS 499 Undergraduate Research (*)
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.
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