INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD CAREERS

  • Program: Child Development Careers
  • Course: Introduction to Early Childhood Careers
  • Course #: CDEV1105
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

The student will examine the various roles and responsibilities of educators who serve children and families in a professional manner. Observations of different types of early childhood programs will be required.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Examine history of the early childhood profession
Examine career opportunities
Explain worker requirements and roles
Compare types of early childhood programs
Utilize a variety of techniques for communicating with families
Evaluate parent involvement techniques
Describe teaching practices that support diversity
Evaluate teamwork
Practice the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Code of Ethics
Examine program policies
Examine licensing requirements
Utilize community resources

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    None
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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