ECE III Syllabus


Program Concentration:   Education

Career Pathway:                Early Childhood Education

Course Title:                      Early Childhood Education III

Course Number:                20.52810

School:                                Social Circle High School

Instructor:                          Janice Garrett
E-mail address:        
Phone Number:                  770-464-2611
Room Number:                   1156


Course Description:

Early Childhood Education III is the third course in the Early Childhood Care and Education pathway and one option for program
 completers who may not have the opportunity of participating in the Early Childhood Education Internship. The course provides an
 in-depth study of early brain development and its implications for early learning, appropriate technology integration, and developmentally appropriate parenting and child guidance trends. Also addressed are collaborative parent/teacher/child relationships and guidance, child directed play, the changing dynamics of the  family, and  the causes and effects of stress on young children, and infant nutrition.

Course Standards:
1.  Demonstrate employability skills required by business and industry.

2.  Recognize, identify, and explore the benefits of child-directed play. 
3.  Determine activities necessary to support early childhood communication and language development.
4.  Using observational and research methods, provide appropriate responses to children who might exhibit
      challenging behavior, and employ various guidance methods for redirecting undesirable behavior in a positive,
      nurturing manner. 
5.   Examine current trends affecting children and caregivers.   
6.   Explore the changing dynamics in family culture and diversity
7.   Examine the cause and effects of stress on young children. 
8.    Explore appropriate technology integration for the young child. 

In the early childhood education field, this classroom and in life,  integrity is essential.  If you have integrity this means that you do the right things at the right times, even when no one is looking.   It means that you are kind to others, helpful and can be trusted.  We will discuss the importance of  having integrity throughout this course.  

Texts: Child Development by Celia Anita Decker
           Working with Young Children by Judy Herr
Textbooks will be used as classroom resources and will not be issued to individual students. Should a student  need to use a textbook outside of class time,  one may be checked out on a daily basis.

Supplementary Materials: Videos, Workbooks, magazines, newspapers, library resources, computer and internet sources, guest speakers.

Necessary Supplies and Equipment: The following list of supplies will be needed to complete an organized portfolio of information needed to continue in the Early Childhood Care and Education career pathway.

  1. 2 ½ inch white view binder with notebook paper- binders will be kept in the ECE classroom at all times.  
  2. Pens and pencils

Supplies should be brought to class as soon as possible (portfolio construction will begin immediately). Should any other supplies be needed, ample time will be given to obtain them.

Mrs. Garrett’s Supply Wish List (but not required)
 --Disinfecting Wipes or Baby wipes
 --Craft Supplies (can be leftovers from previous projects)  Examples—pipe cleaners, pom pom balls, cotton balls, craft        sticks, buttons, felt, etc.

Assessments/Grading Procedures: All graded assignments will fall into one of the  categories below

  • Formative Assessments: 30%
  • Summative Assessments: 40%
  • Mid Term:  10%
  • Final:  20%

Course Expectations and Portfolios:

There will be bell to bell instruction or activities in the ECE classroom.   Students are expected to be on time and on task at all times. Successful students stay on task, participate fully and keep organized portfolios    Many assignments will be completed with paper, and pencil/pen,  and either placed in the portfolio or turned in for grading.   Some assignments will be completed in Google Classroom and submitted for grading.   Once Mrs. Garrett returns a hard copy graded assignment, you should file that assignment in the correct location in your portfolio.  Punch holes in papers when needed.   Organization is very important!   Your portfolio (binder) should be left in the ECE room at all times.   Your class will have a designated location to store  portfolios.  

Late Work: 

For 100 percent credit, all work is due by the date set by Mrs. Garrett.  Students may receive partial credit for late work turned in by Friday of the week the work was due.   

Missed Work due to student absence:
Students will be allowed to complete work missed due to absence.  It is the student's responsibility to ask for the missed work before or after class and complete the missed work within 3 days of returning to school.  0's will be given for work not completed within 3 days of the student's return to school.     


Extra Help:
If a student needs extra help on an assignment or if a student needs help due to being absent, the student should schedule a time to stay after school.  Mrs. Garrett will be glad to schedule a time and help the student. 


Classroom Management Policies:
Students should:
Enter classroom quietly, gather portfolio from shelf & be seated by the time the tardy

  • Check board for start-up activity, begin previously assigned work or be ready to start class as soon as soon as the bell rings.
  • Show respect for others, oneself and property
    • Show respect to all visitors in our classroom.
    • Listen in class at all times, even when your classmates ask questions.
    • If you do not have something nice to say, do not say it at all.
    • Refrain from saying shut-up, stupid, I can’t and profane words. 
    • Abusive language or actions will not be tolerated.
  • Clean up thoroughly each day. 
  • Put up at the end of class when directed by instructor, NOT BEFORE.
  • Remain in seat until the bell rings.
  • Repair hair and make-up in the restroom, NOT IN THE CLASSROOM.
  • All food and drinks should be kept away in this classroom. The only food consumed in this classroom should have been prepared in this classroom or planned as part of the curriculum.
  • Follow all school rules and incidental rules dealing with class activities.
  • Use computers only with the instructor’s permission and only for ECE assignments.
  • Enter kitchens only when given a task in that area.
  • Preschool bathrooms are not for high school students’ use. Use the restroom between classes.
  • Hall passes must be used at all times when leaving the classroom and only one student at a time.
  • Working on class work or homework from other classes will not be tolerated in ECE classes. It may be taken up and not returned.
  • Copying other student’s work will not be tolerated. All work will be collected and not returned. If it is another teacher’s work, that teacher will be notified of the academic dishonesty. If it is my work, both students will receive zeroes for the grade.
  • Phones should remain out of sight and not be used in class.  Phones that are in sight will be taken up.
  • All work should be completed in blue or black ink or pencil. Colored ink is unacceptable for use on any graded assignments in the ECE classroom.  However, you should use a red ink pen for making corrections on assignments. 
  • Follow the school dress code at all times. (Please refer to the entire dress code in the student handobook.)

 The school is responsible for fostering and reinforcing good habits of dress and grooming, as well as promoting an atmosphere of learning. By doing so, we are hopeful students will develop an understanding of appropriate dress in specific environments. Appropriate dress, neatness, and cleanliness are expected of all students. Any article of dress that tends to draw unfavorable attention, interferes with instruction, threatens health or safety, or is not appropriate for school. Below are some guidelines for appropriate dress in the school environment:  Body must be covered from the neck to the knees and shoulder-to-shoulder.

        Shirts:  No spaghetti straps, strapless tops, muscle shirts, sleeveless shirts with large arm openings.
        Tank tops must meet the 2 finger width and cover bra straps
        Sheer shirts can ONLY be worn with a tank top underneath
        Shirts should not expose cleavage or midriff. (this includes stomach and back)
        Pants/Shorts:  Pants must be worn at the waist and should cover undergarment.
        Leggings, jeggings, or tights will only be allowed if they are worn with a shirt that is long enough to cover  the entire                      rear end.
        Shorts should be mid thigh or longer.
        Dresses/Skirts:  No extended splits. Must not be too tight.  Should be mid thigh or longer, even when worn with 
       Headgear --No headgear of any kind is allowed in the building.    
       General clothing, headgear, and jewelry:  No sexually suggestive or vulgar language or symbols
        No advertising of drugs, alcohol and/or tobacco products.
         No derogatory, inflammatory, demeaning words symbols or groups not sanctioned by the SCHS and BOE.
         No gang related clothing or symbols.
         No holes, cuts, and/or rips on clothing above the knees unless tights are worn underneath.
         No pajama wear.
         Safe and appropriate footwear must be worn. (No bedroom shoes.)

Class Rules (Posted in Classroom)
1.  Respect Everyone
 2.  Follow directions the first time they are given.
 3.  Respect everyone. 

Consequences for Not Following the Rules (minor issues)
1.  Warning
2.  Phone Call Home
3.  Detention
 4.  Office Referral

*I may call home at any point if I feel it is necessary.
*Incidences of a serious nature and/or that cause a complete class disturbance, may result in an immediate office referral.

                           The instructor reserves the right to alter any part of this course syllabus to better serve the students.


 Please take this syllabus home. A hard copy of the syllabus will be given out during class.   The student and parent should read and sign it.  Return the lower portion to Mrs. Garrett by Friday, August 13th,  and place the upper portion in the front of your portfolio. A grade will be given for returning the lower portion to Mrs. Garrett on time.  


I have read the syllabus for Early Childhood Education III

Student Name Printed 

Student Signature

Parent or Guardian Signature


 Parent or Guardian Signature

Parent/Guardian Contact Number :  __________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian e-mail address:   ____________________________________________________


This syllabus should be read  by the student and parent/guardian by Friday, August 14th. Also, by Friday, August 14th, the student and parent should complete the syllabus form in google classroom.    Students will receive a grade for completing this task on time.