Middlesex Community College FY17 courses
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EDU 153- Program Planning and EnvironmentsAn exploration of the theory and methods of designing, implementing and maintaining balanced age-appropriate comprehensive programs in various early childhood educational settings. Attention is given to the needs of children both individually and in groups, to specific cognitive and affective curriculum areas and curriculum models, communication and involvement with families, staff, and community, as well as the physical learning environment and the importance of play. Prerequisite: PSY 122- Child Growth MA QRIS Standard(s): 1. Curriculum and Learning; 2. Safe, Healthy Indoor and Outdoor Environments;
4. Family and Community Engagement
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Sept to Dec 2016 Saturdays
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Middlesex Community College
33 Kearney Square
Lowell, MA1852
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EDU 153- Program Planning and EnvironmentsAn exploration of the theory and methods of designing, implementing and maintaining balanced age-appropriate comprehensive programs in various early childhood educational settings. Attention is given to the needs of children both individually and in groups, to specific cognitive and affective curriculum areas and curriculum models, communication and involvement with families, staff, and community, as well as the physical learning environment and the importance of play. Prerequisite: PSY 122- Child Growth MA QRIS Standard(s): 1. Curriculum and Learning; 2. Safe, Healthy Indoor and Outdoor Environments;
4. Family and Community Engagement
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Jan to May 2017 Saturdays
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Middlesex Community College
591 Spring Road
Bedford, MA1730
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PSY 122 - Child Growth and DevelopmentAn examination of the development of children from pre-birth through puberty. Utilizing both theoretical and practical perspectives, the physical, cognitive, and social, personality and emotional development of children will be explored, with an emphasis on the interrelationships between theory, research and practice. Also considered are such topics as the critical role for adults in fostering all areas of children's growth, and the significant influence of family and culture on development. Prerequisite: Placement above or successful completion of ENG 060 and eligible for ENG 101. MA QRIS Standard(s): 1. Curriculum and Learning; 2. Safe, Healthy Indoor and Outdoor Environments; 3. Workforce Qualifications and Professional Development3
Sept to Dec 2016 Saturdays
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Middlesex Community College
33 Kearney Square
Lowell, MA1852
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EDU 101 Curriculum in Early Childhood ProgramsThis course will explore the creative experiences for young children through awareness of children's individual interests, strengths and needs. Students will learn to plan and modify activities based on children's individual needs, inclusion and the environment. Major areas to be explored are: English Language Arts, Reading Readiness, Math, Science, Technology, History, Social Science, and Health Education. These major areas will be reflected in course work and discussions based on the Massachusetts Department of Education Pre-K Standards and Experiences. MA QRIS Standard(s): 1. Curriculum and Learning; 3. Workforce Qualifications and Professional Development3
Sept to Dec 2016 Saturdays
8:00am - 5:00pm
Middlesex Community College
591 Springs Road
Bedford, MA1730
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EDU 101 Curriculum in Early Childhood ProgramsThis course will explore the creative experiences for young children through awareness of children's individual interests, strengths and needs. Students will learn to plan and modify activities based on children's individual needs, inclusion and the environment. Major areas to be explored are: English Language Arts, Reading Readiness, Math, Science, Technology, History, Social Science, and Health Education. These major areas will be reflected in course work and discussions based on the Massachusetts Department of Education Pre-K Standards and Experiences. MA QRIS Standard(s): 1. Curriculum and Learning; 3. Workforce Qualifications and Professional Development3
Jan to May 2017 Saturdays
8:00am - 5:00pm
Middlesex Community College
33 Kearney Square
Lowell, MA1852
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PSY 123- Developmental DisabilitiesThis course offers an introduction to a broad range of developmental disabilities and related topics, including categories of cognitive, physical, emotional, and learning delays. The inclusion of children and adults into educational and community environments will be highlighted. Topics include the history of special education, the impact of the family, current and future trends, early intervention, transition, and the laws, which govern the integration of children and adults in society. MA QRIS Standard(s): 1. Curriculum and Learning; 2. Safe, Healthy Indoor and Outdoor Environments3
May to June 2017 Saturdays
8:00am - 5:00pm
Middlesex Community College
591 Springs Road
Bedford, MA1730
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Course Number: TBD Teaching Young who Experience Trauma
This course will provide an overview of different types of trauma’s that young children may be exposed to and their potential negative impact on the development of young children. The topics include understanding the difference between short and long-term trauma, cultural factors, current systems in place, parent outreach/support, trauma affected behavioral issues, professional boundaries and educator self-care. MA QRIS Standard(s): 1- Curriculum and Learning, 2. Safe, Healthy Indoor and Outdoor Environments3
Jan to May 2017 Wednesdays
6:00- 8:45 pm
Middlesex Community College
33 Kearney Square
Lowell, MA1852
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To apply for the above courses contact: Maureen Goulet

978-328-2375 gouletm@middlesex.mass.edu
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EDU 252- Administration in ECE Programs (Emerging Leaders)
A survey of topics essential to planning and administering a quality day care center. Licensing, financing, staffing and training, parent involvement, plant and equipment, advisory boards, community resources, and meeting the needs of the children enrolled, as well as societal issues of day care will be discussed.Prerequisite: Emerging Leaders Program MA QRIS Standard(s): 3. Workforce Qualifications and Professional Development; 4. Family and Community Engagement; 5. Leadership, Management, and Administration3Oct to Dec 2016Online
Middlesex Community College
33 Kearney Square
Lowell, MA1852
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EDU 102- Guiding Children's Behavior (Emerging Leaders)
Positive guidance techniques for young children in educational and childcare settings will be examined. Class topics include theories of child development, current trends and research in child guidance, and standards and practices of early childhood education. Effective strategies for handling difficult behaviors, attention problems, challenging behaviors, and group classroom management are discussed. MA QRIS Standard(s): 2. Safe, Healthy Indoor and Outdoor Environments3Mar 20th to May 6thOnline
Middlesex Community College
33 Kearney Square
Lowell, MA1852
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The two above courses are restricted to the Emerging Leaders program. More information and applications can be found on the R3P website - click on 'Professional Development Opportunities' and then on 'Emerging Leaders'.
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