Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Math and Science Learning for Children

 Title Abbreviation:   MATH & SCIENCE IN ECE

 Department:    ECED

 Course #:    202

 Credits:    4

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    4.5

 CIP:    131210

 EPC:    402

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Focuses on math and science learning for children aged birth to 8 years. Explores the process of planning, selecting and preparing materials and experiences for young children. Student will work or volunteer 2 hours a week in an early learning classroom.


Prerequisite: EDUC& 115 with a grade of D or higher.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the development of mathematical thinking in children aged birth to 8 years.
  2. Explain the development of scientific thinking in children aged birth to 8 years.
  3. Use teaching strategies to support exploration of materials, space, quantities, and physical relationships.
  4. Use teaching strategies that support observation, discovery, comparing, and hypothesizing in an active learning environment.
  5. Create science and math curriculum that is based on observation of a child's interests.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Developmental math competencies.
  2. Developmental science competencies.
  3. Constructivist learning theory.
  4. Discovery-based teaching strategies.
  5. Open-ended questions.
  6. Inquiry-based curriculum.
  7. Implementation of activities in an ECE environment.