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2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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ECED 1090 - Math and Science for Young Children

Academic Division:

Liberal Arts

Academic Discipline:

Early Childhood Education

Assistant Dean: Steve Haynes PhD
3 Credit(s)
This course is designed to help teachers create age appropriate active learning environments to support the mathematical development of young children and capitalize on children’s natural inquisitiveness to learn the processes and facts about science as they come to appreciate themselves as competent problem-solvers. The Early Learning Content Standards for Mathematics and Science established by the Ohio Department of Education Office of Early Learning and School Readiness (Pre K - grade 3) provides the framework for developing the mathematics and science curriculum. UG
3 Lecture Hour(s);
Required Prerequisite Course(s): Take ECED 1050 , EDUT 1070 ;

College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcomes Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy  


Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met

1. Theory of Active Experiences:

· Recognize personal fears and anxieties

associated with mathematics and science

concepts to gain confidence in own abilities.

· Demonstrate an appreciation for how cognitive

psychologists such as Piaget, Vygotsky,

Dewey, and Bruner have influenced education

through their research and teachings that have

helped early childhood candidates become

more aware of developmentally appropriate


Midterm and/or Final

Chapter Review or Activity – Weekly

Math Games – Weeks 7, 10, 11, 12

Math/Science Resource Notebook –Week 13

2. Guiding Active Experiences:

· Identify methods of making science and math

concepts meaningful to children through the

use of language and children’s literature.

· Explain science and math concepts as defined

by the Ohio Department of Education, National

Science Education Standards, National Council

of Teachers of Mathematics and the National

Association for the Education of Young


· Recognize and implement the following math

and science concepts common to early

childhood curriculum and that meet the Ohio

Early Learning Content Standards.

· Create or utilize developmentally appropriate

games, experiments, and projects linked to

Early Learning and Development Content

Standards to scaffold young children’s

understanding of math and science concepts.

· Facilitate multiple strategies to extend

children’s math and science discoveries..

· Identify and construct ways that math and

science can be integrated into other areas of a

preschool program.

Classroom Discussion – Concept Books – Week 6

Children’s Math/Science Book Critique – Week 6

Midterm and/or final

Demonstration and development of math activities. Weeks 7, 10, 11

Development of Math/Science resource notebook – Week 13

Midterm and/or Final

Science Unit Weeks – 14-16

3. Critiquing and Assessing Active Experiences:

· Demonstrate the ability to critique math and

science materials intended for preschool

children based on the appropriateness, quality

and accuracy of the information (including


· Asses and critique other teachers’ approaches

to math and science techniques used with

young children..

· Develop and organize a collection of material

to support children’s learning opportunities at

home while bridging the home – school


Midterm and/or Final

Chapter Review or Activity - Weekly

Media Evaluation Week 13-14 Evaluation Manufactured Materials- Week 11-12

Science Unit – Weeks 14-16

Science Parent Activity Bag – Week 12


Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F

Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 

Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link



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