Course Syllabus- Early Childhood Education 1



    McDonough High School

    School Year 2019-2020


     Early Childhood Education I





     McDonough High School


     Tony Atchison

    School Number

     (470) 615-3450





     Tuesday & Thursday

     3:30-4:20 pm  By Appointment




     (470)  615-3450



    Education & Training


                 Early Childhood Education I

                 Early Childhood Education II

                 Early Childhood Education III


    Course Description

    The Early Childhood Education I course is the foundational course under the Early Childhood Care & Education pathway and prepares the student for employment in early childhood education and services. The course addresses the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors associated with supporting and promoting optimal growth and development of infants and children. The pre-requisite for this course is advisor approval.


    Curriculum Overview

    The teacher reserves the right to make changes/adjustment as necessary to better meet the needs of the students and classes, as well as to ensure academic success.


    ET-ECE-1 Demonstrate employability skills required by business and industry.

    ET-ECE-2 Examine how related student organizations are integral parts of career and technology education courses through leadership development, school and community service projects, and competitive events.

    ET-ECE-3 Analyze career paths within early childhood education and care.

    ET-ECE-4 Identify the role of professionalism in early childhood care and guidance.

    ET-ECE-5 Examine the theories of human development.

    ET-ECE-6 Explore prenatal development and the growth, development, and care of the infant.

    ET-ECE-7 Explore the growth, development, and care of the toddler.

    ET-ECE-8 Explore the growth, development, and care of the preschool child.

    ET-ECE-9 Survey the growth and development of the school age child, 6-12 years of age.

    ET-ECE-10 Identify techniques for positive collaborative relationships with children.

    ET-ECE-11 Determine components of a well-organized, developmentally appropriate learning environment.

    ET-ECE-12 Examine program management and curriculum in early childhood education and care

    ET-ECE-13 Incorporate diversity throughout early childhood education and care.






    Working With Young Children

    Child Care Today






    Replacement Cost







    Practice Work- 40%

    Assessment Tasks- 40%

    Semester Summative Assessment Tasks- 20%

    (See student handbook for more detailed information)

    A             90 – 100                               

    B             80 – 89                                

    C             74 – 79

    D             70 - 73

    F             Below 70




    The progress of students shall be evaluated frequently and plans shall be generated to remediate deficiencies as they are discovered. Plans shall include appropriate interventions designed to meet the needs of the students.


    Students will not engage in an act of academic dishonesty including, but not limited to, cheating, providing false information, falsifying school records, forging signatures, or using an unauthorized computer user ID or password...


    Homework assignments should be meaningful and should be an application or adaptation of a classroom experience.  Homework is at all times an extension of the teaching/learning experience.  It should be considered the possession of the student and should be collected, evaluated and returned to the students.



    When a student is absent because of a legal reason as defined by Georgia law or when the absence is apparently beyond the control of the student, the student shall be given an opportunity to earn grade(s) for those days absent. Make-up work must be completed within the designated time allotted by Mr. Atchison.




    Please respect yourself, your classmates, your teacher, other teachers, visitors and school property. All students are expected to adhere to all policies and procedures as mandated by McDonough High School and Henry County School District student handbook.


    General Classroom Expectations

    Look, listen, and follow directions

    Enter class quietly, prepared and on time

    Always use class time for class activities

    Respect yourself and others

    Never give up


    Things to Remember

    1.       Respect yourself, the teacher & others

    2.       Put forth your best effort at all times

    3.       Be prepared for class each day

    4.       Follow directions when given

    5.       Pay attention, participate and ask questions

    6.       Preserve a positive learning environment

    7.       Take responsibility for your actions

    Classroom Rules


    1. All school rules will strictly be enforced, in this classroom.
    2. Be in class and seated when the tardy bell sounds.
    3. Bring all necessary materials to class every day.
    4. Respect others and their property as well as yourself.
    5. Absolutely no sleeping or individual conversations during class.
    6. Do not disturb the classroom atmosphere. Raise your hand and be recognized before you speak.
    7. Do not use profanity or dress inappropriately. Remember, you are in class to learn NOT to socialize. (Adhere to the Dress Code Policy)
    8. Do not eat any type of food, drink any type of liquid, or chew gum in class.
    9. Keep the area around you clean, including desks, floors, and tables.
    10. Complete restroom breaks and personal grooming activities prior to coming to class.
    11. Place book bags and other items in front of classroom or designated area to keep isles clear.
    12. Make up any work missed due to an excused absence within 2 weeks on the student’s own time.
    13. Respect the school’s 15/15 rule (Students remain in class the first and last 15 minutes of the class period).
    14. Leave your classroom area neat and clean.
    15. Use class hand signals and demonstrate mutually respectful, appropriate classroom behavior.
    16. Remain seated when the bell rings and wait for teacher’s dismissal from classroom.
    17. Discard food, drink and gum or enclose it in book/lunch bag prior to entering the classroom.
    18. The bell does not dismiss you, Your Teacher does!!!




    Notebook & Paper                             

    Writing Supplies                               

    Flash Drive - All ECE students are required to have flash drive for ECE Standards...                                        




    Parents are encouraged to use Infinite Campus Portal to keep abreast of student’s progress. Please attend parent/teacher conferences and other school related meeting/activities.  Feel free to schedule an appointment with me to discuss your child’s learning and behavior.  I look forward to working with you as we prepare students for post-secondary education/ work industry.


    Parents/Guardians are encouraged to contact me to schedule conferences, discuss conduct, attendance and /or grades. I can be reached at the school at (470) 615-3450. You can also email me at

    I will respond to emails with 48 hrs.