EDUC105: Foundations for Early Learning Pre K - 4
Section: E59     (eLearning)

About This Course


Semester and YearSpring 2012 / (15 weeks): Jan 18, 2012 to May 15, 2012
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)

Instructor(s)

Amy Laible   Email: Amy.Laible@bucks.edu
Phone: 215-968-8119
Campus Location: Pemberton 113

Course Credits

3 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 6 - 9 hours per week for your coursework. While online learning courses provide flexibility in time, geography, and travel, the work required for successful completion is identical to that for the face-to-face course.   Your instructor may specify additional time requirements in the "Other information" field below or during your orientation.

Delivery Mode

eLearning:
Web-based course

Official College Course Description

The complete college course description can be viewed at:

Student Characteristics

Open to self-motivated, self-disciplined students who can handle college-level work and study independently.

Instructor Provided Course Format

A sample Course Format is typically available in WebAdvisor's "Search for Sections" results. Course Formats explain how the instructor will conduct the class and may include: course policies, grading guidelines, assignment due dates, etc.

Student Requirements

This course has the following requirements for students:
  • Other special requirements may apply. Consult "Other Information about the Section" for details.
  • Mandatory orientation at the Newtown campus

Getting Started With This Course


Orientation(s)

This information has expired. If you are looking for current course information you must go to the current semester course information page.

Accessing Your Course

Canvas (by Instructure)

Your course is using Canvas. If you are new to Canvas, please visit the Canvas Basics course space to become familiar with Canvas prior to the start of your course. No login is required to access this space.

You will be able to login to Canvas about two weeks prior to the start of your class. However, your course becomes available as of 1 AM on the official course start date.

Logging In

Log in to your Canvas course space at bucks.instructure.com

  • Username: Your username is the same for every system at Bucks.
  • Password: your Bucks Network password (used to log into any Bucks campus computer or to access any Bucks Library online database from off campus.)

If you do not know your Bucks Username, go to WebAdvisor. Select Account information (upper right hand corner of the screen) then select What's My User ID? and follow the prompts. You will need to provide your last name AND either your 7 digit student ID number OR your social security #. Your Bucks username will display on the screen.

Note: Students are uploaded to Canvas several times a day. If you registered late, you won't be able to access Canvas until the next upload takes place.


Purchasing Your Books and Other Course Materials

While you may purchase your books and other course materials from the provider of your choice (using the ISBN number available through the course's academic department where applicable to ensure the correct version), both the campus bookstore and our online bookstore, guarantee that they stock the correct version for your course.

Approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the session you can use the link below to see the list of books that have been selected by your instructor. If you have any questions about the course materials listed, please contact your instructor or the academic department directly.

Click this link to see the book list for your course.


Other Information about the Course

Welcome to the world of early education. The elements of Early Childhood Education are presented in this course. We will focus our attention on the Pre K-4 population. Current issues with historical and philosophical background including inclusionary practices, research, and practice are explored. Principles and theories of child development with regard to developmentally appropriate practice, environments, curriculum, families and cultural diversity are examined. The developmental domains and the implications for learning in the PreK-4 setting are studied. Bucks County Community College is now using CANVAS as it's online format. Attendance at the Virtual Campus KICK OFF event is mandatory. This event will take place on Saturday, January 21. There will be a mandatory face2face Orientation at this kick-off event for EDUC105.59 on Saturday, January 21. Online Learning courses require strong time management skills. Managing your time effectively is the key to doing well in this course.