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Early Childhood Education Home School and Community   (CDS-253)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Fund raising for nonprofit organizations: corporate, individual and foundation giving. Grant writing.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain why nonprofits exist.
  • Define a philanthropic gift and discuss why people make philanthropic gifts.
  • Discuss the importance of an organization's mission in fundraising and the role of a “case for giving” in any fundraising effort.
  • Name, describe and give examples of at least five methods of fundraising from individuals and/or organizations.
  • Use the fundraising cycle to describe the activities possible to secure a charitable gift from an individual.
  • Outline the grant proposal process.
  • Describe the methods to identify a grant prospect and discuss the importance of mission match in this process.
  • Name how volunteers, board members and staff are used in a fundraising effort, and provide a job description of at least one volunteer role.
  • Talk about why commissions are not appropriate in fundraising.
  • Explain why the AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) Code of Ethics is an important guide to staff, board and volunteers who engage in charitable gift fundraising.
 
Language Arts for Preschool   (CDS-315)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course is an introduction to language development in the child and those language experiences which will be most beneficial. The student will be given an opportunity to explore all aspects of pre-reading and pre-writing skills that are essential in early childhood programs. The student will also develop an understanding of using literature and dramatics with young children.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Articulate the developmental milestones related to emergent literacy development from birth through age 4.
  • Discuss the efficacy of language (receptive and responsive) use and demands in the home as related to emergent literacy.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the development of scribbling as it pertains to early writing skill.
  • Discuss the role of the alphabetic principle as a foundation to pre-reading skills.
  • Determine the role of phonemic awareness in the development of early reading skills.
  • Discuss the role of teacher "read-alouds" in fostering reading fluency and print awareness.
  • Indicate the value of incorporating award winning children's literature (Newbery, Caldecott) into the daily curriculum.
  • Discuss how the Common Core Standards for Literacy develop the use of expository and narrative texts for pre-school aged children.
 
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