Early Childhood Intervention

Connecticut Community College Resource Library

The UConn Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) is part of a five year grant with the Office of Special Education (OSEP) and the Connecticut Community Colleges. The purpose of this grant is to improve the quality of early childhood education (ECE) associate degree programs in the 12 state community colleges by redesigning the ECE curricula to better prepare the community college ECE student to work with young children with disabilities and/or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and their families.

This library supports faculty by providing a variety of resources that focus on the inclusion of young children with disabilities and/or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and their families, best practice and the importance of high quality inclusive early care and education for all children and families.

Each course includes the following sections:

A diverse group of young children sitting on the ground together playing with blocks

Course Description

A statement informing students about the subject matter as well as span and scope of a course.

Master Course Outline with a Sample Syllabus

A document that includes the course description, course objectives, student outcomes, key experiences, resources and sample syllabus for each specific course.
The master course outlines were created in alignment with the following professional standards:

Foundation Resources

A variety of resources which are foundational to every ECE course and essential for curriculum development. Instructors may choose to distribute these resources in some classes and not in others. Resources include position statements, policy statements, Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards Resources, documents, and websites. Please view our Foundation Resource list.

Course Specific Resources

A library of resources which include articles, children’s literature, Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards Resources, documents, film, learning modules, podcasts, webinars, webpages and websites.

ECED 1001: Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education

ECED 1002: Foundations of Child Development

ECED 141: Infant and Toddler Growth and Development

ECED 241: Methods and Techniques for Infants and Toddlers

ECED 1303: Creative Arts and Experiences

ECED 1306: Music and Movement for Children

ECED 1376: Health and Wellness

ECED 1389: Guiding and Understanding Children’s Behavior

ECED 1515: The Exceptional Learner

ECED 2309: STEM for Young Children

ECED 2322: Curriculum and Methods for Diverse Learners

ECED 2331: Language Development and Emergent Literacy

ECED 2375: Children, Families, and Communities

ECED 1141 Fundamentals of Infant and Toddler Care and Education

ECED 2410: Observation, Documentation, and Assessment of Children