College of DuPage

Dad and babyEarly Childhood Education and Care 1110
Parenting of the Young Child

2 credit hours

“Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation.”

~C. Everett Koop, Former U.S. Surgeon General

ECEC 1110 is a course that satisfies the Contemporary Life Skills requirement for students completing an AA, AAS, or AGS degree at College of DuPage and is an elective course for students completing the AAS degree in Early Childhood Education and Care. This course is relevant to students of any major.

dad reading to childrenKnowledge about parenting young children from 0-8 years is a prerequisite to becoming a competent early childhood professional or a confident and capable parent.  This course is designed for:

mother with infantCourse Description:

A practical analysis of parent-child interaction with emphasis on understanding the developmental tasks of the early childhood years. Motivation and guidance as applied to parent and child are explored. 

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course the student should be able to do the following:


None.  All that is required is an interest in learning about parenting young children.

mom, dad and child under umbrellaStructure of the course:

This course is delivered totally on-line. Computer knowledge, access to a computer, having an Internet service provider (such as AOL, MSN, Comcast, etc.), and knowing how to operate a computer are necessary to link to this course and complete the assignments.  Course content is broken down into units with a set of assignments due at the end of each unit.  A course schedule is provided when the student signs into the class.  Online discussions about real-life parenting issues with class members will enhance student learning.

How do I enroll?

Prior to registration, it is strongly suggested that all students access each area in COD Online to see if online learning is suitable for them. Students meeting the requirements can register online through myACCESS.

For more information about the Early Childhood Education and Care Program at College of DuPage, please visit the Early Childhood Education and Care website.

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