ECTS - Early Childhood Developmental Support Programs

Early Childhood Developmental Support Programs (CHL309) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Early Childhood Developmental Support Programs CHL309 3 2 0 4 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Problem Solving, Brain Storming.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is; To increase basic knowledge levels for comparatively analyzing the models of pre-school education in Turkey and other countries and comparing the approach taken with the pre-school education practices in Turkey with detailed research, reporting and presentation skills
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Introduction: basic concepts explain the basics and features of educational programs
  • Scans field sources related to the approach he/she is working on and summarizes what is necessary for him/her
  • While preparing a report regarding the approach taken, the report follows thesis writing rules
  • Prepares an explanatory report based on sources related to the approach taken
  • Prepares a presentation that includes descriptive information and pictures of the approach taken
  • Presents the presentation he prepared regarding his approach in class
  • It compares all the approaches examined in the course with the pre-school and parent education programs implemented in Turkey
Course Content Definitions and concepts related to developmental support program in early childhood (0-8 years); the importance of the developmental support program; issues to be considered while preparing a developmental support program; general characteristics of developmental support programs; general processes in developmental support program planning; support programs and examples for different areas.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction: Historical development of early childhood education
2 Distribution of different models and projects in early childhood education and determination of working principles
3 Different models of project preparation in early childhood education
4 Different models of project preparation in early childhood education
5 Different models of project preparation in early childhood education
6 Project presentations-Montessori
7 Project presentations - Child to Child, Homeschool approaches
8 Midterm
9 Project presentations-HIPPY, HATAF approaches
10 Project presentations-Head Start, project, approaches
11 Project presentations-High Scope, Bankstreet approaches
12 Project presentations-Minesota, PAT, Pyramid
13 Project presentations-Waldorf, Reggio Emilia approaches
14 Preschool education and parent education programs implemented in Turkey
15 An overview
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Avcı, Neslihan, Toraman, Mehmet, (2012) Okulöncesi Öğretmeni. Okulöncesi Eğitime Giriş Ed. Eğiten Kitap Norsken Ltd.Şti. Ankara (Yaklaşıma göre değişen güncel kaynaklar)
2. Aral, Neriman; Kandır, Adalet (2001),Okul Öncesi Eğitim 2, Yapa, İstanbul
3. Başal, Handan, Asude (2005), Okul Öncesi Eğitimin İlke ve Yöntemleri, Morpa, İstanbul
4. Başal, Handan, Asude (2005), Okul Öncesi Eğitim, Morpa, İstanbul
5. Temel, Fulya; Kandır, Adalet; Erdemir, Nilay; Koçer, Hale (2004) Proje Yaklaşımı ve Program Örnekleri, Morpa Kültür Yayınları, İstanbul
6. Sevinç, Müzeyyen. 2003, Gelişim ve Eğitimde Yeni Yaklaşımlar, Morpa Kültür Yayınları, İstanbul

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 30
Presentation 1 30
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To have basic theoretical knowledge about the field within the scope of health, education and support services, organizational structure and systematics. X
2 To be able to understand the basic concepts, approaches and theories in the field of child development, to associate them with current life, national and international developments. X
3 To be able to use sciences such as health, education, and psychology along with the basic knowledge and skills of the discipline of child development. X
4 To be able to identify the problems encountered and develop solutions based on the knowledge and skills required by the discipline of child development. X
5 To be able to independently carry out the necessary work as an individual and as a team member, and take responsibility in the practices related to child development education in preschool education institutions, private education institutions and health institutions X
6 To be able to have the necessary basic knowledge for applications in preschool education institution, private education institution and health institutions related to child development education. X
7 To be able to determine the learning needs associated to lifelong learning related to child development and education and to make the necessary guidance. X
8 To be able to act in accordance with professional ethics and social-responsibility-understanding in all field practices and social relations of the profession X
9 To be able to carry out studies on child development to raise awareness of society and other professional groups . X
10 To be able to follow the information in the field and communicate with colleagues by using a universal foreign language. X
11 To be able to do resource research for the purpose of accessing information, to use databases, numerical values and other information sources. X
12 To be able to communicate effectively with the family and the child in accordance with the cultural structure, and to work in cooperation in child development studies. X
13 To be able to act in accordance with social, scientific, cultural and ethical values in all studies in the field of child development. X
14 To be able to show sensitivity to the universality of social rights in the field of child development, protection of quality cultural values, occupational health and safety. X
15 To be able to evaluate and prepare the materials required by the field of child development (educational toys, educational books and brochures, game material) and to use them for educational purposes. X
16 To be able to determine the developmental differences of 0-18 year old children at an early stage, to prepare and implement appropriate education programs. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 5 80
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 12 2 24
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 12 12
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 7 7
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 12 12
Total Workload 135