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Summer  2013   CDV 100-8061 Principles in Preschool (3 units)

Section 8061     Class Begins June 10     Ends August 1

Course Description

This course will explore programs for young children and the principles implemented in their design. Topics include child behavior and development, including principles for designing programs which work to guide children through their early years
Recommended Prep: none

  • Instructor:  Catherine McKay
  • Email:
    After the class has started, please use ETUDES Private Messages for communication.
  • Textbook Information: Beginnings and Beyond: Foundations in Early Childhood Education; Anne Miles Gordon and Kathryn Williams Browne 8th Edition ONLY; ISNB-10: 0-495-80817-2.  Approximate cost: $170.00 (new), $127.50 (used) $85.00 (used rental).  Can be purchased at Mendocino College bookstore (online and in person).
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 10 to 12 hours per week reading, writing, and taking quizzes, completing course assignments and participating in online class discussions.  This class is not self-paced.   Specific assignments and discussions are meant to be completed for the whole class at the same time.  This is a full semester course condensed into 6 weeks!
  • Special Requirements: Email the instructor at after you register for the class.  Log into Etudes the first day of class (6/10) and begin working on the first week’s assignments and discussion.
  • Assignments & Tests: please see course syllabus in Etudes.
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the Etudes program. This class is not self-paced.  Specific assignments and discussions are meant to be completed for the whole class at the same time.  Students are required to have regular and consistent Internet access, an active email account, the ability to use word processing, conduct Internet searches, attach files, send emails, and work independently.
  • New to ETUDES: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use ETUDES. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with ETUDES. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through ETUDES.
  • ETUDES Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Login ID


First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
Jose A. Garcia
Student ID: 1021045
Username = joga21045

Month Day of birth in school records
(Type using all lower case letters)
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411