Program Coordinator: Charles Justice, LRC 214, Ext. 2566493
Length: Four semesters (two years)
Purpose: The program in Early Childhood Development is designed to provide students with practical skills and theoretical knowledge related to the care, development and guidance of young children. The curriculum addresses the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and creative growth of young children.
Day Care Center Worker
Nursery Schools Teacher’s Aide
Family Day Care Specialist
Child Development Specialist
After School Programs
Admission Requirements: A student eligible for admission to the college can normally be considered for admission to the Human Services Specialization in Early Childhood Education Associate Degree curriculum. Proficiency in high school English and mathematics is required. Students who are not proficient in English and mathematics will be required to correct their deficiencies in developmental courses.
Program Requirements: The Human Services Specialization in Early Childhood Education curriculum consists of courses in psychology, sociology, public services, and human services. In addition to these core courses, other courses in general education and related areas are included. Instruction will include both a specialized as well as a general education approach. Upon completion of the four-semester program, the student is awarded the Associate of Applied Science in Human Services - Specialization in Early Childhood Education.
Notes on Transfer: Associate of Applied Science Degree programs are designed primarily to provide occupational competence for employment. Upon the student’s request, courses may be modified to provide possible transfer acceptability by four-year colleges and universities. Transfer options are listed in the footnotes.
Total Minimum Credits for the AAS Degree........................................66
The above semester-by semester sequence of courses may be modified when necessary. Please meet with your faculty advisor for a discussion of factors which affect planning and sequencing in this program of study.