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Early Childhood Education, AAS

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The Early Childhood Education AAS is designed to prepare its graduates to work in educational and childcare settings providing care and education for children from birth to age twelve. The program includes a 15-week supervised internship in an early childhood educational facility.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet ESCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, ESCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Describe the interworking of early childhood education programs and settings.
  • Apply developmentally appropriate methods and materials to use with young children in an early childhood education setting.
  • Analyze the physical, social, and emotional needs of young children in the early childhood development stages and the effects of not meeting those needs.

Program Curriculum and Suggested Sequence of Courses

Total Credits For Program: 62

Plan 636

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

  1. Requires 40 hours of observation at a K12 school. Students may be required to provide proof of certain vaccinations and clear criminal background checks prior to entering child care facilities or schools for their supervised internships.
  2. Student must take one of the following: ENG 241 , ENG 242  or ENG 250 .

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