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2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education, AAS


The Early Childhood Education AAS (Plan Code 636) 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 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

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 .