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Education - Early Childhood Education Technology AAS

View Early Childhood Education Technology AAS (R): 315
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Early Childhood Education Technology AAS (R): 315

This curriculum is designed to prepare students to work with children from infancy through age five in a variety of child care settings. The curriculum has a core of 34 credit hours directly related to early childhood education. The curriculum is designed so that it can be complete within four semesters, but it can be extended over a longer time. A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows; part-time students should consult an adviser.

First Semester
COMM 108
Introduction to Communication (SPCF)
EDUC 135 Child Growth and Development 3
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing* 3
PSYC 102 General Psychology (BSSD)
 Mathematics foundation
Second Semester
EDUC 115
Observation and Assessment of Young Children
EDUC 136 Curricula Planning in Early Childhood Education 3
EDUC 153 Infant and Toddler Development and Curriculum Planning  

EDUC 154
School-Age Child Care 3
EDUC 180Children's Literature
  English foundation  3
Third Semester
EDUC 170
First Start: Care of Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities 3
EDUC 208 Observation and Assessment of Young Children
EDUC 224
Social-Emotional Development in Young Children
EDUC 227
Administering Early Childhood Programs
GEOG 101
Introduction to Geography
Fourth Semester
EDUC 210
Curriculum Seminar:  Science and Math for Young Children
EDUC 212
Curriculum Seminar:  Creative Arts for Young Children
EDUC 233
Practicum in Early childhood Education
HLTH 100
Principles of Healthier Living
Arts or humanities distribution 3
  Natural sciences distribution with lab
Total credit hours  63

*  ENGL 101, if needed for ENGL 102, or general elective.

Program Outcomes for the Early Childhood Education AAS Degree

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Describe the theories and principles of child development and learning and apply the theories and principles to his or her classroom teaching.  
  • Identify the issues, trends, and historical events in the field of early childhood education.
  • Use systematic observations, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies in a responsible way to positively influence children’s learning and development.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of supporting and empowering families and communities through respectful, reciprocal relationships.
  • Demonstrate understanding of content areas and apply developmentally appropriate approaches to enhance children’s learning and development.
  • Create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments to promote children’s learning and development.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate meaningful, challenging curricula to promote positive outcomes for all young children.
  • Be reflective practitioners to reflect and use the most effective methods of guidance and teaching when working with children.
  • Identify and conduct themselves as early childhood professionals who use ethical guidelines and NAEYC standards related to early childhood practice and who are advocates for sound educational practices and policies. 
  • Demonstrate excellent written, verbal, critical thinking, and problem solving skills, which will allow them to effectively make connections between prior knowledge/ experience and new learning.

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