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Early Childhood Education Technology A.A.S. (R): 315

Revised: Effective Semester — Fall 2008

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
ED 120 Child Growth and Development 3
EN 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
GE 101 Introduction to Geography 3
HE 100 Principles of Healthier Living 1
PY 102 General Psychology 3
SP 108 Introduction to Human Communication 3
Second Semester
ED 121 Curricula Planning in Early Childhood Education 3
ED 123 Infant and Toddler Development and Curriculum Planning  
 

OR

 
ED 124 School-Age Child Care 3
ED 125 Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3
  English foundation  3
ED 126 Observation and Assessment of Young Children 3
Third Semester
ED 130  First Start: Care of Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities 3
ED 200 Children's Literature 3
ED 210 Curriculum Seminar - Science and Mathematics for Young Children 2
ED 212 Curriculum Seminar - Creative Arts for Young Children 2
Mathematics foundation 3
  Humanities foundation 3
Fourth Semester
ED 122  Practicum in Early Childhood Education 3
ED 213 Social Emotional Development in Young Children 3
ED 215 Planning and Administering Child Care Programs 3
Arts distribution 3
  Natural sciences lab distribution 4
Total credit hours  63
Program Outcomes for the Early Childhood Education A.A.S. 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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