Early Childhood Education
The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from infancy through middle childhood in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers. Course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with parents and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional and creative development of young children.
Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school age programs. A diploma and several certificates in Early Childhood Education are also available within the program of study.
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Early Childhood Education, AAS | A55220
Early Childhood Education, Diploma | A55220D1
Early Childhood Education, Certificate | A55220C1
Early Childhood Administration, Certificate | A55220C2
Early Childhood School Age, Certificate | A55220C3
Early Childhood Infant-Toddler Care, Certificate | A55220C4