Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight 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 families 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, Smart Start programs and school age programs.

Extracurricular Activities

The Alpha Beta Chi (ABC) Club is a voluntary campus organization comprised of students, faculty and staff at MCC and anyone who is interested in being an advocate for children. The club works to provide students with opportunities to promote their profession in the community, to participate in fundraisers and outreach activities, and to learn about people and agencies that play a vital role in the early childhood field.

 

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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM OPTIONS
PROGRAM OPTIONS REQUIRED HOURS GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT
Associate in Applied Science Degree 64-76 semester hours  N/A
Early Childhood Associate Diploma 36 semester hours Gainful Employment
Early Childhood Instructional Certificate 17 semester hours Gainful Employment
Early Childhood Administration Certificate 16 semester hours Gainful Employment
   

 

FACULTY

Frieary, Amy
Frieary, Amy

Department Chair, Early Childhood Education