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.
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|PROGRAM OPTIONS||REQUIRED HOURS||PROGRAM COSTS|
|Associate in Applied Science Degree – Career Track||64-76 semester hours||Program Costs|
|Associate in Applied Science Degree – BK Licensure or Non-Licensure Transfer Track||71 semester hours||Program Costs|
|Early Childhood Associate Diploma||36 semester hours||Program Costs|
|Early Childhood Instructional Certificate||17 semester hours||Program Costs|
|Early Childhood Administration Certificate||16 semester hours||Program Costs|
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