Division of Career Education

Early Childhood Education

Curriculum C220A

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) professional will provide developmentally appropriate care to children in Early Childhood Care and Education programs. The field of Early Childhood covers birth through eight years of age.

Daytime morning, field experiences are requirements in all ECE classes, progressing from basic observations to a supervised observation/participation class which precedes student teaching in program approved and licensed Early Childhood Care and Education programs. Experiences include working with children and families, curriculum development, team teaching responsibilities, classroom management, guidance techniques and portfolio development. Communication skills and collaborative behaviors are emphasized.

College and state medical assessments and background inquiry checks are required of all individuals working with young children.

Associate in Applied Science Degree 

 

Semester One
Credit Hours
ECE 110
Early Childhood Development
3
ECE 111
Introduction to Early Childhood Education
3
PSY 100
Introduction to Psychology
3
# RHT 101
Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I
3

General Education/Humanities/Fine Arts
3
Semester Credit Hours
15
Semester Two
# ECE 118
Health, Nutrition and Safety
3
# ECE 121
Language Development & Activities
3
# ECE 146
Child, Family & Community
2
HTH 281
First Aid & CPR
2
SPE 101
Principles of Effective Speaking
3

General Education/Mathematics or


General Education/Physical & Life Science
3-4
Semester Credit Hours
16-17
Semester Three
# ECE 138
Observation, Assessment, Curriculum and Guidance of Young Children
4
Semester Credit Hours
4
Semester Four
# ECE 142
Students with Disabilities in School
3
# ECE 231
Science & Math for Children
3
# ECE 233
Creative Activities for the Young Child
3

General Education/Social & Behavioral Science
3

Electives
4
Semester Credit Hours
16
Semester Five
# ECE 251
Practicum
4
# ECE 252
Seminar
3

Program Electives
7
Semester Credit Hours
14




Total Credits Required for Graduation
65-66
Suggested Electives: Program Electives (7): ECE 122◊, ECE 136◊, ECE 151◊, ECE 152◊, ECE 153◊, ECE 154◊, ECE 155◊, ECE 156◊, ECE 230◊, ECE 250◊, ECE 296◊ Suggested Electives (4): PSY 234◊, Refer to the Associate of Arts Teaching degree in Early Childhood Education for elective choices if you plan on transferring for a teaching degree.
Coordinator: Mary Rinchiuso, Ext. 3022

Area of Concentration

Additional Information: See ECE course descriptions.     See Humanities and Social & Behavioral Science General Education requirements.     See Associate in Arts degree requirements for Physical and Life Sciences and Mathematics General Education.     Note: A minimum grade of "C" is a requirement for each ECE course in all ECE programs.