Early Childhood Associate
The Early Childhood Associate 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.
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Transfer Elective list: BIO 111, CHM 151, CIS 110, COM 231, ENG 131, ENG 261, HEA 110, HIS 111, HIS 112, HUM 110, PED 110, POL 120, PSY 243, PSY 263, REL 110, SOC 210, or SPA 111.
|EDU 119||Intro to Early Child Educ||4||0||0||4|
|EDU 144||Child Dev. I||3||0||0||3|
|EDU 153||Health, Safety and Nutrition||3||0||0||3|
|ENG 111||Writing and Inquiry||0||0||0||0|
|EDU 131||Child, Family, and Commun||3||0||0||3|
|EDU 145||Child Development II||3||0||0||3|
|EDU 146||Child Guidance||3||0||0||3|
|EDU 151||Creative Activities||3||0||0||3|
|EDU 234||Infants, Toddlers and Twos||3||0||0||3|
|EDU 221||Children w/ Except Needs||3||0||0||3|
|EDU 280||Language and Literacy Exp.||3||0||0||3|
|PSY 150||General Psychology||3||0||0||3|
|WBL 111||Work-Based Learning I||0||10||0||1|
- Identify and explain the multiple interacting influences that impact learning and development among young children.
- Identify and explain the important and complex characteristics of children's families and communities.
- Identify and employ a variety of assessment tools that promote development and learning in young children.
- Design and implement activities that promote development and learning between children and families.
- Demonstrate professional conduct as members of the early childhood profession.
|Tuition and Fees||$5,400.00||$20,000.00|
|Books and Supplies||$4,000.00||$4,000.00|
|Tuition and Fees||$1,195.50||$4,267.50|
|Books and Supplies||$917.50||$917.50|
|Tuition and Fees||$1,300.00||$4,500.00|
|Books and Supplies||$100.00||$100.00|
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$13.26 average salary per hour.
$27,570 average salary per year.
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