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.
ONLINE PROGRAM INFORMATION: Surry offers this program online. Go to Online Learning for more information.
Transfer Elective options:
- Complete EDU 125 or 3 hours from Humanities/Fine Arts:
ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, DRA 126, HUM 110, HUM 130, MUS 110, PHI 230, PHI 240, REL 110, REL 211, REL 212
- Complete EDU 152 or 3 hours from Literature or History:
ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 241, ENG 242, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, HIS 132
- Complete EDU 216 or 4 hours from Science:
BIO 111, BIO 112, BIO 140/140A, CHM 151, CHM 152
- Complete EDU 251 or one course from Other Electives:
COM 231, HEA 110, PED 110, CIS 110, SPA 111, EDU 261, EDU 262
- Complete EDU 259 or 3 hours from Social/Behavioral Science:
GEO 111, POL 120, PSY 241, PSY 243, PSY 263, SOC 210, SOC 213, SOC 230
|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||3||0||0||3|
|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||$3,088.50||$10,384.50|
|Books and Supplies||$1,170.25||$1,170.25|
|Tuition and Fees||$1,299.00||$4,371.00|
|Books and Supplies||$669.50||$669.50|
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$13.26 average salary per hour.
$27,570 average salary per year.
Sources for salary information obtained from O*NET. Salaries may vary for reasons including but not limited to years of experience, place of employment, and specific occupations within each industry.