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Early Childhood Care and Education (AAS.ECE)

The Early Childhood Care and Education program provides the academic background and practical experience necessary to operate a private, home day care and teach or direct in child care facilities. Additional employment opportunities include nursery schools, Head Start programs, and paraprofessional teacher's aide in primary grades. The program is especially suited to individuals who enjoy working and teaching young children and to those having a caring and patient personality. A "C" average in required Early Childhood Care and Education core classes must be maintained by students prior to enrolling in ECE 125.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester   Hours
ENG-098 Communications I   OR
ENG-120 Composition I  
3.0
ECE-100 Intro to Early Childhood Educ  
3.0
ECE-110 Child Behavior Management  
3.0
BIO-120 Natural Science   OR
BIO-100 Bio Science I  
3.0
Elective  
3.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 15.0
Second Semester
ECE-081 Early Childhood Clinical  
1.0
ART-165 Fundamentals of Art   OR
ART-250 Understanding Art   OR
MUS-229 Understanding Music  
3.0
EDU-190 Introduction/Special Education  
3.0
PSY-271 Intr/Psychology  
3.0
SPE-111 Intro to Speech Communication  
3.0
Elective  
2.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 15.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester   Hours
ECE-095 Creative Activities/Children  
4.0
ECE-051 Infant/Toddler Environment  
3.0
SOC-280 Introduction to Sociology  
3.0
PSY-274 Child Development  
3.0
ECE-102 Health/Safety/Nutri/Yng Child  
3.0
HED-178 Responding to Emergencies  
2.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 18.0
Second Semester
ECE-083 Instructional Methods  
3.0
ECE-087 Organization/Mgt of Preschools  
3.0
PED-172 Bsc Act Elem/Sec Child  
2.0
ECE-120 Field Experience Seminar (Module 2)
1.0
EDU-103 Teaching/Learning W/Technology  
3.0
ECE-125 Field Experience
4.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 16.0
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 64.00