Early Childhood Education Department
There is not one "right" type of person who should study early childhood education (also known as child development) but research has shown that having some of the following characteristics contributes to success in working with children and families. Early childhood educators work with children ages birth to eight in a variety of different types of programs. The field of early childhood education or E.C.E. includes teachers and child care providers, family support workers, home visitors, parent educators and more. It is widely known that experiences in early childhood strongly affect human development. Those caring for and educating young children have a tremendous responsibility.
ECE CAREER OPTIONS
Child Care Assistant
Child Care Associate Teacher
Child Care Teacher
Child Care Master Teacher
Child Care Site Supervisor
Infant Toddler Specialist
Children’s Center Teacher
Family Child Care Provider
Early Care Setting Program Director/Administrator
Certificate of Achievement-Level 2
AS-T in Early Childhood Education
Child Development Permit
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION COURSES
ECE 016-Storytelling for ChildrenECE 017-Language Development and Early LiteracyECE 018-Children’s Literature and Early Literacy ECE 101-Introduction to CurriculumECE 102-Introduction to Early Childhood ProgramsECE 103-Child Studies Student TeachingECE 104-Arts, Crafts, Creative ActivitiesECE 105-Language Experiences for ChildrenECE 106-Administration & Supervision of Early Childhood Programs IECE 107-Child, Family, and CommunityECE 108-Health and Safety in Child CareECE 109-Rhythm, Music, Movement Activities for ChildrenECE 110-Administration & Supervision of Early Childhood Programs IIECE 142-Supervising Adults-The Mentor TeacherECE 145-Inclusion of Children with Special NeedsECE 146-Child Guidance and DisciplineECE 147-Multicultural/Anti-bias Curriculum for ChildrenECE 191-Infant Toddler DevelopmentECE 195-The School Age Child: Development, Behavior, Curriculum Activities
Early Childhood Education Program Student Learning Outcomes
Analyze current requirements and standards for early childhood educators and early care and education programs.
Design daily schedules and classroom interactions with children consistent with current knowledge of child development.
Document and assess the needs of individual children in early care and education settings.
Plan and implement classroom based activities consistent with a developmentally appropriate curriculum.
Communicate effectively with children, parents and coworkers verbally and in writing.
Demonstrate knowledge of professional and ethical standards required to function successfully in early care and education programs.
Elizabeth Ramirez Sharpe