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
ECE - Inclusion Specialist Certificate
ECE - Teacher Track Certificate
AS in Early Childhood Education
AS-T in Early Childhood Education
AA-T Elementary Teacher Education
Child Development Permit
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION COURSES
ECE 016 - Storytelling for Children
ECE 017 - Language Development and Early Literacy
ECE 018 - Children’s Literature and Early Literacy
ECE 020 - Observation and Assessment Methods in ECE
ECE 101 - Introduction to Curriculum
ECE 101B - Practicum in ECE
ECE 102 - Introduction to Early Childhood Programs
ECE 103 - Child Studies Student Teaching
ECE 104 - Arts, Crafts, Creative Activities
ECE 105 - Language Experiences for Children
ECE 106 - Administration & Supervision of Early Childhood Programs I
ECE 107 - Child, Family, and Community
ECE 108 - Health and Safety in Child Care
ECE 109 - Rhythm, Music, Movement Activities for Children
ECE 110 - Administration & Supervision of Early Childhood Programs II
ECE 142 - Supervising Adults-The Mentor Teacher
ECE 145 - Inclusion of Children with Special Needs
ECE 146 - Child Guidance and Discipline
ECE 147 - Teaching Young Children in a Diverse Society
ECE 149 - Inclusion of Children with Special Needs in ECE Programs
ECE 150 - Practicum Experience in an Inclusive Classroom
ECE 191 - Infant Toddler Development
ECE 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.
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