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A.A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education (A55220G)

The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight 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.

    Refer to the catalog for the current suggested sequence of courses. The catalog is located here. You must see an advisor to register and enroll. The advisor will ensure you are placed in the right sequence of courses to meet your academic and program completion needs.

    National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Program Outcome Measures

    The following are the NAEYC program-outcome measures.

    Outcome Measure #1: The Number of Program Completers

    Academic Year Number of program completers % of program completers who were attending full-time (at the time of completion) % of program completers who were attending part-time (at the time of completion)
    2016-2017 8 37.5% 62.5%
    2015-2016 5 0% 100%
    2014-2015 3 0% 100%

    Outcome Measure #2: The Program Completion Rate

    Academic year in which a Fall cohort of full-time students enrolled at the institution (select three sequential years) Percentage of those students who completed the program within 150% of the published timeframe Percentage of those students who completed the program within 200%
    Fall 2013 14.3% 28.6%
    Fall 2012 16.7% 50%
    Fall 2011 0% 0%

    Outcome Measure #3: Institutional Selected Data

    (C) The number of candidates who completed their courses with a "C" or above.
    Academic Year Outcome Measure Performance Data
    Fall 2017 % of candidates with "C" or better EDU 284 100%
    Fall 2016 % of candidates with "C" or better EDU 284 87.5%
    Fall 2015 % of candidates with "C" or better EDU 284 83.3%