Early Childhood Education

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Lisa Webb
Instructor
253.680.7322

Admissions Office
253.680.7002

 

Location Downtown Campus
Hours Mon - Fri, 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (day)*
*This program may be taken online.

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Students prepare for careers in Early Childhood Education (ECE) for such positions as Early Learning Program teacher, assistant teacher, program supervisor, and/or center director. The ECE curriculum prepares students to work with children birth to 8 years of age in diverse early childhood environments.

Curriculum is based on the national standards outlined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the national accreditation standards.

Early Childhood students will combine learned theories and practical laboratory experiences with young children in early childhood education programs under supervision with qualified educators. 

Recommended:  Complete all 100-level ECE courses before entering 200-level ECE courses.

Prerequisites:

  1. Pass the Department of Early Learning Portable Background Check prior to the 1st day of class
  2. Negative Mantoux TB test in the 12 months prior to 1st day of class
  3. Complete entrance testing at an 80-level minimum

Program Length: Six quarters (approximate)

Associate in Applied Science - Transfer Degree: 90 Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS
100+ Level Human Relations  5
100+ Level ENGL& 101  5
100+ Level Mathematics  5
100+ Level Humanities/Social Sciences  10
100+ Level Humanities/Social Sciences designated as a (HR) 15

  

      

REQUIRED COURSEWORK                    
ECED& 105 Intro to Early Childhood Education (HR) 5
ECED& 107 Health, Nutrition and Safety 5
EDUC& 115 Child Development (HR) 5
ECED& 120 Practicum - Nurturing Relationships * 2
EDUC& 130 Guiding Behavior 3
EDUC& 150 Child, Family and Community 3
ECED& 160 Curriculum Development 5
ECED& 170 Environments for Young Children 3
ECED& 180 Language & Literacy Development 3
ECED& 190 Observation and Assessment 3
EDUC& 203 Exceptional Child * 3
ECE 204 Early Childhood Practicum II * 2
ECE 207 Professionalism  * 5
ECE 210 Early Childhood Practicum III * 2
ECE  211 Emotional and Social Development 3
ECE 212 Cognitive Development * 5
ECE 213 Creative Experience-Art & Movement (HR) 5
Choose one ECED&132, ECED& 134, ECED& 136, ECED& 139 3

*A 2.0 is required in each key assessment course to meet the 5 levels of proficiency.

Associate in Applied Science Degree: 80 Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

CREDITS
100+ Level Human Relations 5
100+ Level ENGL& 101 5
100+ Level Mathematics  or MATH 173 5

                    

REQUIRED COURSEWORK                    
ECED& 105 Intro to Early Childhood Education 5
ECED& 107 Health, Nutrition and Safety 5
EDUC& 115 Child Development 5
ECED& 120 Practicum - Nurturing Relationships * 2
EDUC& 130 Guiding Behavior 3
EDUC& 150 Child, Family and Community 3
ECED& 160 Curriculum Development 5
ECED& 170 Environments for Young Children 3
ECED& 180 Language & Literacy Development 3
ECED& 190 Observation and Assessment 3
EDUC& 203 Exceptional Child * 3
ECE 204 Early Childhood Practicum II * 2
ECE 207 Professionalism  * 5
ECE 210 Early Childhood Practicum III * 2
ECE  211 Emotional and Social Development 3
ECE 212 Cognitive Development * 5
ECE 213 Creative Experience-Art & Movement 5
Choose one ECED&132, ECED& 134, ECED& 136, ECED& 139 3

*A 2.0 is required in each key assessment course to meet the 5 levels of proficiency.

State Early Childhood Education Certificate: 47 Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

CREDITS
100+ Level ENGL& 101 5
100+ Level Mathematics or MATH 173 5
       

  

REQUIRED COURSEWORK                    
ECED& 105 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 5
ECED& 107 Health, Nutrition, and Safety 5
EDUC& 115 Child Development 5
ECED& 120 Practicum - Nurturing Relationships 2
EDUC& 130 Guiding Behavior 3
EDUC& 150 Child, Family, and Community 3
ECED& 160 Curriculum Development 5
ECED& 170 Environments for Young Children 3
ECED& 180 Language and Literacy Development 3
ECED& 190 Observation and Assessment 3

State Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization - General: 20 Credits

REQUIRED COURSEWORK                    
ECED& 105 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 5
ECED& 107 Health, Nutrition, and Safety 5
EDUC& 115 Child Development 5
ECED& 120 Practicum - Nurturing Relationships 2
EDUC& 130 Guiding Behavior 3

State Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization - Infant/Toddler Care: 20 Credits

REQUIRED COURSEWORK             
ECED& 105 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 5
ECED& 107 Health, Nutrition, and Safety 5
EDUC& 115 Child Development 5
ECED& 120 Practicum - Nurturing Relationships 2
ECED& 132 Infant/Toddler Care 3

State Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization - School Age Care: 20 Credits

REQUIRED COURSEWORK                    
ECED& 105 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 5
ECED& 107 Health, Nutrition, and Safety 5
EDUC& 115 Child Development 5
ECED& 120 Practicum - Nurturing Relationships 2
EDUC& 136 School Age Care 3

State Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization - Family Child Care: 20 Credits

REQUIRED COURSEWORK                    
ECED& 105 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 5
ECED& 107 Health, Nutrition, and Safety 5
EDUC& 115 Child Development 5
ECED& 120 Practicum - Nurturing Relationships 2
ECED& 134 Family Child Care 3

State Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization - Administration: 20 Credits

REQUIRED COURSEWORK                    
ECED& 105 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 5
ECED& 107 Health, Nutrition, and Safety 5
EDUC& 115 Child Development 5
ECED& 120 Practicum - Nurturing Relationships 2
ECED& 139 Administration of EL 3

State Initial Early Childhood Education Certificate: 12 Credits

REQUIRED COURSEWORK                    
ECED& 105 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 5
ECED& 107 Health, Nutrition, and Safety 5
ECED& 120 Practicum - Nurturing Relationships 2