Early Childhood Education
AAS = Associate of Applied Science | 60 hours
The learning outcomes of the program are to:
- Understand child development from birth to age 8
- Develop the ability to establish family and community collaboration
- Be aware of professionalism required to serve in early childhood environments
- Acquire knowledge about adaptations and accommodations for diverse learners in inclusive settings
Students will demonstrate the ability to use written and oral communication.
Students will be able to demonstrate and apply principles of child development and learning theories in the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, & aesthetics development of children.
Students will be able to plan and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum and instructional practice based on how children grow and develop.
Students will use informal and formal assessment strategies to plan and implement individualized curriculum and environmental teaching practices.
Students will demonstrate a commitment to professionalism by reflecting on their practices, articulating a philosophy and rationale for decisions and self–assessment, and evaluating the effects of their choices and actions on others.
Students will apply and utilize language appropriate materials for children’s emergent literacy development.
Students will develop and maintain positive partnerships with families and communities.