|The Early Childhood Associate curriculum prepares individuals
to work with children from infancy through middle childhood 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
The Associate in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
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Early Childhood Education Conceptual Framework