Students interested in pursuing this degree should contact the program director directly at 509-682-6633 or email@example.com.:
First Year - Fall Quarter
Note: Students completing ECED& 105, ECED& 107 and ECED& 120 and who have received training in CPR/first aid and bloodborne pathogens may be eligible to test for the Child Development Associate national certification. Contact ECE adviser at 509-682-6633 for further information.
Associate in Applied Science-Transfer Degree: the AAS-T is built upon the technical courses required for job preparation but also includes a college-level general education component, common in structure for all such degrees. The distinguishing characteristic of the AAS-T is a minimum of 20 credits of general education courses drawn from the same list as those taken by students completing the Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) associate degree or the Associate in Science-Transfer (AS-T) degree (that is, the courses generally accepted in transfer). AAS-T courses are designed for the dual purpose of immediate employment and as preparation for the junior year in a bachelor’s degree commonly described as the bachelor of applied science (BAS). The AAS-T degree generally will not be accepted in transfer in preparation for bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degrees, although the general education component of the degree will be accepted in transfer. (State Board for Community and Technical Colleges)
Students who complete a degree in Early Childhood Education should be able to:
- Document knowledge and understanding of essential aspects of NAEYC professional standards and competency areas with a focus on birth through age eight.
- Incorporate pedagogical content knowledge, theoretical perspectives, and assessment practices by applying, expanding, and integrating knowledge and understanding of developmentally appropriate curriculum for children from birth to age 8.
- Design developmentally appropriate early learning environments that support learning for children who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse.
- Plan and provide learning experiences with appropriate supporting educational materials for young children in the four Early Childhood settings: Infant/Toddler Programs, Family/Home Child Care Programs, Preschool Programs, and Kindergarten through 3rd Grade Classrooms.
- Identify, use, and refer individuals to credible professional resources to better serve children and families who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse.
- Apply content knowledge and skills learned throughout the program to pursue further education and acquire, meet, or maintain state licensing regulations for employees, facilities, and programs.