Early Childhood Education - Associate Degree Program Manager

The associate degree in Early Childhood Education prepares students to be effective teachers, aides and other professionals working with children from infancy through approximately nine years of age. This program of study  provides the foundation for understanding the fundamentals of child growth and development from birth through the primary years. Additionally, this Early Childhood Education associate degree program emphasizes the importance of curriculum planning and development, the value of observing, assessing and documenting child learning and development, and the significance of communications and interpersonal skills among children.



Early Childhood Education Professions Include:

  • Teachers in Child Care Centers
  • Instructors in Head Start Programs
  • Instructional Aides
  • Teacher Assistants
  • Childcare Practitioners


Curriculum Summary



Term 1 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
SIT203 Basic Office Software Applications3
ENG108 English Composition3
ECE101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education3

Term 2 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
HUM140 Critical Thinking in the Modern Age3
ECE107 Early Childhood Development and Learning3
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology3

Term 3 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
MTH145 College Algebra and Trigonometry3
PSY109 Human Growth and Development3
ECE114 Role of the Child, Family and Community3

Term 4 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ENG215 Analytical Writing3
COM108 Communications and Social Interaction3
ECE117 Language and Literacy Development in Young Children3

Term 5 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ECE123 Assessment of Learning in Young Children3
ECE201 Development and Learning of Infants and Toddlers3
PSY114 Educational Psychology3

Term 6 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
Elective3
ECE223 Special Education for Children3
MTH207 Statistics3

Term 7 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ECE227 Early Childhood Education Seminar3
ECE226 Engaging Young Children in the Learning Process3
ECE225 Wellness and Nutrition for Young Children3

Term 1 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
SIT203 Basic Office Software Applications3
ENG108 English Composition3
ECE101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education3

Term 2 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
HUM140 Critical Thinking in the Modern Age3
ECE107 Early Childhood Development and Learning3
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology3

Term 3 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
MTH145 College Algebra and Trigonometry3
PSY109 Human Growth and Development3
ECE114 Role of the Child, Family and Community3

Term 4 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ENG215 Analytical Writing3
COM108 Communications and Social Interaction3
ECE117 Language and Literacy Development in Young Children3

Term 5 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ECE123 Assessment of Learning in Young Children3
ECE201 Development and Learning of Infants and Toddlers3
PSY114 Educational Psychology3

Term 6 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
Elective3
ECE223 Special Education for Children3
MTH207 Statistics3

Term 7 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ECE227 Early Childhood Education Seminar3
ECE226 Engaging Young Children in the Learning Process3
ECE225 Wellness and Nutrition for Young Children3
Early Childhood Education
Associate in Science (A.S.)
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