Program Start Date: Fall and spring terms
Minimum Program Length: 32 academic weeks; 2 terms; 28 credits
Curriculum Code: 70454
Early childhood development students acquire specific skills to create activities for the social, emotional, physical and mental development of children, both in and out of the classroom.
Students gain early childhood development skills through studies of best practices in child development centers, private and public kindergartens, and special facilities.
Graduates may work as teacher’s aides in special education facilities or child development centers, or as a teacher in a child development facility.
Student entering the program must have a criminal background investigation (CBI) and health form completed during ECD 102 . Any positive CBI check within the last seven (7) years will result in the student being dismissed from the Early Care and Education Program.
A minimum of C or higher is required in all courses.
EEDA Career Cluster:
Education and Training