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Early Childhood Care and Education

Program Description

The Early Childhood Care and Education Associate of Applied Science degree and diploma programs are a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in the field of early childhood education. The program emphasizes a combination of early childhood care and education theory and practical application as well as limited general core competencies necessary for successful employment. Diploma graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including child care centers and Head Start. Degree graduates have qualifications to be employed in Georgia Pre-K programs and elementary school paraprofessional positions. 


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Early Childhood Degree (69 hrs)
core courses
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
3
SPCH 1101 Public Speaking
3
PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology
3
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology
3
MATH 1111 College Algebra
3
HUMN 1101 Introduction to Humanities
3
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers
3
ECCE 1101 Introduction to ECCE
3
ECCE 1103 Child Growth and Development
3
ECCE 1105 Health \ Safety and Nutrition
3
ECCE 1112 Curriculum and Assessment
3
ECCE 1113 Creative Activities for Child
3
ECCE 1121 EarlyChildhoodCare&Ed Practicu
3
ECCE 2115 Language and Literacy
3
ECCE 2116 Math and Science
3
ECCE 2201 Exceptionalities
3
ECCE 2202 Social Issues&Family Involveme
3
ECCE 2203 Guidance & Classroom Mgt
3
ECCE 2240 Early CCE Internship
12
See your advisor for a tracking sheet with course selections for each area. Completion of one of five specialization areas required.
 
Paraprofessional
occupational courses
ECCE 2310 Paraprofess Methods&Materials
3
ECCE 2312 Paraprofessional Role&Practice
3
SPECIALIZATION
 
Program Administration
occupational courses
ECCE 2320 Program Admin&Facility Manage
3
ECCE 2322 Personnel Management
3
SPECIALIZATION
 
Infant/Toddler Development
occupational courses
ECCE 2330 Infant/Toddler Development
3
ECCE 2332 Infant/Toddler Group Care&Curr
3
SPECIALIZATION
 
Exceptionalities
occupational courses
ECCE 2360 Class Strategies/Except Child
3
ECCE 2362 Your Role in Except Environ
3
SPECIALIZATION
 
Family Child Care
occupational courses
ECCE 2340 Family Child Care Program Management
3
ECCE 2342 Family Child Care Business Management
3
SPECIALIZATION
 


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Early Childhood Diploma (53 hrs)
core courses
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I
3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics
3
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development
2
 
Early Childhood Care and Education
occupational courses
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers
3
ECCE 1101 Introduction to ECCE
3
ECCE 1103 Child Growth and Development
3
ECCE 1105 Health \ Safety and Nutrition
3
ECCE 1112 Curriculum and Assessment
3
ECCE 1113 Creative Activities for Child
3
ECCE 1121 EarlyChildhoodCare&Ed Practicu
3
ECCE 2115 Language and Literacy
3
ECCE 2116 Math and Science
3
ECCE 2202 Social Issues&Family Involveme
3
ECCE 2203 Guidance & Classroom Mgt
3
ECCE 2240 Early CCE Internship
12
 


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Family Child Care Provider: FC21
ECCE 1101 Introduction to ECCE
3
ECCE 1103 Child Growth and Development
3
ECCE 1105 Health \ Safety and Nutrition
3
ECCE 2340 Family Child Care Program Management
3
ECCE 2342 Family Child Care Business Management
3
 
Infant/Toddler Child Care Specialist: IC31
ECCE 1101 Introduction to ECCE
3
ECCE 1103 Child Growth and Development
3
ECCE 1105 Health \ Safety and Nutrition
3
ECCE 2330 Infant/Toddler Development
3
ECCE 2332 Infant/Toddler Group Care&Curr
3
 
Child Development Specialist: CD61
ECCE 1101 Introduction to ECCE
3
ECCE 1103 Child Growth and Development
3
ECCE 1105 Health \ Safety and Nutrition
3
ECCE 1112 Curriculum and Assessment
3
Choose one of the following two courses
ECCE 1121 EarlyChildhoodCare&Ed Practicu
(3)
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development
(2)
 




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Program Admission Information

High school diploma or GED Required for admission.

COMPASS SCORES
Min. Scores
Writing
Reading
Pre-Algebra
Algebra
Degree
62
81
50
37
Diploma
32
70
26
N/A



Instructors & Faculty

Robinson, Angela J
Moore, Pamela P