2016-2017 College Catalog 
    
    Jan 26, 2023  
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education, A.S.T.


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The curriculum in the Associate in Science in Child Development for Transfer is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers, earning the Associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment in social services or promotion.

Please refer to Graduation Requirements  for more information on transfer degree requirements

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Describe developmental milestones for children in the areas of physical, psychosocial, cognitive, and language development.
  • Identify environmental, cultural, familial, economic, political, and historical contexts that influence all children’s development.
  • Demonstrate a range of skills and knowledge related to the unique need of children ages 0-5 years.
  • Apply developmental theory, knowledge of child development, DCLAP, and research based teaching strategies to develop curriculum for the unique educational needs of young children individually and in group care settings.
  • Demonstrate developmentally appropriate observation, assessment, and documentation skills that can be applied to interpretations of growth and development, planning, and identification of individual needs.
  • Demonstrate professional skills including ethical practice, reflective practice, written and verbal communication, collaboration, advocacy, and identification of personal qualifications in relationship to state and national requirements for teachers of young children.

Required Courses


Total Units for the Major: 26


*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

 

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