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Application Deadline: August 18, 2016

Early Childhood Education
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

The Early Childhood Education program provides students with the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to create environments that will maximize the developmental and learning potential of all young children (birth to age 8) using developmentally appropriate practices as a foundation for program planning. Issues of diversity, inclusion and professionalism are intricately woven throughout all of the coursework. Students will have an opportunity to gain experience and knowledge through hands-on participation in early education settings. Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Apply child development theory to practice;
  • Observe, record, and assess child growth and development;
  • Implement developmentally appropriate curriculum;
  • Incorporate developmentally appropriate guidance strategies;
  • Integrate health, safety, and nutrition practices according to local, state and national standards;
  • Provide a respectful, diverse and inclusive program;
  • Use interpersonal skills to develop respectful relationships with children and adults;
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical standards; and
  • Advocate for children, families and the profession.
For general information, contact the Admissions Office: (406) 756-3847