The Early Childhood Education/Child Development program is designed to meet the needs of people planning a career working with young children and/or those who are already employed. Certificates are aligned with the Child Development Permit Matrix. Caring for children from birth through school-age, in professional settings outside of the home are the primary focus. Current research and practical applications highlight the variety of career choices that students completing certificates and degrees can pursue. Children's growth, developmentally appropriate practice, cultural diversity, observational skills, family support and professional development within the ECE field are major components of the program. In order to meet the diverse needs of ECE students, courses are offered mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends; we encourage students to develop an personalized Education Plan (EP) so that they can complete specific program requirements including certificates, degrees, and transfer.
Early Childhood Education/Child Development (AS) Requirements
|Complete Core Courses, 25 units||Units|
|CRER 401||College Success||1 unit|
|ECE. 201||Child Development||3 units|
|ECE. 210||Early Childhood Education Principles||3 units|
|ECE. 211||Early Childhood Education Curriculum||3 units|
|ECE. 212||Child, Family, and Community||3 units|
|ECE. 254||Teaching in a Diverse Society||3 units|
|ECE. 313||Health, Safety and Nutrition||3 units|
|ECE. 333||Observation and Assessment of Young Children||3 units|
|ECE. 366||Practicum in Early Childhood Education||3 units|
And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum
60 units required for the Associate degree.
Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.