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2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog

Planner for Early Childhood Development (A.A.S)


Official Title of Major: Early Childhood Development, A.A.S.

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.

Code: AAS.EDU.ECD

Total Credit Hours: A minimum of 60

http://www.aacc.edu/programs-and-courses/credit-and-degree-seekers/education/ 

Purpose: The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Early Childhood Development fulfills the state educational requirements for employment as a director, teacher (senior staff), school-age staff member and/or director. The program emphasizes the study of child development, early childhood curriculum/strategies and administrative responsibilities, as well as requires passing a background check and completing a field-based experience in the early childhood learning environment. Individuals must meet additional state requirements regarding age and experience for employment.

Faculty Contact (https://webapps.aacc.edu/directory/): Karen Phelan, Ed.D.

Courses to improve skills and prepare for college-level classes may be needed. It is best to see an advisor as you plan your education.

Course/Advising Notes: ________________________________________________________________________

TERM 1

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research 1  OR
ENG 101A - Academic Writing and Research 1 
3 credit hours    
General Education Mathematics
MAT 221 - Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics 1  OR MAT 222 - Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics 2 
4 credit hours     
General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences
PSY 111 - Introduction to Psychology  
3 credit hours     
EDU 131 - Children’s Literature   3 credit hours     
EDU 231 - Infant/Toddler Child Care   3 credit hours     


TERM 2

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 102 - Academic Writing and Research 2  
3 credit hours     
EDU 132 - Introduction to Early Childhood Development  
3 credit hours     
Wellness Requirement
EDU 135 - Children’s Health, Nutrition and Safety 
3 credit hours     
General Education Biological and Physical Sciences
PHS 100 - General Physical Science  
4 credit hours    
EDU 232 - School-Age Child Care   3 credit hours     


TERM 3

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
EDU 133 - Growth and Development  
(first 8-week session)
EDU 133 and EDU 214 are offered in accelerated formats and should be taken consecutively during the third semester to complete the program within a two-year timeframe.
3 credit hours     
EDU 214 - Introduction to Special Education  
(second 8-week session)
EDU 133 and EDU 214 are offered in accelerated formats and should be taken consecutively during the third semester to complete the program within a two-year timeframe.
3 credit hours     
EDU 235 - Child Care Administration   3 credit hours     
Elective – Recommended CTA 100 - Computing and Information Technology   3 credit hours     
EDU 229 - Observing and Assessing Young Children  
1 credit hour     
EDU 248 - Instructional Strategies   1 credit hour     


TERM 4

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
EDU 242 - Foundations of Reading and Language Arts  
EDU 242 and EDU 247 should be taken concurrently to complete the program within a two-year timeframe.
3 credit hours     
EDU 247 - Early Childhood: Methods and Materials  
EDU 242 and EDU 247 should be taken concurrently to complete the program within a two-year timeframe.
3 credit hours     
EDU 230 - Educator Portfolio Development   1 credit hour     
General Education Arts and Humanities
COM 111 - Fundamentals of Oral Communication  OR
COM 116 - Fundamentals of Oral Communication for Non-Native Speakers  
3 credit hours    
SPA 111 - Elementary Spanish 1  OR
ASL 111 - American Sign Language 1  
3 credit hours    
EDU 239 - Quality Family and School Partnerships   1 credit hour     

 

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