December 15, 2015 Wendy McGrath

Early Childhood Education

Designed to prepare students who are interested in the field of early care and education, or others who are already working in child care, to work effectively with children from birth to age eight. The program will prepare students for positions as teacher assistants or classroom aides in child-care programs, or to work in family day-care homes, or to work as a nanny in a private home.


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Course #TitleCredits
ECE*101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (a) 3
ECE*103 Creative Experiences/Children (a) 3
ECE*176 Health, Safety and Nutrition (a) 3
ECE*210 Observation, Participation and Seminar (a) 3
ECE*231 Early Language and Literacy Development (a) 3
ENG*101 Composition (a) 3
ENG*114 Children’s Literature (a) 3
PSY*111 General Psychology I (a) 3
PSY*203 Child Development (a) 3
  Directed ECE Elective (b) (from ECE*106/109/141/241) 3

(a) Prerequisite and/or co-requisite required.
(b) To be selected in consultation with faculty advisor based on student’s program of study

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