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Early Childhood Education Infant-Toddler AAS Degree
Semester Hours:  60
Effective Term: Fall 2017
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None


Program Description: The Early Childhood Education Infant Toddler AAS Degree provides solid foundational knowledge, field experiences and common skills and strategies that prepare students for multiple roles in the Infant Toddler field.



Recommended Proficiencies: None

Course Requirements
Early Childhood Education Infant-Toddler AAS
Total Credits: 60

General Education Requirements (19-20)

Written Communications (3)
Select one:
ENG101 English Composition III (3)
ENG121 Applied Technical Writing (3)

Oral Communications (3)
COM100 Fundamentals of Human Communication (3) or higher

Art and Humanities (3)
Select courses numbered 100 or above from the following: ART, HMC, LIT, MHL, PHI, and THE. Students may also choose any course from the Art or Humanities AGEC lists. The required courses must represent two different departments for the Art and Humanities category. For example, students may not take a HIS course to fulfill their Art and Humanities requirement, if they are using another HIS course to complete their Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)
Select courses numbered 100 or above from the following: ABS, ECN, GEO, HIS, POS, PSY, and SOC. Students may also choose any course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences AGEC lists. The required courses must represent two different departments for the Social and Behavioral Sciences category. For example, students may not take a HIS course to fulfill their Arts and Humanities requirement, if they are using another HIS course to complete their Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.

Physical and Biological Sciences (4)
Select a 4-credit course with lab numbered 100 or above from the Biological and Physical Science Lab list. Students may also choose a course from the Biological and Physical Lab Science AGEC list.

Mathematics (3-4)
Select one:
BUS101 Business Mathematics (3)
MAT118 Essential Mathematics (4) or higher

Core and Elective Requirements (38)
ECE 105 Foundations of Early Childhood Education (3)
ECE 110 Health, Safety, and Nutrition (3)
ECE 116 Effective Interactions and Guidance (3)
ECE 229 Early Childhood Practicum (4)
ECE 276 Child Development (3)
ECE 283 Valuing Families and Diversity (3)

ECE 128A Environments for Infants and Toddlers (1)
ECE 129B Observation Skills in the Infant and Toddler Program (1)
ECE 129C Record Keeping Skills: Infant and Toddler Programs (1)
ECE 183 Curriculum and Learning Materials for Infants (1)
ECE 184 Curriculum and Learning Materials for Toddlers (1)
ECE 216 Early Childhood Observation and Assessment (3)
ECE 226A Cognitive Development of Infants and Toddlers (1)
ECE 226C Language Development of Infants and Toddlers (1)
ECE 227B Guidance and Discipline of Infants and Toddlers (1)
ECE 227C Enhancing Social Competency of Infants and Toddlers (1)
ECE 228B Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood (1)
ECE 271 Creating Early Childhood Environments (3)
ECE 280 Inclusion of Children with Special Needs (3)

Other Requirements (3)
Reading Competency:
RDG100 College Reading
OR
Equivalent reading assessment test score

Computer Competency (3):
Select one:
AGB 124 Microcomputers in Agriculture (3)
CIS 110 Fundamentals of Computer Literacy (3) or higher
CIS 120 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) or higher
EGR 102 Introduction to Engineering (3)
EIT 151 Digital Audio Workstation (3)
MSC 122 Introduction to Web Design (3)

Students must earn:
-A grade of C or better in all Core and Elective Requirements.
-A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
-A minimum of 20 total credits from CAC.
-A minimum of 60 credits.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
This degree includes the CAC General Education Course Student Learning Outcomes and Standards. In addition, the college requires students to demonstrate achievement of Common Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs) for graduation.

1. (Analysis Level) Analyze and explain the multiple historical, philosophical, and social foundations of the early childhood profession and how these influence current research, thought, and practice. (CSLO 1 & 2)

2. (Analysis Level) Analyze and explain the special conditions that may affect the development of young children, prenatal through age three. (CSLO 2 & 4)

3. (Synthesis Level) Plan a learning environment for infants and toddlers that is responsive to each child's physical health, intellectual and emotional well-being, and nutritional and safety needs. (CSLO 3 & 4)

4. (Analysis Level) Examine and explain the importance of establishing and maintaining positive, productive, reciprocal relationships with families. (CSLO 1 & 2)

5. (Synthesis Level) Design strategies that promote developmentally and culturally appropriate practices and are inclusive of young children with diverse abilities. (CSLO 1 & 4)

6. (Evaluation Level) Describe and defend the principles and theories of child development. (CSLO 2 & 4)

7. (Evaluation Level) Demonstrate and defend professional decisions based on the knowledge of early childhood theories and practices and the principles of the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct. (CSLO 2, 3 & 4)

8. (Evaluation Level) Interpret, critique, and apply ECE knowledge and skills into a variety of areas for curriculum development that encourage young children's growth and development. (CSLO 2 & 4)

9. (Evaluation Level) Interpret and apply various observation, documentation, and assessment methods to support the development of young children. (CSLO 2)

Standards for Program
NAEYC Standards for Professional Preparation
Standard One: Promoting Child Development and Learning
Standard Two: Building Family and Community Relationships
Standard Three: Observing, Documenting, and Assessing to Support Young Children and Families
Standard Four: Using Developmentally Effective Approaches to Connect with Children and Families
Standard Five: Using Content Knowledge to Build Meaningful Curriculum
Standard Six: Becoming a Professional