2022-2023 Catalog 
    Oct 03, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog

Early Childhood Education, A.A.S.

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Program Code: EDU.AAS.ECE

This program prepares students to become child care center operators, program directors or senior staff members in child care agencies or organizations. Together, EDU 102  and EDU 103  meet the 90 hours of approved training for senior staff members required by the child care administration of the Maryland State Department of Education.

First Year

Second Year


* This course has a prerequisite.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  1. Identify and apply the theories of early childhood growth and development to create developmentally-appropriate learning experiences and environments;
  2. Design, implement and assess early childhood education curriculum and programming, including accommodations for special needs children;
  3. Identify, establish and maintain health, safety and nutrition practices in an early childhood learning facility;
  4. Develop and sustain family and community relationships that support an early childhood educational environment; and
  5. Apply ethical and professional standards of the early childhood profession through critical reflection and informed practice.

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