The Early Childhood Education–A55220bk curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.
Course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with families and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children.
- ACA 122 – College Transfer Success
This course provides information and strategies necessary to develop clear academic and professional goals beyond the community college experience.
- EDU 144– Child Development I
This course includes the theories of child development, observation and assessment, milestones, and factors that influence development, from conception through approximately 36 months.
- EDU 153 – Health, Safety, and Nutrition
This course covers promotions and maintaining the health and well-being of every child. Topics include health and nutritional guidelines, common childhood illnesses, maintaining safe and healthy learning environments, health benefits of active play, recognition and reporting of abuse/neglect, and state regulations.
- MAT 143 – Quantitative Literacy
This course is designed to engage students in complex and realistic situations involving the mathematical phenomena of quantity, change and relationship, and uncertainty through the project and activity-based assessment.
- EDU 131 – Child, Family, and Community
This course covers the development of partnerships between culturally, linguistically and ability diverse families, children, schools and communities through the use of evidence-based strategies.
- SOC 210 – Introduction to Sociology
This course introduces the scientific study of human society, culture, and social interactions. Topics include socialization, research methods, diversity and inequality, cooperation and conflict, social change, social institutions, and organizations.
- BIO 111 – General Biology I
This course introduces the principles and concepts of biology. Emphasis is placed on basic biological chemistry, molecular and cellular biology, metabolism and energy transformation, genetics, evolution, and other related topics.
- EDU 250 – Teacher Licensure Preparation
This course provides information and strategies necessary for transfer to a teacher licensure program at a senior institution.
- AST 111 – Descriptive Astronomy
This course introduces an overall view of modern astronomy. Topics include an overview of the solar system, the sun, stars, galaxies, and the larger universe.
- PSY 150 – General Psychology
This course provides an overview of the scientific study of human behavior. Topics include history, methodology, biopsychology, sensation, perception, learning, motivation, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality theory, social psychology, and other relevant topics.
Paying for College
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Who to Contact
For more information:
Early Childhood Associate Program Chair/Instructor
Southeast Bldg. (Bldg 10), Room 107
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 405
Fax: (252) 233-6879
For more information:
Tutorial Lab Manager
Science/LAP (Building 027), Room 121
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 972
Fax: (252) 233-6867