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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education, A.A.S.

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Program Director: Carole Williamson · Phone: 410-386-8525 · Email: cwilliamson@carrollcc.edu

This degree program is intended for those who seek responsible positions in the field of early childhood education. A graduate can expect to find employment in a child care center or as an independent child care provider. Through student-centered instruction, advising, service-learning opportunities, and classroom field placements, graduates are well prepared to begin their early childhood career. Students leave the program with a wealth of experience and understanding of professionalism as well as the rewards and challenges of teaching in a diverse society.

Degree Requirements

Associate of Applied Science, Early Childhood Education, Degree
Recommended Course Sequence: 60 Credits


Program Goals

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the characteristics of each stage of child development and learning (birth-12 years), including theories and principles, and factors contributing to variations in development.
  2. Develop ideas for supporting and empowering diverse families and communities through reciprocal relationships and involving families in children’s learning and care.
  3. Evaluate and apply observation, documentation, and responsible assessment skills to support young children and families.
  4. Utilize content knowledge, appropriate early learning standards, and other resources to design curriculum and lesson plans using developmentally appropriate practice and effective teaching methods to support young children
  5. Express cultural competence, inclusion, and professionalism, including ethical conduct, in an authentic early care and education setting.
  6. Manage the day to day administrative operation of an early care and education program.

Student Notices

* Students must be in good academic standing in order to participate in field experiences (EDUC 131  and ECE 270 ).

Diversity requirement: take ENGL 102 .

Disclosure Regarding Programs for Professional Licensure or Certification

Some programs at Carroll Community College (CCC) are designed to meet educational requirements for a specific professional licensure or certification that is required for employment in an occupation.

If you are an out-of-state student seeking professional licensure in a state other than Maryland and you are taking a course or program leading to professional licensure or certification, CCC currently does not guarantee that the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure or certification anywhere other than Maryland. We encourage all students, especially out-of-state students, to contact the appropriate state (or District of Columbia or U.S. territory) licensing board or agency where you intend to work to familiarize yourself with the state educational, licensing, and/or certification requirements.

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