This program will enable students to meet the entry level requirements for employment in an early childhood care and education setting. Students will gain basic knowledge of child development and acquire the fundamental skills necessary to effectively educate and care for young children. The program provides professional training through a combination of coursework and applied experiences working with children.

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Freshman Year – Fall Semester

Class Credit Hours
EDEC 1020 – Intro to Early Childhood Education 3
EDEC 1100 – Observation and Guidance of Young Children 2
EDEC 1105 – Observation and Guidance of Young Children Lab 1
Early Childhood Electives 3-4
Total Credit Hours: 9-10

Freshman Year – Spring Semester

Class Credit Hours
EDEC 1300 – Curriculum Planning and Development for Young Children (30)** 2
EDEC 1305 – Curriculum Planning and Development for Young Children – Lab 1
EDEC 1200 – Administration in Early Childhood Programs 3
HLED 1221 – Standard First Aid & Safety (Infant/Child CPR) 2
EDUC 2800 – Capstone: Education* 1
Total Credit Hours: 9

*For Child Development it will include portfolio creation.

**Three courses provide 90 hours of classroom experience as partial fulfillment to meet the CDA. (Child Development Associate credential is recognized nationwide for entry-level employment into the childcare profession.)