Early Childhood Development AAS

The Early Childhood Development AAS program prepares students with necessary skills to be qualified for a variety of early childhood positions. The program emphasizes cognitive development, fine/gross motor physical development, social and emotional development, language and literacy development, and self-help skills of children birth through age eight. The AAS degree offers basic early childhood education which prepares students for careers in the following areas:

  • Early childhood assistant teacher
  • Lead teacher position in private childcare facilities
  • State quality systems consultant
  • Parent educator
  • Home-based education service provider
  • Resource and referral specialist
  • Special education teaching aide

Entry into Early Childhood Development courses requires that students work with children. Students enrolling are required to complete a criminal background check before beginning the second semester or will not be allowed to register. Instructions on how to initiate the background check procedure will be provided by the program advisor. Upon completion of the Early Childhood Development program, students will be able to:

o    Establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment

o    Advance physical, intellectual, and linguistic competence

o    Support social and emotional development and provide positive guidance for young children

o    Foster positive and productive relations with families and the community

o    Ensure well-run, purposeful programs responsive to participant needs

o    Maintain professionalism and ethical conduct

Completion of a Technical Skills Assessment is required.

General Education Core

Written Communication
Select one of the following:3.00
COLLEGE WRITING
Oral Communication
Select one of the following:3.00
PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00-5.00
MATH FOR BUSINESS ANALYSIS
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
STATISTICAL REASONING
MATHEMATICS AS A LIBERAL ART
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS (or MATH-147A & MATH-147B)
STATISTICAL REASONING
CALCULUS I
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES
FOUNDATION OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
PSYC-101INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY3.00
or PSYC-205 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Select one of the following:3.00
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
Or one of the following:
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
SURVEY OF ART
INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS
SCIENCE FOR LIFE
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
THE CHEMISTRY OF DAILY LIFE
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
ID 300A - 300V (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
CURRENT SOCIAL PROBLEMS
BEGINNING SPANISH I
BEGINNING SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Total Credits15.00-17.00

Program Requirements

CITPT-110BUSINESS COMPUTER SKILLS3.00
ECDPT-100HEALTH, SAFETY AND NUTRITION3.00
ECDPT-102LEARNING ENVIRONMENT2.00
ECDPT-104INTRODUCTION TO EARLY EDUCATION3.00
ECDPT-110OBSERVATION AND ASSESSMENT2.00
ECDPT-111INFANT TODDLER DEVELOPMENT3.00
ECDPT-200COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT2.00
ECDPT-205GUIDANCE AND DISCIPLINE2.00
ECDPT-207CHILD FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES3.00
ECDPT-208CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT3.00
ECDPT-209PROFESSIONALISM3.00
ECDPT-210LANGUAGE AND LITERACY3.00
ECDPT-211EXCEPTIONAL CHILD3.00
ECDPT-194AINTERNSHIP IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT I3.00
ECDPT-294AINTERNSHIP IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT I3.00
ECDPT-294BINTERNSHIP IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT II3.00
RE-217CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AND STORYTELLING3.00
or RE-303 EMERGENT LITERACY
Completion of a Technical Skills Assessment is required
Total Credits47.00

Summary

General Education15
Program Requirements47
Total62