Early Childhood Development AAS

The Early Childhood Development AAS program prepares students with skills to be qualified as lead teachers at Head Start, or instructional assistants in the public schools, or any other instructional or care-giving position in an early childhood organization. The program emphasizes the physical, mental, social, and emotional development of children ages 0-5. Early childhood educators/workers provide care and learning experiences for children in pre-school or day-care programs. The BAS degree offers continued education which prepares students for positions such as administrators, counselors, child development specialist, resource and referral specialist, etc.

Entry into Early Childhood Development courses requires that students work with children. Students enrolling are required to undergo a criminal background check before beginning the second semester or they 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:

  • Establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment
  • Advance physical and intellectual competence
  • Support social and emotional development and provide positive guidance for young children
  • Foster positive and productive relations with families
  • Ensure well-run, purposeful programs responsive to participant needs
  • Maintain professionalism

Completion of a Technical Skills Assessment is required.

General Education Core

Written Communication
Select one of the following:3.00
COLLEGE WRITING
RESEARCH WRITING
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
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
MATHEMATICS AS A LIBERAL ART
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS (or MATH-147A & MATH-147B)
CALCULUS I
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES
FOUNDATION OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II
MATH FOR BUSINESS ANALYSIS
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
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
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 - 300T (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
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
CURRENT SOCIAL PROBLEMS
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY 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-100SAFE AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT3.00
ECDPT-101THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD I1.00
ECDPT-102LEARNING ENVIRONMENT2.00
ECDPT-103PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT2.00
ECDPT-105FAMILIES2.00
ECDPT-106CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT2.00
ECDPT-107PROFESSIONALISM IN CHILDCARE3.00
ECDPT-109THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD II1.00
ECDPT-200COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT2.00
ECDPT-201COMMUNICATION2.00
ECDPT-203SELF-CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT2.00
ECDPT-204SOCIAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT2.00
ECDPT-205GUIDANCE AND DISCIPLINE2.00
ECDPT-206CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT2.00
ECDPT-194A/294AINTERNSHIP IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT I12.00
RE-217CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AND STORYTELLING3.00
or RE-303 EMERGENT LITERACY
Completion of a Technical Skills Assessment is required
Total Credits46.00

Summary

General Education15
Program Requirements46
Total61