Early Childhood Education
Prepares student to enter into responsible positions in
the field of early care and education. Employment in the field or transfer
to a four-year program.
The Early Childhood Education program prepares you for responsible positions
in the field of early care and education or for careers in other child-related
areas. As a graduate, you will be qualified for career opportunities in Early
Education and cares as a lead teacher and, depending upon experience, as an
assistant director or a director.
During the course of study, you will develop professional competencies and
knowledge of the philosophy of early childhood education through exposure to
theory and practice. Practical experience will be provided through weekly
off-campus field placements and at the Children’s School in the Quinsigamond’s
Child Study Center. You will gain a basic knowledge of the growth and
development of young children, and an understanding of their learning processes
in carefully planned environments.
A Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and Sexual Offenders Record
Information (SORI) check is required of all students enrolled in the program.
Students with a felony conviction may not be able to attend community facilities
for fieldwork assignments and so would be unable to complete the program.
Growth & Development of the Young Child
English Composition & Literature I
Introduction to Psychology
Orientation to Early Childhood Education
Family Issues & Dynamics
English Composition & Literature II
Social Science Elective
Curriculum for Young Children I
Theory of Early Childhood Education I
Supervised Student Participation I
Liberal Arts Elective
Curriculum for Young Children II
Theory of Early Childhood Education II
Supervised Student Participation II
Liberal Arts Electives