Early Childhood Education (ECED)
Make a difference in your community and have a profound effect on future generations. Students with an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education become preschool teachers, assistant teachers, and/or go on to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Those already working in preschools and infant/toddler centers can take courses that may make them eligible for pay raises.
DEGREES THAT CAN BE EARNED
Certificate of Competence (CO)
Certificate of Achievement (CA)
Associate in Science (AS)
*Program length depends on student placement and credit load.
Contact the program coordinator, Elaine Yamashita, at 984-3208 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for a careful selection of courses.
Early Childhood Education Associate Degree
Join us and practice:
· Community Connections
· Hands-on Experiences
· Lifelong learning
Upon successful completion of the ECED Program, the student should be able to:
- Use knowledge of child development and of individual children to create healthy, challenging learning environments and experiences
- Build respectful partnerships with children, families, and their communities.
- Observe, document and assess children’s development and learning in partnership with families.
- Build positive relationships and guide children through supportive interactions.
- Plan, implement, and assess learning experiences using appropriate content, concepts, and methods.
- Base decisions and actions on ethical and other professional standards.
- Advocate for children and their families within the program.
NAEYC Standards for Professional Preparation
Standard One: Promoting Child Development and Learning
Standard Two: Building Family and Community Relationships
Standard Three: Observing, Documenting, and Assessing to Support Young Children and Families
Standard Four: Using Developmentally Effective Approaches to Connect with Children and Families
Standard Five: Using Content Knowledge to Build Meaningful Curriculum
Standard Six: Becoming a Professional
Education 105(3), 110(3), 131(3)
2.0 GPA required in courses taken for CO.
CO fulfills only the education part of CDA – see program coordinator.
Early Childhood Education: 22 credits
ECED 105(3), 110(3), 131(3), 190 or 191v(4),b291v(3)b,d
ECED/Family Resources 140(3)
ECED 245/Family Resources 235(3)
3.2 GPA required in CO courses & grade C or better in each.
Early Childhood Option: 12 credits from this list
For those with bachelor degrees in any field other than ECED or ElemEd
ECED 105(3), 110(3), 115(3), 131(3), ECED 140/FAMR 140(3),
ECED 245/FAMR 235(3), 190(4), 191v(1-4), 291v(1-4), 263(3), 264(3)
or 275(3) 2.0 GPA required in CO courses & grade C or better in each.
ECED 245/FAMR 235(3), 190 or 191v(4)b,263(3), 264(3), 291v(4)b,d
Mathematics 103 (required for UHWO), 111, or 115, or PHIL 110(3)c