Care and Development of Young Children

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Mission

The mission of the Associate of Applied Science Degree in the Care and Development of Young Children is to improve the quality of the early childhood learning environments in our region through exploratory, experiential and student-centered course offerings.

Some goals for this program are:

To have an understanding of the Early Childhood Profession.
To gain knowledge of growth and development of young children.
To know developmentally appropriate practice in Early Childhood Education.
To effectively work with young children.

Program Description

The Associate of Applied Science in Care and Development of Young Children is designed as a degree program to meet the needs of those pursuing a career in early childhood development and the new guidelines established by the United States Department of Education as a part of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation. The program includes a 300 hour supervised work experience in an approved early childhood setting.

In this program, there are a variety exit points that you may choose to take. They are:

 Associate of Applied Science in Care and Development of Young Children
 Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) Care and Development of Young Children
 Technical Competency Area (TCA) Care and Development of Young Children
 Technical Competency Area (TCA) Childcare Administration


Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:
Promote child development and learning.
Build family and community relationships.
Observe, document, and assess to support young children and families.
Use effective approaches in the teaching and learning process.
Become a professional.

Degree Requirements

Course

Course Title

Lec Hrs

Lab Hrs

Tot Cr Hrs

Clock Hrs

ENGL101

ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

0

3

45

MATH110

COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3

0

3

45

CDYC101

FOUNDATIONS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

3

0

3

45

CDYC103

THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

3

0

3

45

PSYC201

INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

3

0

3

45

ENGL102

ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

3

0

3

45

 

NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE

3

0

3

45

CDYC165

LANGUAGE & LITERACY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

3

0

3

45

CDYC211

CHILD GUIDANCE

3

0

3

45

SPCM120

INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING

3

0

3

45

PSYC226

DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

3

0

3

45

CDYC240

OBSERVATION & PARTICIPATION

3

0

3

45

CDYC273

DEVELOPMENTAL CURRICULUM & MATERIALS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

3

0

3

45

CINS101

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

3

0

3

45

 

CDYC ELECTIVE

3

0

3

45

 

FINE ARTS ELECTIVE

3

0

3

45

 

CDYC ELECTIVE

3

0

3

45

CDYC298

 

 

 

6

 

 

HUMANITIES ELECTIVE

3

0

3

45

 

AAS – Care and Development of Young Children

 

 

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Care & Development of Young Children Certificates

 

 

 

 

 

Childcare Administration

 

 

 

 

CDYC101

FOUNDATIONS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

3

0

3

45

CDYC280

ADMINISTRATION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS

3

0

3

45

BUSN190

SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

3

0

3

45

 

TCA – Childcare Administration

 

 

9

135

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certificate in Care and Development of Young Children

 

 

 

 

CDYC101

FOUNDATIONS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

3

0

3

45

CDYC103

THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

3

0

3

45

CDYC211

CHILD GUIDANCE

3

0

3

45

 

TCA – Care and Development of Young Children

 

 

9

135

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Care and Development of Young Children

 

 

 

 

ENGL101

ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

0

3

45

 

FINE ARTS ELECTIVE

3

0

3

45

CDYC101

FOUNDATIONS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

3

0

3

45

CDYC103

THELEARNING ENVIRONMENT

3

0

3

45

 

SELECTED ELECTIVE

3

0

3

45

PSYC201

INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

3

0

3

45

CDYC165

LANGUAGE AND LITERACY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

3

0

3

45

CDYC211

CHILD GUIDANCE

3

0

3

45

 

CDYC ELECTIVE

3

0

3

45

 

FINE ARTS OR HUMANITIES ELECTIVE

3

0

3

45

 

CTS – Care and Development of Young Children

 

 

30

450