Early Childhood Education

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Early Childhood Education, like all education, demands well-prepared teachers. A growing body of research supports the value of high-quality early childhood programs for children’s later success in school and in life, the most important determinant of which is the teacher.

Pikes Peak Community College and the Early Childhood Education program faculty are committed to providing the optimal course of study that meets the career goals of each student. The Early Childhood Education program is the foundation for a challenging and rewarding career in early childhood care and education as well as other related fields.

Upon completion of the Early Childhood Education program, students will be able to meet the educational qualifications for group leader and director as defined by the Colorado Department of Human Services.

All students should schedule an appointment with an Early Childhood Education program advisor prior to enrolling in a class. Please call 719-502-3300 to schedule an appointment.

General Education Courses

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

or

 

 

CSC 105

Computer Literacy

(3)

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

MAT 112

Financial Mathematics

3

PSY 101

General Psychology I: SS3

3

or

 

 

PSY 112

Psychology of Adjustment

(3)

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology I: SS3

3

or

 

 

SOC 205

Sociology of Family Dynamics: SS3

(3)

 

 

15

Courses required for all emphasis areas

ECE 101

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

ECE 102

Introduction to Early Childhood Lab Techniques

3

ECE 103

Guidance Strategies for Children

3

ECE 111

Infant & Toddler Theory & Practice

3

ECE 112

Introduction to Infant/Toddler Lab Techniques

3

ECE 113

Infant/Toddler Lab Techniques II

3

ECE 191

School Age Theory & Practice

3

ECE 192

School Age Lab Techniques

3

ECE 205

Nutrition, Health & Safety

3

ECE 220

Curriculum Development: Methods & Techniques

3

ECE 226

Creativity & the Young Child

3

ECE 238

Child Growth & Development

3

ECE 240

Administration of Early Childhood Care & Education Programs

3

ECE 241

Admin: Human Relations for Early Childhood Professions

3

ECE 260

Exceptional Child

3

ECE 261

Exceptional Child Lab Techniques

3

ECE 289

Capstone: Early Childhood Education

5

 

 

53

Total Credit Hours

68

Certificates

Gainful Employment Disclosure located at www.ppcc.edu/ge.

Director

ECE 101

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

ECE 102

Introduction to Early Childhood Lab Techniques

3

ECE 103

Guidance Strategies for Children

3

ECE 111

Infant & Toddler Theory & Practice

3

ECE 205

Nutrition, Health & Safety

3

ECE 220

Curriculum Development: Methods & Techniques

3

ECE 238

Child Growth & Development

3

ECE 240

Administration of Early Childhood Care & Education Programs

3

ECE 241

Admin: Human Relations for Early Childhood Professions

3

ECE 260

Exceptional Child

3

Total Credit Hours

30

Preschool

ECE 101

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

ECE 102

Introduction to Early Childhood Lab Techniques

3

ECE 103

Guidance Strategies for Children

3

ECE 220

Curriculum Development: Methods & Techniques

3

ECE 238

Child Growth & Development

3

Total Credit Hours

15

Infant Toddler

ECE 111

Infant & Toddler Theory & Practice

3

ECE 112

Introduction to Infant/Toddler Lab Techniques

3

ECE 238

Child Growth & Development

3

Total Credit Hours

9