EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION (EC13)

The Early Childhood Care and Education Associate of Applied Science Degree program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in the field of early childhood education. The program emphasizes a combination of early childhood care and education theory and practical application as well as general core competencies necessary for successful employment. Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including child care centers, Head Start, Georgia Pre-K programs, and elementary school paraprofessional positions. Graduates of this program will receive one of six areas of specialization.

Associate Degree
Program Length 72 Credit Hours
Education Requirements High School Diploma or GED required, Minimum Age: 16
Entrance Dates Every semester
Offered Macon, Milledgeville and Warner Robins Campuses

Early Childhood Care and Education Curriculum
   

Credit Hours

General Education Core Courses
18
Area I - Language Arts/Communication  
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
3
XXXX xxxx Language Arts/Communication Elective
3
     
Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences  
PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology
3
     
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics  
MATH 1100 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
3
  OR  
MATH 1101 Mathematical Modeling
(3)
  OR  
MATH 1111 College Algebra
(3)
     
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts  
XXXX xxxx Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
3
     
XXXX xxxx General Education Core Elective (Areas I - IV)
3
     
Occupational Courses
48
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers
3
ECCE 1101 Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education
3
ECCE 1103 Child Growth and Development
3
ECCE 1105 Health, Safety, and Nutrition
3
ECCE 1112 Curriculum and Assessment
3
ECCE 1113 Creative Activities for Children
3
ECCE 1121 Early Childhood Care and Education Practicum
3
ECCE 2115 Language and Literacy
3
 
ECCE 2116 Math and Science
3
ECCE 2201 Exceptionalities
3
ECCE 2202 Social Issues and Family Involvement
3
ECCE 2203 Guidance and Classroom Management
3
ECCE 2240 Early Childhood Care and Education Internship
12
     
  SELECT ONE SPECIALIZATION:  
Paraprofessional Specialization  
ECCE 2310 Paraprofessional Methods and Materials
3
ECCE 2312 Paraprofessional Roles and Practices
3
     
OR  
Program Administration  
ECCE 2320 Program Administration and Facility Management
3
ECCE 2322 Personnel Management
3
     
OR    
Infant/Toddler Development  
ECCE 2330
Infant/Toddler Development
3
ECCE 2332
Infant/Toddler Group Care and Curriculum
3
     
OR    
Exceptionalities  
ECCE 2360
Classroom Strategies for Exceptional Children
3
ECCE 2362
Exploring Your Role in the Exceptional Environment
3
     
 
Total Hours
72