EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION (ECC2)

The Early Childhood Care and Education diploma 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 limited general core competencies necessary for successful employment. Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including child care centers and Head Start.

Diploma Program
Program Length 53 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 Diploma Curriculum
   

Credit Hours

General Education Core Courses
8
Area I - Language Arts/Communication  
  Choose one (1) of the following English courses:
ENGL 1010

ENGL 1101
Fundamentals of English I
OR
Composition and Rhetoric
3

(3)
     
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics
  Choose one (1) of the following Mathematics courses:
MATH 1012

MATH 1100

MATH 1101

MATH 1111
Foundations of Mathematics
OR
Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
OR
Mathematical Modeling
OR
College Algebra
3

(3)

(3)

(3)
     
  Choose one (1) of the following two courses:
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development
2
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology
(3)
     
Occupational Courses
45
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 2202 Social Issues and Family Involvement
3
ECCE 2203 Guidance and Classroom Management
3
ECCE 2240 Early Childhood Care and Education Internship
12
 
Total Hours
53