The Early Childhood Studies program of study prepares students to become lead teachers and child specialists in preschools, family child care homes, and Head Start programs. Students are involved in planning, leading and evaluating learning experiences through observation, discussion and active participation. Students culminate their educational experience with a field experience and practicum in a variety of early childhood settings. Students must maintain First Aid/CPR certification throughout the program. Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.
Students must complete the curriculum described below: