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Early Childhood Education (A.S.)
Asnuntuck’s Early Childhood Education program has been accredited since 2012 by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
The program is designed to prepare qualified early childhood education students with the skills and competencies necessary to work effectively with young children from birth through age eight. This curriculum prepares students for positions as both teachers and assistant teachers in a variety of settings. For those individuals already employed in the field of early childhood education, this program will strengthen and enhance their professional competencies. In addition, a liberal arts core along with specialized early childhood education courses prepares students to transfer to baccalaureate programs for further study in child development or early childhood education.
GPA 2.0 required
|_ECE* 101||Introduction to Early Childhood Education||3|
|ECE* 103||Creative Experiences/Children||3|
|+ECE* 210||Observation, Participation and Seminar||3|
|ECE* 176||Health, Safety and Nutrition||3|
|+ECE* 215||The Exceptional Learner||3|
|+ECE* 231||Early Language and Literacy Development||3|
|+ECE* 295||Student Teaching Practicum||6|
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
|+ENG* 102||Literature & Composition||3|
|ENG* 114||Children’s Literature||3|
|COM* 173||Public Speaking||3|
|THR* 110||Acting I|
Fine Arts Elective
|Elective higher than 100
(Students who plan to transfer mathematics credit should refer to the requirements of the receiving institution)
A Science elective
|Social and Behavioral Sciences:|
|General Psychology I||3|
|ECE* 182 or +PSY* 203||Child Development||3|
|SOC* 101||Principles of Sociology||3|
|SOC* 190||Self & Others: Dynamics of Diversity||3|
(for transfer students, HIS* recommended)
|ECE* Elective** or SOC* Elective|
+ Prerequisite required
Students seeking to transfer to a four year college most often continue on at Bay Path College, Elms, Westfield State University and University of Hartford, which have articulation agreements with Asnuntuck Community College. Eastern Connecticut State University is another potential transfer site as is Westfield State University.
Students earning an A.S. degree in Early Childhood Education are employed as assistant teachers in day cares, preschools and Head Start programs as well as paraprofessionals working in public schools.