The program will:
- Develop a range of individual skills that are required for the Early Childhood Care and Development professions.
A. Demonstrate a proficiency in the skills of: Key developmental issues in young children, creating healthy, supportive, respectful, and challenging environments for children, program planning, developmentally appropriate practice and application of concepts to home, school, and community, assessments/evaluations, documentation, ethical decision-making behavior, parent communication/partnership strategies, diversity, inclusion, critical thinking/problem-solving, effective communication-both written and verbal, conducting educational presentations, and networking.
- Gain knowledge and understanding of conceptual information used in Early Childhood Care and Development professions.
A. Demonstrate the ability to identify and understand the knowledge areas of: Historical perspectives in theory, application of theories related to children/education, childcare provider roles, documentation forms, learning as a process, conditions and characteristics that place children at risk for developing learning problems, effective prevention strategies, influences on human development, professional development, supervision, standards/Code of Ethics, mandated reporting.
- Develop additional academic skills required for professional development.
A. Demonstrate information literacy through the use of technology and research tools.
B. Prepare and present well-developed informational programs using technology.
- Promote awareness of a pluralistic society and an acceptance of a global view.
A. Demonstrate an awareness of human differences to include economic, social, familial, and environmental concerns.
- Prepare the student for employment and/or transfer to an associate’s degree.
A. Satisfactory completion of all degree requirements.
B. Student demonstrates a “fitness for the profession”.
C. Student meets transfer requirements.