Early Childhood Education (AAS)
Academic Plans, known as programs, include a overview description and a summary of program requirements. You can search the online catalog via the the Academic Plan links on the right for a desired program or a specific course information.
|General Education Requirements|
|ENGL&101||ENGLISH COMPOSITION I||5|
|Health & Physical Education|
|Select one from the following:||5|
|APPLIED ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA (5 credits/units)|
|ENVS 109||INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE||5|
|Major Area Requirements|
|ECE 102||SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN||3|
|ECE 116||LITERATURE AND STORYTELLING FOR CHILDREN||2|
|ECE 133||REFLECTIVE PRACTICES IN EARLY LEARNING||3|
|ECE 135||PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES IN EARLY CARE & E||3|
& ECE 215
|COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE|
and EARLY CHILDHOOD SEMINAR 1
& ECE 212
|LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN II|
and LEARNING EXP FOR YOUNG CHILDREN II LAB 1
& ECE 214
|LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN III|
and LEARNING EXP FOR YOUNG CHILDREN III LAB 1
|INTRO EARLY CHILD ED|
and PRACTICUM-NURTURING REL 1
|Additional Major Area Requirements|
|or EDUC&136||SCHOOL AGE CARE|
Concurrent enrollment required.
The course of study in Early Childhood Education conforms to the following:
- Guidelines for preparation of early childhood professionals; Washington State Skill Standards; and
- Early childhood education professional competencies.
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
- Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (GE)
- Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
- Apply a method of scientific inquiry, valid to the natural sciences, to evaluate claims about the natural world. (GE)
- Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors. (GE)
- Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences. (GE)
- Interpret the human experience, within appropriate global and historical contexts, through evaluation, analysis, creation, or performance. (GE)
- Promoting Child Development and Learning: Students will apply developmental knowledge to create learning environments and meaningful activities.
- Building Family and Community Relationships: Students will recognize, support and partner with families and communities in learning environments and with meaningful activities.
- Observing, Documenting and Assessing to Support Young Children and Families: Students will apply the process of observation to diverse, and appropriate assessments of children.
- Teaching and Learning: Students will apply developmentally appropriate practices when implementing meaningful curriculum in the classroom.
- Becoming a Professional: Students will apply professional standards and frameworks in early learning classrooms.
- Power, Privilege and Inequity: Students will analyze and evaluate their awareness of equity pedagogy and create strategies for implementing cultural competence in their work with children and their families.