Early Childhood Education (AAS-T)

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. 

Students preparing to transfer should make an early decision and contact the four-year school to which they will transfer. The Early Childhood Education coordinator can help in planning a schedule based on the four-year school's requirements. The department has made transfer agreements with several colleges to date.

Students must be able to pass a Criminal History screening to participate with the children in the ECE lab school. Participation in the ECE lab is a requirement for taking classes in ECE program. Students are also required to get a TB test or provide written proof that they have had one within the last year.

General Education Requirements 1
Communication Skills
ENGL&101ENGLISH COMPOSITION I5
ENGL&102ENGLISH COMPOSITION II5
Quantitative Skills
MATH&107MATH IN SOCIETY5
Humanities10
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (5 credits/units)
Social Sciences10
LIFESPAN PSYCHOLOGY (5 credits/units)
Natural Sciences
BIOL 164
BIOL 165
HUMAN BIOLOGY
and HUMAN BIOLOGY LAB
5
PHSC 101GENERAL PHYSICAL SCIENCE5
Major Area Requirements
ECE  100CHILD DEVELOPMENT: BIRTH TO SIX3
ECE  133REFLECTIVE PRACTICES IN EARLY LEARNING3
ECE  199COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE3
ECE  211LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN II3
ECE  212LEARNING EXP FOR YOUNG CHILDREN II LAB3
ECE  213LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN III3
ECE  214LEARNING EXP FOR YOUNG CHILDREN III LAB3
ECE  215EARLY CHILDHOOD SEMINAR2
ECED&105INTRO EARLY CHILD ED5
ECED&107HEALTH/NUTRITION/SAFETY5
ECED&120PRACTICUM-NURTURING REL2
EDUC&130GUIDING BEHAVIOR3
EDUC&150CHILD/FAMILY/COMMUNITY3
ECED&160CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT5
ECED&180LANG/LITERACY DEVELOP3
EDUC&203EXCEPTIONAL CHILD3
Total Credits/Units97

Program Outcomes

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:

  • 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.
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
  • Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (GE)
  • Apply a method of scientific inquiry, valid to the natural sciences, to evaluate claims about the natural world. (GE)
  • 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 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.