Early Childhood Care and Education Diploma – ECC2

Program Description:

The Early Childhood Care and Education Diploma program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in the field of early childhood education. The program emphasizes a combination of early childhood care and education theory and practical application as well as limited general core competencies necessary for successful employment. Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including child care centers and Head Start.

Entrance date:

Core courses: Each semester

Occupationally specific courses: Each semester

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

ACCUPLACER – Sentence Skills 60 COMPASS – Writing 32
Reading Comp. 55 Reading 70
Arithmetic 34 Math 26

High school diploma or equivalent required for graduation.

Applicant must provide documentation of a satisfactory Fingerprint check, physical examination, documentation of negative tuberculosis skin test or chest X-ray and liability insurance, prior to Practicum and Internship .

Credits required for graduation: 53

Early Childhood Care and Education Diploma Curriculum Essential Courses

Basic Skills Courses 8 credits

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics

3

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I

3

Select one of Social/Behav. Sci. courses for a min. of 2 cr.:

EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development

2

PSYC 1010Basic Psychology

3

Occupational Courses 37 credits

ECCE 1101Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education

3

ECCE 1103Child Growth and Development

3

ECCE 1105Health, Safety and Nutrition

3

ECCE 1112Curriculum and Assessment

3

ECCE 1113Creative Activities for Children

3

ECCE 1121Early Childhood Care and Education Practicum

3

ECCE 2115Language and Literacy

3

ECCE 2116Math and Science

3

ECCE 2202Social Issues and Family Involvement

3

ECCE 2203Guidance and Classroom Management

3

COLL 1020Albany Success Course

3

ECCE 2245Early Childhood Care and Education Internship I

6

ECCE 2246Early Childhood Care and Education Internship II

6