Early Childhood Education
Associate in Applied Science - Transfer Degree
The Early Childhood AAS-T degree provides both the necessary critical content to compete for immediate employability in early care and education and the general education coursework necessary for transfer to a bachelor's degree program. Some your-year institutions accept this AAS-T. Students are responsible for knowing the transfer and admission requirements of the receiving institution. Students should check with their advisor at Centralia College and a representative from the college they plan to attend. With four additional classes, this degree will transfer to any four-year institution.
Students who successfully complete this program should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of how children differ in their development and approaches to learning and to use this knowledge to provide opportunities that support the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of all young children from birth through age eight.
- Demonstrate the ability to use theory, research and foundations of education when planning and implementing Early Child Education programs.
- Plan and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum and teaching practices based on knowledge of individual children, the community and the curriculum goals and content.
- Use individual and group guidance and problem-solving techniques to develop positive and supportive relationships with children and develop personal self -control, self-motivation and positive self-esteem.
- Establish and maintain positive, collaborative relationships with families.
- Articulate a philosophy and rationale for decisions while continually assessing and evaluating the effects of their choices and actions on others.
- Serve as an advocate on behalf of young children and their families, programs for young children and the working environment for early childhood educators.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the early childhood profession and a commitment to professionalism.
- Demonstrate competence in managing human, fiscal, and spatial resources while meeting the health and safety needs of children and adults.
- Model global awareness and respect for the cultural diversity of children.
- Examine, discuss, evaluate and critique various issues and trends in Early Childhood Education.
- Identify and explain the major historic events and theoretical perspectives of Early Childhood Education.
Recommended Course Schedule
Fall Quarter, First Year
|ECED& 105||Intro Early Child Ed||5|
|ECED& 120||Practicum-Nurturing Rel||2|
|EDUC& 130||Guiding Behavior||3|
|ENGL& 101||English Composition I||5|
Winter Quarter, First Year
|EDUC& 115||Child Development||5|
|ENGL& 102||Composition II (C)||5|
|Science Distribution (S)||5|
Spring Quarter, First Year
|ECED 181||Language and Literacy||5|
|SOC& 101||Intro to Sociology||5|
|SPEE 110||Principles of Speech Communication (H)||5|
Fall Quarter, Second Year
|HR 110||Human Relations-Workplace||5|
|Quantitative Skill Distribution||5|
|Health & Fitness Distribution||3|
Winter Quarter, Second Year
|Humanities Distribution Requirement (H)||5|
Spring Quarter, Second Year
|ECED& 160||Curriculum Development||5|
|ECED 233||ECE Practicum II||5|
|PSYC& 100||General Psychology (SS)||5|