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Associate in Early Childhood Education

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all earlu childhood education program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Show an understanding of and commitment to the values of early childhood education professionals
  2. Demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning for themselves and those whom they serve
  3. Exemplify competence as skilled providers in the field of early childhood education
  4. Utilize critical thinking skills to assess children's needs, possible interventions, and community resources in a comprehensive fashion while taking into consideration individual, family, and/or community values, practices, and beliefs
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of curriculum planning and evaluation necessary to be effective with young children
  6. Utilize the process of observation and assessment techniques and strategies as applied to teacher and classroom practices
  7. Serve as a positive role model within early childhood education settings and the community
  8. Utilize a process of self-evaluation that fosters personal and professional growth and contributes to life-long learning
  9. Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills that represent competence and professionalism in the field of early childhood education
  10. Apply knowledge of computer applications including basic word processing, spreadsheets, internet and e-mail, and other software related to the field
  11. Perform mathematics related to the field of study including applied business mathematics, budgeting, and other related skills

Additionally, graduates of the Associate in Science will complete the comprehensive learning outcomes of the General Education core requirements.