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Early Childhood Education Program

Early Childhood Education Program

Graduates of this two-year Early Childhood Education Program will be trained to provide education and care for children in public child care settings to include the following: maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment; providing experiences to promote physical, intellectual, social/emotional, and language/literacy development; using positive guidance/discipline strategies; establishing positive and productive relationships with families; and operating a well-run program for children that adheres to legal requirements and a professional code of ethics.

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Students also receive hands-on training thru laboratory experience in our on-campus Preschool which is accredited by the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs. The Preschool is open to the public and offers full-time and part-time programs to toddlers, three year-olds, and four year-olds. Tuition assistance is available to qualifying families through the Child Care Resource and Referral Center. Our Preschool also offers Headstart Services and Pre-K For All. Students are also trained to provide important support services in elementary and secondary public schools as teacher assistants, school office assistants, school library assistants, and playground assistants.


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