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Early Childhood Education, A.S. Degree

Program Information

A.S. Degree - Code 2044 - Catalog 2017/2018

Catherine Twyman, Assistant Chair, 386-506-3113, Catherine.Twyman@daytonastate.edu

Maggie Muszka, Administrative Assistant, 386-506-3080, Magdolna.Muszka@daytonastate.edu

Melissa Brown, Academic Advisor, 386-506-3052, Melissa.Brown@daytonastate.edu

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

The purpose of this program is to provide students with supplementary training focusing on early childhood development and education.

Description:

The program prepares students to work as child development center teachers, child development center curriculum coordinators, infant-toddler teachers, preschool teachers, child development center managers, or to provide supplementary training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations. The program includes a core of courses which must be completed by all students. A pre-admission consultation with the assistant chair is strongly recommended.

Select courses in this program meet the educational requirements for the CDA credential and the Director's Credential. Contact the assistant chair for further information.

Note: In addition to the required courses, students will be required to have a current approved certificate in first aid and infant child and adult CPR. This certificate must be earned in the semester prior to graduation.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Successfully plan and implement lessons with targeted population of children, using developmentally appropriate curriculum techniques and materials.
  2. Utilize appropriate guidance techniques when dealing with targeted population of children.
  3. Design units of study, integrating all areas of the curriculum with a developmentally appropriate focus.
  4. Demonstrate the responsibilities of an intern in relation to the overall program, to the child care center, to the center student, and to self.

Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

Approximate Additional Costs

Lab Fees: $8

FDLE Background Screening: $24

Additional Admission Requirements

  • Upon entering the program, students should earn a Basic Cardiac Life Support for Health Care Provider and AED through American Heart Association or American Red Cross.
  • Applicants that graduated from a Florida public high school after the year 2003 and earned a Standard High School diploma are not required to take the placement test. Those applicants that have successfully completed college level English and/or Math may be exempt from placement testing. All other applicants are required to take the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) and be at the 10th grade level for reading, language and arithmetic.
  • Program specific courses and general education courses must be completed with a grade 'C' or better.
  • Students will be held accountable for the policies and procedures as outlined in the College Student handbook.
  • Students interested in pursuing Child Development Associate (CDA) credential are strongly encouraged to contact the Program Manager.
  • Students may be eligible for the TEACH scholarship to help defray costs. Please refer to http://teach-fl.org/ for more information.

General Education Courses

General Education Core - 18 Credits

Communications Core (6 credits)

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

SPC2608Oral Communications/Research/Presentation Skills

3

Mathematics Core (3 credits)

MGF2106Survey in Mathematics

3

OR

MAC1105College Algebra

3

Humanities Core (3 credits)

Choose One Course

ARH1000Art Appreciation

3

HUM2020Introduction to Humanities

3

LIT2000Literature and Culture

3

MUL1010Music Appreciation

3

PHI2010Introduction of Philosophy

3

THE1000Theatre Appreciation

3

Social Sciences Core (6 credits)

SYG2000Introduction to Sociology

3

 

DEP2004Developmental Psychology

3

OR

PSY1012General Psychology

3

Note: Prior to enrollment in college-level English or math courses, some students may be advised to complete college preparatory/developmental course work. See an Academic Advisor to determine developmental course requirements.

Program Specific Courses

CHD1220Child Growth and Development

3

CHD1430Observation, Recording and Assessment

3

CHD1820Introduction to Early Childhood Education II

3

CHD2320Curriculum Planning for Early Childhood

3

CHD2333Creative Activities for the Young Child

3

CHD2334Language Arts for the Young Child

3

CHD2335Music and Motor Activities for the Young Child

3

CHD2338Math and Science for the Young Child

3

CHD2440Child Development Practicum

6

EEC2401Home, School and Community

3

EEX1600Classroom Management (Early Childhood)

3

EEX2080Teaching the Exceptional Learner

3

HSC1421Health, Safety and Nutrition for the Young Child

3

CHD1220 meets the graduation requirements for the basic use of computers for this program.

Specializations

Florida Director's Credential

CHD2801Child Development Management

3

1st Time Renewal - Take the following class:

EEC2523Leadership and Management of Child Care Programs

3

2nd Time Renewal - Take the following class:

EEC2527Child Care Center Financial and Legal Issues

3

Sample Program of Study

Year 1

1st Semester

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

Social Sciences Core

3

CHD1220Child Growth and Development

3

CHD2338Math and Science for the Young Child

3

EEC2401Home, School and Community

3

2nd Semester

MGF2106Survey in Mathematics

3

OR

MAC1105College Algebra

3

 

Social Sciences Core

3

CHD2334Language Arts for the Young Child

3

CHD2335Music and Motor Activities for the Young Child

3

3rd Semester

CHD1430Observation, Recording and Assessment

3

EEX1600Classroom Management (Early Childhood)

3

Year 2

1st Semester

SPC2608Oral Communications/Research/Presentation Skills

3

Humanities Core

3

CHD2333Creative Activities for the Young Child

3

2nd Semester

CHD1820Introduction to Early Childhood Education II

3

CHD2320Curriculum Planning for Early Childhood

3

EEX2080Teaching the Exceptional Learner

3

3rd Semester

CHD2440Child Development Practicum

6

HSC1421Health, Safety and Nutrition for the Young Child

3

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 60