Brief Program Description/Goals
This program is designed for people interested in working with young children. There are two different focuses for this program: Infants and Toddlers and Preschool age children. Both programs prepare students through class assignments and field experience (practicum), both on campus and in the community.
- ED A.S. Preschool Option: Completion of ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100
- ED A.S. Infant/Toddler Option: Completion of ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100
What Is Unique About The Program
Students can earn certificates as they progress through the program leading to an Associates Degree.
Childcare facilities are available on campus which students participate in to gain experience and exposure in working with young children.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the ED program, students will be able to:
- Plan, implement and evaluate curriculum and learning environments for individual and groups of children based on knowledge of child development and its multiple influences to ensure that they promote health, safety, positive development, and learning for all children.
- Assess children's progress using formal and informal observation and assessment tools and methods.
- Communicate effectively and appropriately with children and adults from all backgrounds to build respectful, reciprocal relationships; use appropriate guidance practices with children.
- Participate actively in planning and decision-making concerning the educational, physical, fiscal and human resources in classrooms and programs for children.
- Base decisions and actions on ethical and other professional standards.
- Demonstrate collaboration, critical thinking and reflection.
- Advocate for children and their families in the classroom and the program
Degrees That Can Be Earned
- Certificate of Competence (CC)
- Certificate of Completion (CC)
- Certificate of Achievement (CA)
- Associate in Applied Science (AS)
Itemized Estimate of Educational Costs
- Tuition based on total credits taken.
- Books/supplies approximately $1,500.
Gainful Employment Information
|Degree:||Certificate of Achievement|
|Normal Time to Completion:||2 semesters|
|On-Time Graduation Rate:||n/a (no CAs conferred)|
|Avg. Tuition & Fees:||32 credits x $97 = $3,104|
|Avg. Cost for Books/Supplies:||$500/semester|
|Job Placement Rate *:||n/a|
|Median Loan Debt|
|- Title IV Loans:||n/a|
|- Private Loans:||n/a|
|- Institutional Debt:||n/a|
* - Job Placement info currently available only for 2010-2011 completers
Faculty & Staff
- Ann Abeshima, Lecturer, (PACE), Email, 845-9259
- Steve Bobilin, Early Childhood Specialist, Email, 455-0488
- Dolores Brockman, Lecturer, Email, 845-9259
- (Spring) Laura-Ellyn Buche-Ong, Early Childhood Specialist, Email, 845-9461
- Linda Buck, Professor, (Coordinator), Email, 845-9289
- Gaynel Buxton, Professor , Email, 845-9146
- Susanne Carvalho, Early Childhood Specialist, Email, 845-9461
- Beverly Chang, Office Assistant, Email, 845-9466
- Frances Dote, Lecturer
- Imelda (Amy) Garma, Early Childhood Specialist, Email, 845-9461
- Pat Gooch, Professor, Email, 845-9265
- Janine Konia, Early Childhood Specialist, Email, 845-9461
- Eva Moravcik, Professor, Email, 845-9153
- Miles Nakanishi, Professor, Email, 845-9206
- Sherry Nolte, Professor , Email, 845-9294
- Lisa Pagaduan, Early Childhood Specialist, Email, 734-9397
- Jacqueline Rabang, Early Childhood Specialist, Email, 455-0488
- Ena Reelitz, Early Childhood Specialist, Email, 734-9397
- Iris Jean Saito, Professor, Email, 845-9259
- Dayna Yee, Early Childhood Specialist, Email, 734-9396
- Lisa Yogi, Professor, Liaison, Email, 845-9288
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