The Early Childhood Education degree program at Lake Tahoe Community College is designed to provide students with the knowledge and instruction that will promote their understanding of child development from birth through age eight.
Classes will prepare students to understand and successfully interact with children and to enter a variety of professions serving children and their families. Many of the instructors in this program currently manage their own schools, therefore providing practical information and experience as well as teaching an excellent theoretical basis. Experience in the field is required through coursework to provide a solid and thorough educational experience.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Evaluate the needs, the characteristics, and the multiple influences on the development of children birth to age eight as related to high-quality care and education of young children.
- Design, implement and evaluate environments and activities that support positive, developmental play and learning outcomes for all children.
- Apply effective guidance and interaction strategies that support all children's social learning, identity, and self-confidence.
- Develop strategies that promote partnerships between programs, teachers, families, and their communities.
- Demonstrate ethical standards and professional behaviors that deepen understanding, knowledge, and commitment to the early childhood profession.
About the School
At 6,229 feet above sea level, Lake Tahoe Community College, set in the heart of South Lake Tahoe, is located at the highest elevation of any college in Northern California.