AAS in Early Childhood Education
Wor-Wic Community College
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Is educating others your passion? Inspire the next generation as an educator or child care worker. We offer programs leading to a child care center career or the first two years of a bachelor's degree if you're interested in becoming an early childhood, elementary, secondary, or special education teacher.
This program prepares students to become child care center operators, program directors, or senior staff members in child care agencies or organizations. Together, EDU 102 and EDU 103 meet the 90 hours of approved training for senior staff members required by the Maryland State Department of Education's child care administration. Graduates of this program should be able to:
- Identify and apply the theories of early childhood growth and development to create developmentally-appropriate learning experiences and environments;
- Design, implement and assess early childhood education curriculum and programming, including accommodations for special needs children;
- Identify, establish and maintain health, safety and nutrition practices in an early childhood learning facility;
- Develop and sustain family and community relationships that support an early childhood educational environment; and
- Apply ethical and professional standards of the early childhood profession through critical reflection and informed practice.