PROGRAMS OF STUDY


     
         
     

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
Associate in Applied Science Degree AL, MA

Purpose: The curriculum is designed for persons who seek full-time employment involving the care and direction of young children, or for those persons presently employed in these situations who wish to update and enhance their competencies. Occupational objectives include assistants, managers, and/or directors in day care and child development facilities.

First Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   CHD

118

Language Arts for Young Children

3

 

   CHD

121

Childhood Educational Dev. I

3

 

   EDU

100

Introduction to Education

1

 

   EDU

155

Parent Education

3

 

   ENG

111

College Composition I

3

 

   PSY

231

Life Span Human Dev. I

3

 

   STD

 

Elective

1

 

 

   CHD

109

Movement and Music

 

 

 

   

 

Education for Children

 

3

 

   CHD

122

Childhood Educational Dev. II

 

3

 

   CHD

125

Creative Activities for Children

 

3

 

   CHD

126

Math and Science for Children

 

3

 

   ENG

112

College Composition II

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

17

15

Second Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   CHD

166

Infant and Toddler Programs

3

 

   CHD

205

Guiding the Behavior of Children

3

 

   CHD

210

Intro. to Exceptional Children

3

 

   CHD

215

Models of Early Childhood Education Programs

3

 

   HLT

110

Concepts/Pers. & Comm. Health

3

 

HIS

 

Elective

3

 

 

   CHD

298

Seminar and Project

 

3

 

   EDU

160

Tech./Observation in Early Ed.

 

3

 

   EDU

235

Health, Safety & Nutrition Ed.

 

3

 

   MTH

151

Math for the Liberal Arts I

 

3

 

PED

116

Lifetime Fitness & Wellness

 

1

 

PED

/RPK

 

 

1

 

   SPD

110

Intro. to Speech Communication

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

18

17

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Development = 67.

To graduate from a degree program, students entering NVCC Fall 1999 or later must demonstrate computer competency skills as described in the Degree Requirements section of the Instructional Programs of this catalog.

1 Select from HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 255, or 256.

2 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK 205, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.


       
 
       

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