Early Childhood Education Technology from Clark State Community College is a Campus Associate Early Childhood Education degree that prepares you for a Education career. Early Childhood Education - Pre-Kindergarten Licensure The Early Childhood Education (ECE) program prepares individuals for employment in licensed child care centers, nursery schools, hospitals, group homes, children's homes and other programs concerned with the well-being, development, and education of the infant, toddler, preschool child and the school-aged child enrolled in a child program. Graduates of the Early Childhood Education degree work with children, helping them develop into the whole, productive persons they are meant to be. The program schedule that follows is designed for full-time students who have completed all prerequisites and who have no college preparatory recommendations. Many individuals, especially part-time students and those taking college preparatory requirements, will require additional quarters of study. Students should consult their academic advisors for help in planning their schedules. Learning Outcomes Upon completion of an associate degree in Early Childhood Education , a graduate will be able to: Demonstrate knowledge of child development and learning. Demonstrate knowledge of effective family and community relations. Demonstrate ability to observe, document and assess young children and families. Demonstrate teaching and learning processes. Exhibit professional behaviors and attitude. Demonstrate proficiency in general education and supportive skills. Practice an appreciation and respect of diversity. Course Format Selected courses are presented in both traditional and on-line formats. All courses with labs will be conducted on campus regardless of the format. Contact your advisor for further information. Overview Students receive a total of 320 clock hours of supervised experiences in approved early childhood education settings during Practicum I and II. They are given the opportunity to observe and to complete student teaching with young children in the learning environment. Students have the unique opportunity to spend their practicums in the NAEYC-accredited Early Childhood Education Center adjacent to the Leffel Lane Campus, operated by Clark State and Springfield-Clark JVS. Seminars I and II give the students the chance to discuss their experiences and share ideas concerning curriculum planning and behavior management. Certification The Early Childhood Education program is approved by the State Board of Education as meeting all criteria for preparing individuals for pre-kindergarten associate certification. Students who choose to obtain Pre-K certification must meet all guidelines listed in the pre-kindergarten associate certification orientation packet, which is available in the ECE Office. View more details on Clark State Community College . Ask your questions and apply online for this program or find other related Early Childhood Education courses.