Degrees & Certificates
Early Childhood Development AA
Effective Fall 2020
The goals of the AA in Early Childhood Education degree are 1 - to prepare future teachers of children birth to five to provide developmentally appropriate care and education, through educationally sound, culturally engaging and family-centered practices; and 2 - to provide foundational child development and family engagement knowledge and experience to students who will pursue a Multi-Subject or Single Subject credential through a 4-year college or university. Th e Early Care and Education Program provides students with a fundamental understanding of the principles of child growth and development, as well as experience in the application of these principles.
Career opportunities include: Early childhood teacher Before and after school teacher.
|ECE 50 (Early Childhood Principles and Practices)||3|
|ECE 56 (Child Growth and Development)||3|
|ECE 62 (Child, Family and Community)||3|
|ECE 63 (Early Childhood Curriculum)||4|
|ECE 54 (Child Health, Safety and Nutrition)||3|
|ECE 60 (Introduction to the Young Child With Exceptional Needs)||3|
|ECE 69 (Child Study: Observation and Assessment)||3|
|ECE 79 (Teaching in a Diverse Society)||3|
|ECE 90 (Practicum-Supervised Experience)||4|
|ECE 95 (Work Experience)||1-3|
|ECE 96 (Work Experience Seminar)||1|
|Total Units in the Major||31-33|
|General Education Pattern||Total Units Required|
The Associate Degree is conferred upon those students who complete the required 60 or more semester units of the degree pattern with a grade-point average of 2.0 or better, of which 12 units must be earned at Las Positas College. In addition, students must complete a General Education pattern in order to earn a degree: see the Las Positas College General Education Pattern for Associate of Arts (AA) Degree, California State University General Education-Breadth, or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program, the optional course(s) taken, and the GE pattern selected. Elective units are degree applicable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.