Degrees & Certificates
Early Childhood Development AA
Effective Fall 2019
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|
|Additional General Education and Elective Units||27-29|
See the Las Positas College General Education Pattern for Associate of Arts Degree for listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. Th e number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program and the optional course(s) taken. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.