Early Care and Education, Associate in Applied Science
Florissant Valley, Forest Park and Meramec
The Early Care and Education program offers students a variety of degree options ard pathways of study. Students will investigate leading theories of child development and methodologies for curriculum planning and assessment. Through class lectures, observation studies, field work with mentor teachers, service learning, and opporturities for discussion with award winning faculty, students will engage with the best practices designed for the study of early education.
The associate in applied science degree is a two-year program of study with a concentration of coursework in early education, child development, and family studies. Students who complete the AAS degree can find employment as teachers or directors in early childhood settings, including preschool programs, teacher assistants in elementary schools or as parent educators working within the community.
Students must earn at least a “C” in certain courses to be eligible for the associate degree. See an academic advisor or the program coordinator for details.
The Early Care and Education program is aligned wth education standards for Associate Degree programs set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The profession offers opportunities for teaching and working in a wide range of programs and agencies that serve young children and their families. St. Louis Community College prepares students to work with young children from infancy through age eight in a variety of settings such as preschool, day care, Head Start programs, youth development, as teacher assistants in elementary school settings, or for management positions such as program director, or as child and family advocates for community agencies.
Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting stlcc.edu/enroll.
Program of Study
|Career General Education|
|ENG 101||College Composition I||3|
|MTH 108||Elementary Applied Mathematics (or higher)||3|
|XXX xxx||Missouri State Requirement||3|
|XXX xxx||Social Science Elective||3|
|XXX xxx||Science Elective||3|
|XXX xxx||Humanities or Communications Elective||3|
|Physical Education Activity||2|
|ECE 101||Introduction to Early Care and Education||3|
|ECE 102||Creative Experiences in Early Care and Education||3|
|ECE 103||Language and Literacy in Early Care and Education||3|
|ECE 104||Principles of Early Care and Education||3|
|ECE 105||Child Development Laboratory||3|
|ECE 124||Child Nutrition, Health and Safety||3|
|ECE 125||Child Growth and Development I||3|
|ECE 127||Family and Teacher Interactions||3|
|ECE 200||Guiding Young Children||3|
|ECE 201||Math and Science in Early Care and Education||3|
|ECE 202||Movement and Music in Early Care and Education||3|
|ECE 203||Early Care and Education Practicum I||3|
|ECE 205||Child and Society||3|
|ECE 206||Early Care and Education Practicum II||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Early Care and Special Education|
|Infant, Toddler and Two-Year-Old Children|
|Management of Early Care and Education Settings|
|Activities for Special Individuals|
|Before and After School Care|
|Total Credit Hours||65|