Early Childhood Education
Increasingly, American families find the need for safe, certified day care for children. Essential to the success of any day care operation is the availability of qualified professionals. The Quincy College program in Early Childhood Education is designed to assist students in meeting requirements of the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) and the needs of employers. Students receive a broad based exposure to Early Childhood Education.
Students who plan to complete a field placement must contact the faculty coordinator by May for a fall semester placement and by December for a spring semester placement.
All students enrolled in the program will be required to have a Criminal Offense Record Information (CORI) check completed as required by early childhood centers. Admission to the program does not guarantee a field replacement. An overall GPA of 2.0 or higher is required to be placed in a field experience. In addition, students must complete the following college level courses with a grade of “C” (73%) or higher: EDU 101, EDU 105, EDU 117, PSY 103, and EDU 222 and receive written permission from the faculty who coordinate the Early Childhood Program to be eligible for a field placement.
Associate of Science Degree
The Quincy College Associate degree program in Early Childhood Education is designed to assist students in meeting requirements of the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) and the needs of employers, as well as prepare students who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. Students receive a broad based exposure to Early Childhood Education
The Certificate program in Early Childhood Education is designed to assist students in meeting the requirements of the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) and the needs of employers. Students receive a broad-based exposure to Early Childhood Education and prepare students to be teacher, lead teacher, and director certified through EEC.
What can you do with an associate degree or certificate in Early Childhood Education?
- Infant/Toddler Teacher
- Preschool Teacher
- Teacher Assistant
- Childcare Worker
There is a demand for accredited and competent individuals with both academic training and applicable experience.
Professional licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state. This program of study may lead to professional licensure or certification in states outside of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Licensure and certification in one state do not guarantee automatic licensure in another state. Students who are interested in enrolling into this program of study, and reside outside of Massachusetts, should check their state educational requirements for licensure or certification. For more information, please visit our SARA Professional Licensure Disclosure page
Early Childhood Education Courses
- EDU 101
Introduction of Early Childhood Education
- EDU 105
Curriculum for Preschool Children
- EDU 107
Health and Nutrition for Preschoolers
- EDU 117
Positive Guidance for Young Child
- EDU 210
- EDU 222
Children with Special Needs
- EDU 320
Early Childhood Education Field Experience
- PSY 103
- EDU 115
- SOC 101
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