Early Childhood Education

What it's about

The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from infancy through middle childhood in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers. 

Jobs available

  • Childcare teacher
  • Exceptional Children Assistant
  • Family Childcare Provider
  • Childcare Assistant
  • Child Development Specialist
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Before and After School Counselor
  • Instructional Assistant
  • Preschool Assistant Teacher
  • Parent Educator
  • Early Childhood Administrator

Courses you'll take

Course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with parents and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children.

What you'll gain

Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and childcare programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school age programs.

Competencies: 

Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate should possess the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to:

  1. Justify child development and learning.
  2. Identify opportunities for family and community relationships. 
  3. Observe, document, and assess children to support early childhood learning.
  4. Analyze developmentally appropriate strategies and apply these to connect children and families.
  5. Apply content knowledge in constructing an effective early childhood curriculum.
  6. Show professional behavior in a variety of settings. 

Accreditation: 

The Early Childhood Education program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), 1313 L St. N.W. Suite 500, Washington DC 20005 202.232.8777 | 800.424.2460, www.naeyc.org

Admission Requirements: 

Applicants for admission to the Early Childhood Education program must submit to the Admissions Office a College application and complete the College’s assessment process. Special legal requirements exist which may limit the ability of an individual to obtain clinical experience and/or employment in this field. These requirements may include, but are not limited to, a medical exam, TB test and/or criminal record check. Prospective students should obtain information from a College counselor or program faculty member prior to seeking admission.

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Question about this program?
Our Counselors are here to help! 

Kathryn Schenk
Davidson Campus - Last names A-G
kfschenk@davidsonccc.edu
336.249.8186 ext. 6419

Jenny Biesecker
Davidson Campus - Last names H-O
jcbiesec@davidsonccc.edu
336.249.8186 ext. 6418

Brian Eshleman
Davidson Campus - Last names P-Z
bceshlem@davidsonccc.edu 
336.249.8186 ext. 6277 

Sandra Porter
Davie Campus
slporter@davidsonccc.edu
336.249.8186 ext. 4853

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