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You can make a meaningful impact on the future through your work with young children today. SCC’s Early Childhood Education program provides you with the skills necessary to make it happen.
You're a Good Fit for this program because . . .
Welcome to SCC’s Early Childhood Education program. The program prepares students to provide care and education for infants, preschoolers and primary-school aged children. Students study all aspects of children’s development, learn the skills, techniques and methods to enhance each area of development and then practice this theory while observing and working with children in a variety of developmentally appropriate practicum sites. The program offers students two certificate focuses, one diploma focus, one Associate of Applied Science degree and one Associate of Applied Science degree with an Entrepreneurship focus. The program is designed to give students unequalled learning opportunities that will form the basis of rewarding and meaningful careers as they work with young children and families.
Southeast Community College is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution. Note: If you are a resident of Connecticut, North Carolina or South Carolina, you are allowed to take SCC online courses. As a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution, we are unable to offer online or distance courses to students in the following states/areas: California, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wisconsin. Although not SARA schools, Connecticut, North Carolina and South Carolina do allow SCC to offer 100 percent online courses and programs.
Criminal Background Checks If a criminal background check or a student's self-disclosure indicates that the student has a criminal history, he or she may be prohibited from participating in designated Programs of Study. For purposes of this procedure, a student has a criminal history if he or she: (a) has been convicted of a criminal offense; (b) has pled guilty to a criminal offense; (c) has entered a plea of no contest to a criminal offense; (d) has entered into a program of pre-trial diversion; or (e) if criminal charges are pending. The existence of a criminal history will not automatically disqualify a student from participating in a designated program of study. A criminal history which involves one or more felony offenses will generally be disqualifying. A criminal history which involves only misdemeanor offenses will generally be disqualifying only if the offense(s) involve a crime of violence; sexual assault; the abuse of a child, elderly person with a disability, or person under the care of the student in any type of medical or mental health setting; the unlawful use, possession or sale of narcotics or controlled substances; or if the offenses are so numerous or of such a character to indicate that the student may pose a threat to the employees, clients, or property of the designated program or the College. Subject to the foregoing, the following criteria will be considered in determining whether an affected student will be permitted to participate in a designated program:
Any student not continuously enrolled in the College will be required to have an additional CBC conducted. The CBC will be completed only once, if no more than one year elapses in enrollment. After the initial CBC, students will complete a self-disclosure statement annually.
Licensure RequirementsStudent's names will be submitted and must clear the State Central Register of Child Abuse and Neglect. Students enrolled in any lab, practicum or coop must have on file a current health report. Current CPR certification with infant and child skills, and First Aid certification are required before enrolling in specific labs, practicums or co-ops. Students who will be taking classes or practicums where they will be working directly with children or adults will be charged a nominal fee for insurance. Persons must be declared Early Childhood Education program students in order to register for certain practicums/labs.
Note: Students are encouraged to apply for admission to the ECED program as early as possible. Becoming a declared student allows for early registration and regular contact with an instructor/advisor. Declared students are under no obligation to take a required number of classes each quarter.