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Early Childhood Education

  • Welcome

    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 . . .  

    Overview

    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.

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    Mission

    The mission of the Early Childhood Education program is to prepare students to work with children and families in diverse and inclusive early care and education settings. Furthermore, the program teaches adults to create and teach in learning environments where children grow into self-confident, socially adept individuals who can succeed in today’s rapidly changing society. Students are taught in classroom and lab settings that are exploratory and experiential in nature, much in the same way they are encouraged to teach young children. Inclusionary practices and understanding the important role of the family are the cornerstones of the program.

    HigherEdSeal-webThe Early Childhood Education program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC®). 1313 L St. NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20005 | 202-232-8777 | 800-424-2460 | help@naeyc.org

    Number of Program Completers

    Academic YearNumber of program completers% of program completers who were attending full-time (at the time of completion)% of program completers who were attending part-time (at the time of completion)
    2015-20162214%86%
    2016-20171915%85%
    2017-20182714%86%

    Program Completion Rate

    Academic year in which a Fall cohort of full-time students enrolled at the institution (select three sequential years)Percentage of those students who completed the program within 150% of the published timeframePercentage of those students who completed the program within 100%, 200% (twice) or 300% (three times) of the published timeframe (Please circle or underline the indicator above on which the program will report.)
    Fall 201214.0% (7/50)18.0% (9/50)
    Fall 20136.0% (3/50)8.0% (4/50)
    Fall 201411.3% (6/53)17.0% (9/53)

    Program graduates employed or pursuing further education

    Academic YearNumber of GraduatesNumber of Graduates (and % of total) who are employed in the early childhood profession within one year of graduationNumber of Graduates (and % of total) who are pursuing further education in the early childhood profession within one year of graduation
    20161715 (88%)2 (12%)
    20172724 (89%)1 (12%)
    20182625 (95%)1 (5%)

    Employment Outlook

    Graduates of this program are in high demand and find employment in a great variety of areas and locations. Employment of preschool and kindergarten school teachers is projected to grow about as fast as the national average. 2017 graduates report an average annual starting salary of $24,232.

    Starting Term(s)

    Fall, Spring and Summer terms.

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