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Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog. Program details:

Early Childhood Education

Career/Technical
AS Degree in Early Childhood Education
Certificate of Achievement in Early Childhood Education
Certificate in Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education Program
www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/familystudies
Terri Hutton, Chair (530) 895-2855
Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2542
Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378

About the Program
Butte College offers students a program that focuses on in-depth foundational knowledge, skills and dispositions that prepare students for various careers within the Early Childhood profession. All students who complete an A.S. degree will achieve competency in promoting child development and learning; building family and community relationships; implementing program and child assessment systems; and learning in a diverse society and professional development.

Career Opportunities
Career opportunities in the early childhood education and child development fields are many and varied. Programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children and their parents continue to increase in number. Potential careers include: early childhood teacher/administrator, child care provider, playground program specialist, social worker, consultant, play therapist/activity specialist or teacher for hospitalized children, elementary school teacher, designer of children's products, legislative analyst/aide, and human services lobbyist. Opportunities are dependent upon the amount of education and experience acquired.

State of California Community Care Licensing requires that all teachers working with young children have a minimum of 12 semester units of coursework in Early Childhood Education. Six of the 12 units must include three units in Child Growth and Development (CDF 14) and three units in Child, Family and Community (CDF 12).


Gainful Employment Information
Certificate of Achievement in Early Childhood Education:
www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0134900CA.html

To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog.

Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog.


AS Degree in Early Childhood Education 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Synthesize research-based theories including principles and practices of child development and learning.
  • Incorporate strategies for building respectful, reciprocal family and community relationships in order to engage society in the development and learning of children.
  • Exhibit the ability to use an assessment system encompassing a variety of strategies that provide information about program effectiveness and children's development, learning, interests, strengths and needs.
  • Apply principles of child development and positive guidance for planning inclusive, culturally relevant and appropriate curriculum and learning environments while integrating all developmental domains.
  • Identify and conduct themselves as Early Childhood professionals and commit to using the National Association for the Education of Young Children Code of Ethical Conduct and other professional standards while engaging in reflective practices as collaborative learners.
Required courses for the major: 39 Units

CDF 40 Observation and Assessment Has prerequisite(s)3
Electives - Select 6 units from the following:6
CDF 99 Work Experience-CDF (3)Has prerequisite(s)


Certificate of Achievement in Early Childhood Education 24 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Synthesize research-based theories including principles and practices of child development and learning.
  • Incorporate strategies for building respectful, reciprocal family and community relationships in order to engage society in the development and learning of children.
  • Exhibit the ability to use an assessment system encompassing a variety of strategies that provide information about program effectiveness and children's development, learning, interests, strengths and needs.
  • Apply principles of child development and positive guidance for planning inclusive, culturally relevant and appropriate curriculum and learning environments while integrating all developmental domains.
  • Identify and conduct themselves as Early Childhood professionals and commit to using the National Association for the Education of Young Children Code of Ethical Conduct and other professional standards while engaging in reflective practices as collaborative learners.
Required courses for the certificate:
CDF 40 Observation and Assessment Has prerequisite(s)3


Certificate in Early Childhood Education 12 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Identify and conduct themselves as Early Childhood professionals and commit to using the National Association for the Education of Young Children Code of Ethical Conduct and other professional standards while engaging in reflective practices as collaborative learners
Required courses for the certificate:
Electives - Select 6 Units from the following:6

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