Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education, Associate in Arts degree is designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year college to achieve a baccalaureate degree and certification in early childhood education. This program will provide the philosophical and historical foundation of early childhood education while introducing students to curriculum planning within the confines of New Jersey State Standards. The developmental focus of this program enables the student to understand the specific learning needs of children ages birth through eight years old.   Apply & Register Program Details

The Early Childhood Education, Associate in Arts degree is designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year college to achieve a baccalaureate degree and certification in early childhood education. This program will provide the philosophical and historical foundation of early childhood education while introducing students to curriculum planning within the confines of New Jersey State Standards. The developmental focus of this program enables the student to understand the specific learning needs of children ages birth through eight years old.

 


Area of Interest:
Education
Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Arts

This curriculum is currently in the process of being updated. For the up-to-date curriculum, please view our 2020 Academic Program Guide.

Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I1 3
PSY-101 Basic Psychology 3
EED-112 Inclusive Class Pedagogy & ECE Seminar 3
SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology 3
MTH-105 Mathematical Systems I-Structures 3
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Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II2 3
HIS-101 World Civilization I 3
EED-115 Child Development and Learning 3
BIO.... Biology Laboratory Science Elective1 or  
MTH.... Mathematics General Education Elective2 3
...-... Laboratory Science General Education Elective 3
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Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
HIS-121 United States History I or  
HIS-122 United States History II 3
GEO-101 Cultural Geography 3
EDU-102 Human Exceptionality 3
EED-205 Creative Arts in Early Childhood 3
...-... Language General Education Elective3 3
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Second Semester
EDU-101 Historical Trends in American Education 3
ENG-271 World Literature I4 3
...-... Language General Education Elective3 3
CIS-106 Introductory Computing Using Google Apps (G Suite) 2
SPE-102 Public Speaking 3
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  Total Minimum Credits 60
1Must test into ENG-101 or complete all appropriate prerequisites
2Prerequisite: ENG-101
3Must take six credits in one language.
4Prerequisite: ENG-101; Co-requisite ENG-102

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Outline the stages of child development within the learning process and discuss the role of prominent early childhood developmental theorists within this process.
  2. Discuss current and historical trends in early childhood education.
  3. Articulate both New Jersey State Standards for Early Childhood Education and NAEYC Standards for effective early learning environments.
  4. Design developmentally appropriate early childhood curriculum and lesson plans.

Transfer Opportunities

Students in this program transfer to many institutions including our premier partner:

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Contact Person

Professor Lisa Zappetti, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4280
email: lzappetti@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

13.1210

Program Code

EED.AA