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Beaufort County Community College 2023 - 2024 Catalog 
Beaufort County Community College 2023 - 2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education Diploma

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

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

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.

The Early Childhood Diploma prepares individuals to work in licensed childcare settings, regulated home day care settings, child development centers, church play schools, after-school settings, camps, and recreational centers. Diploma graduates will have the necessary credential to be an administrator/director in a childcare setting.

All courses in this diploma program may be applied toward completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education.

This program can be completed fully online.

Curriculum Flow Chart


General Education Requirements

English - 3 Credits

Psychology - 3 Credits

Major Requirements

Number of Credit Hours Required for This Program: 41

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