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

Early Childhood Education - Career Entry, Associate in Applied Science

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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.

Curriculum Flow Chart

General Education Requirements

English - 3 Credits

English/Communication - 3 Credits

Humanities/Fine Arts - 3 Credits

Mathematics - 3 Credits

Psychology - 3 Credits

Major Requirements

Child Development - 6 Credits

Other Required Courses - 12 Credits

Computers - 2 Credits

Student Success - 1 Credit

Number of Credit Hours Required for This Program: 65

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