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Early Childhood Education (A55220)

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The Early Childhood Associate Program at Mayland Community College prepares graduates to fill a variety of positions in the care, education and nurturing of children from infancy to middle childhood. Utilizing the Phillips-Gwaltney Child Development Center, MCC's laboratory school provides majors with opportunities for hands-on learning and to develop and enhance their skills.

Curriculum Description

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 child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school-age programs.

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