Early Childhood Care/Education Diploma

Offered At the following campus locations
Program Overview

The Early Childhood Care and Education program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in the field of early childhood education. The program emphasizes a combination of early childhood care and education theory and practical application as well as limited general core competencies necessary for successful employment. Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care childhood care/ education settings including child care centers and Head Start.

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Students enrolled in the Early Childhood Care and Education Diploma will be required to have criminal background checks to satisfaction of the clinical site and a Tuberculosis (TB) skin test prior to participating in a clinical experience or practicum.

Entrance Requirements

Education: A high school diploma or its equivalent is not required for admission, but must be obtained beforoe receiving a diploma from SGTC. Age: 16 years or older Placement: Achievement of appropriate scores on the college's placement test or submission of acceptable SAT or ACT scores. Provisional Admission accepted.

Course Overview
CourseCredit Hours
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relat & Prof Dev 2
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology 3
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
ECCE 1101 Introduction to ECCE 3
ECCE 1103 Child Growth and Development 3
ECCE 1105 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
ECCE 1112 Curriculum and Assessment 3
ECCE 1113 Creative Activities for Children 3
ECCE 1121 Early Childhood Care & Ed Practicum 3
ECCE 2115 Language and Literacy 3
ECCE 2116 Math and Science 3
ECCE 2202 Social Issues & Family Involvement 3
ECCE 2203 Guidance & Classroom Mgmt 3
ECCE 2245 ECCE Internship I 6
ECCE 2246 ECCE Internship II OR Guided Electives 6
*53 minimum quarter hour credits required for graduation