The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students can choose from three degree programs; a Career Track Associates Degree (A55220C), a College Transfer Associates Degree with a Teacher Licensure (A55220L), or a College Transfer Associates Degree Non Licensure (A55220NL). All three programs 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.
This program leads to an Associate in Applied Science Degree. To be eligible for graduation, the student must have satisfactorily completed the course requirements as outlined below.
To qualify for admission into this program, the applicant must have a high school diploma or the equivalent.
The Early Childhood Education Associate Degree at Bladen Community is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, www.naeyc.org. The accreditation term runs from July 2017 through July 2022.