Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

The ECE Program includes theory and practice in the systematic study of child development and the application of that study to developmentally appropriate early childhood education and work with school age children. The program offers classes which lead to compliance with California Department of Social Services (Title 22) requirements for employment in early education programs, and which fulfill the requirements for all levels of the California State Department of Education Child Development Permit Matrix.

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Early Childhood Education Brochure

Program Requirements

The following classes correspond to Education Requirements for Child Development Permit application according to the Child Development Permit Matrix.

Assistant Teacher - Total 6 units
Any ECE classes totaling 6 units

Associate Teacher - Total 12 units
ECE classes totaling 12 units
These classes must include:
ECE 1999 or 1002
ECE 1003 or 2500
ECE 1500 or other curriculum classes totaling more than 3 units

Teacher - Total 40 units
ECE classes totaling 24 units
These classes must include:
ECE 1999 or 1002
ECE 1003 or 2500
ECE 1500 or other curriculum classes totaling more than 3 units
Plus 16 General Education units

Master Teacher - Total 48 units
ECE classes totaling 24 units
These classes must include:
ECE 1999 or 1002
ECE 1003 or 2500
ECE 1500 or other curriculum classes totaling more than 3 units
Plus 16 General Education units
Plus 6 ECE Specialization units (see list below)
Plus 2 ECE Adult Supervision Units
(ECE 2527 satisfies this requirement)

Approved classes for Master Teacher Specialization:
(Students must complete both classes in a specific area.)
Language and Literacy Specialization
ECE 0960 Preschool Language & Literacy Curriculum I (3)
ECE 0961 Preschool Language & Literacy Curriculum II (3)

Diversity and Inclusion Specialization
ECE 1502 Serving Children & Families in a Diverse Society (3)
ECE 2003 The Young Child with Special Needs (3)

Infant and Toddler Specialization
ECE 1501 Positive Child Guidance (3)
ECE 2504 Infant & Toddler Development (3)

Family Services Specialization
ECE 2500 Supporting Family(3)

Primary Transition Specialization
ECE 2505 Development in Middle Childhood (3)
EDUC 1002 Introduction to Education (3)

Curriculum Specialization
Complete two of the following 3 classes:
ECE 2510 Creative Art Activities For Young Children (3)
ECE 2512 Science Experiences For Young Children (3)

Health and Nutrition Emphasis
ECE 2002 Child Nutrition, Health and Safety (3)
FCS 1011 Nutrition (3)


Site Supervisor - Total 48 units
ECE classes totaling 24 units
These classes must include:
ECE 1999 or 1002
ECE 1003 or 2500
ECE 1500 or other curriculum classes totaling more than 3 units
Plus 16 General Education Units
Plus 6 Administrative Units
(ECE 2501 and ECE 2525 satisfy this requirement)
Plus 2 Adult Supervision units
(ECE 2527 satisfies this requirement)

Program Director
BA or higher in any major
Plus
ECE classes totaling 24 units
These classes must include:
ECE 1999 or 1002
ECE 1003 or 2500
ECE 1500 or other curriculum classes totaling more than 3 units
Plus 6 Administrative Units
(ECE 2501 and ECE 2525 satisfy this requirement)
Plus 2 Adult Supervision units
(ECE 2527 satisfies this requirement)



Note: All Child Development Permits, with the exception of the Assistant Teacher Permit, include an Experience Requirement. All Child Development Permits offer alternative qualification options. Go to www.childdevelopment.org to view the Child Development Permit Matrices for complete information.

Options in this field include

* State Preschool Teacher or Site Director
* Head Start Teacher or Site Director
* Independent Preschool Teacher or Director
* Infant-Toddler Caregiver or Site Director
* Early Education Program Site Supervisor
* Family Childcare Provider
* Entry position in Family Services Agencies
* Transfer to 4 year institution and advanced career choices


Note: Some career options may require more than two years of college level study.

Associate of Arts Degree Early Childhood Education

This degree prepares students for work in early education as teachers, caregivers, or directors or to transfer to four-year colleges offering a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.
Students will gain an understanding of the cognitive, psychosocial, and physical development of the child from conception through adolescence and the application of this knowledge to work with children and families.


Required Program:
Units
ECE 1001 Introduction to Early Childhood Education: Principles, Practices and Standards
3
ECE 1501 Positive Child Guidance
3
ECE 1002
Child Development
3
ECE 1003 Child, Family, and Community
3
ECE 2000 Observation and Assessment
3
ECE 2002 Child Nutrition, Health, and Safety
3
ECE 1500 Introduction to Curriculum
3
ECE 2501 Administration
3
ECE 2502 ECE Practicum
3
ECE 1502 Serving Children and Families in a Diverse Society
3
ECE 2500 Supporting Family Relationships and Parenting
3
ADHS 2526 Understanding Disabilities
3
Total ECE Units
36
Plus General Education units (One course from each of the A-G Associate Degree GE Requirements.)
16
Plus additional units - Degree Applicable Electives
8
Total Units Required:
60

 

For an Associate Degree Major, students must also complete general education requirements. Please refer to the Associate Degree general education requirements in the Schedule of Classes for a list of acceptable courses. Make an appointment with a COS counselor for assistance in completing the general education requirements.


Completion of math, writing and reading assessments are required for enrollment in any certificate or AA/AS degree program. Please contact Counseling Services for more information: (530) 938-5353. Students must receive a "C" grade or better in all major or certificate coursework.

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Contact

Coordinator
Patrice Thatcher
(530) 938-5290
thatcher@siskiyous.edu

Program Contact
Career and Technical Education Deprtment
(530) 938-5512
cteinfo@siskiyous.edu





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