Coursework includes theory and foundations of child growth and development; child health, safety, and nutrition; child guidance; curriculum planning; administration of ECE programs; observations and assessment; working with parents and families; and understanding children with challenging conditions. Ojibwe culture, values and language are integrated throughout the curriculum.
As an Early Childhood Program student, you should:
- Enjoy and respect children
- Exhibit a caring attitude
- Use good judgment
- Be dependable
- Communicate effectively
- Demonstrate awareness of diverse cultures
Students who complete the Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood should be able to:
- Demonstrate and implement appropriate curriculum for young children
- Provide safe and healthy environments for young children.
- Provide an early childhood program that will emphasize awareness of diverse cultures.
The demand for Early Childhood professionals continues to increase. The typical careers that are available after graduation include:
- Child care teacher
- Child care assistant teacher
- Family childcare provider
- Infant or toddler caregiver
- Head Start educator
- School teacher aide