Oct 21, 2020  
2020-21 RACC Student Catalog 
    
2020-21 RACC Student Catalog

Early Childhood Program Management, AAS


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Social Sciences/Human Services Division

The Early Childhood Program Management option of the Early Childhood program is designed to prepare graduates for immediate employment in the ECE field. While this program places emphasis on the program management aspect, graduates will be qualified to serve as group supervisors and educators in Head Start and early childhood programs serving infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers, and school-aged children. Graduates may also seek employment as educational assistants or paraeducators in public and private schools. In addition, graduates with five years experience may also seek employment as supervisors, managers, and directors in PA Department of Welfare licensed facilities. Students entering this curriculum may find it necessary to attend the summer sessions to fulfill their degree requirements within two years. College credit may be granted through Tech Prep articulation agreements between RACC and approved secondary schools.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Prepare early childhood curriculum through a knowledge of child development and learning as well as knowledge of teaching strategies that are culturally and linguistically appropriate.
  • Create family and community partnerships.
  • Organized an effective classroom environment through child observation, documentation, assessment and developmentally effective approaches.
  • Distinguish qualities of professionalism through application of the NAEYC code of conduct.

Required Program of Study


General Education Requirements (24-25 Credit Hours)


Major Requirements (39 Credit Hours)


Total Credits=63


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