Early Childhood Care and Education, Diploma ECC2

The Early Childhood Care and Education program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in child care and related fields. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of early childhood care and education theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an Early Childhood Care and Education diploma and have the qualification of early childhood care and education provider.


The purpose of the Early Childhood Care and Education program is to prepare students to work with children and families in diverse educational programs and settings.  The program provides a foundation for lifelong learning promoting cognitive and social development for children, parents, and the community.


Program Goals

Program goals for the Early Childhood Care and Education program were developed with expert knowledge and advice from practitioners in the industry.  The curriculum competencies are centered around key components of quality education needed for head start and pre-school children that include intellectual development, physical development, emotional development, and social development.  Hence, our vision is to provide optimal education and training by continuously implementing new ways to effectively educate future practitioners by setting high expectations and standards needed for a competent-competitive workforce.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate current knowledge, skills, and abilities needed in the early childhood education profession.
  2. Articulate standards needed to design activities for children based on their developmental needs.
  3. Integrate developmentally appropriate science or math activities in early childhood.
  4. Develop a professional project on the historical figures in Early Childhood Education that requires the use of technology.
  5. Articulate the principles of best practice for Early Childhood Care and Education per the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Curriculum Outline

First Semester

Second Semester

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

Total Credit Hours: 53