WNC’s Early Childhood Education program is an occupational preparation program which concentrates on the teaching skills needed to work with young children and parents. Students may earn an Early Childhood Education Certificate of Achievement oran Associate of Applied Science degree to help them gain employment in the child care or related field.
Some courses transfer to local colleges and universities, providing a “career ladder” opportunity for students who are seeking additional training for jobs in the care and education of infants, preschoolers and handicapped young children.
The curriculum includes experience with children to develop teaching skills; classes in human development and interpersonal relationships; and instruction on how to select, plan and present learning activities.
Successful completion of the Early Childhood Education certificate or associate degree is designed to qualify students for such employment opportunities as assistants, teachers and directors in child care centers; teachers and assistants in preschools; home day care providers and other child/family related careers.
Early Childhood Education is a discipline in the Career and Technical Education division.
Current ECE course offerings:
|ECE-121||Parent Care Relations|
|ECE-123||Health & Nutrition For the Young Child|
|ECE-129||Environment For Infant & Toddler|
|ECE-133||Introduction to Managing Children's Behavior|
|ECE-151||Math In the Preschool Curriculum|
|ECE-152||Science in the Preschool Curriculum|
|ECE-153||Language Development in the Preschool|
|ECE-154||Literature For Preschool Children|
|ECE-155||Literacy and the Young Child|
|ECE-156||Music in the Preschool Curriculum|
|ECE-157||Art in the Preschool Curriculum|
|ECE-158||Activities in Physical Development in Young Children|
|ECE-167||Child Abuse & Neglect|
|ECE-168||Infectious Diseases and First Aid|
|ECE-198||Special Topics in Child Development|
|ECE-200||The Exceptional Child|
|ECE-204||Principles of Child Guidance|
|ECE-231||Preschool Practicum: Early Childhood Lab|
|ECE-235||Adapting Curricula to Young Children With Special Needs|
|ECE-240||Administration of Preschool|
|ECE-250||Introduction to Early Childhood Education|
|ECE-251||Curriculum in Early Childhood Education|
|ECE-295||Supervised Work Experience I|