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.
Courses in ECE:
- ECE-121: Parent Care Relations
- ECE-122: Observation Skills
- ECE-123: Health & Nutrition for the Young Child
- ECE-129: Environment for Infant/Toddler
- 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-168: Infectious Diseases and First Aid
- ECE-200: The Exceptional Child
- ECE-204: Principles of Child Guidance
- ECE-231: Preschool Practicum: Early Childhood Lab
- ECE-240: Administration of Preschool
- ECE-250: Intro to Early Childhood Education
- ECE-251: Curriculum in Early Childhood Education