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Technical Program - Early Childhood Care and Education - Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL

Early Childhood Care and Education (AAS.ECE)

Associate Degree in Applied Science

The Early Childhood Care and Education program provides the academic background and practical experience necessary to operate a private, home day care and teach or direct in child care facilities. Additional employment opportunities include nursery schools, Head Start programs, and paraprofessional teacher's aide in primary grades. The program is especially suited to individuals who enjoy working and teaching young children and to those having a caring and patient personality. A “C” average in required Early Childhood Care and Education core classes must be maintained by students prior to enrolling in ECE 125.


For more information contact:
Teresa Lang
(217) 234-5426
tlang@lakeland.cc.il.us

* There are prerequisites or course requisites for this course
** Electives must be approved by Program Coordinator or Division Chair
one cross Course only offered fall semester
Footnote 2 Course only offered spring and summer semester
Footnote 3 Course only offered spring semester
Footnote 4 Courses offered in odd numbered years only
Footnote 5 Courses offered in even numbered years only
Footnote 6 SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective
Footnote 7 Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course
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First Year
First Semester
ENG 098 Communications I
3
ENG 120 or Composition I *  
ECE 100 Intro to Early Childhood Education
3
ECE 110 Child Behavior and Management
3
LIT150 Children's Literature
3
MAT118 Math for Elementary Teachers *
3
  Total Semester Hours:
15
 
Second Semester
EDU 190 Introduction to Special Education
3
SPE111 Introduction to Speech Communications
3
MAT218 Math for Elementary Teachers II *
3
ECE083 Instructional Methods
3
PSY274 Child Development
3
  Total Semester Hours:
15
 

Second Year
First Semester
ECE 095 Creative Activities For Children
4
SOC 280 Introduction to Sociology
3
ECE051 Infant/Toddler Environment
3
HED178 Responding to Emergencies
2
ECE102 Health/Safety/Nutrition Young Child
3
ART165 Fundamentals of Art
3
ART250 or Understanding Art  
MUS225 or Understanding Music  
  Total Semester Hours:
18
 
Second Semester
ECE 120 Field Experience Seminar *
1
EDU 103 Teaching/Learning with Technology
3
ECE 125 Field Experience *
4
ECE087 Organization/Management of Pre-School
3
ECE083 Instructional Methods
3
PED172 Basic Activities Elementary/Secondary Child
2
  Total Semester Hours:
16
 


Not intended as a transfer major

Total Program Hours: 64

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