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Career Description

The Early Childhood Education Associate curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from infancy through middle childhood in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

CAREER OPTIONS

Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs and school age programs.

The following is a list of local employers in the field of Early Childhood:

Entry-Level Salary/Hourly Wage

ESSENTIAL SKILLS
  • Highly motivated to work with young children
  • Strong sense of ethical behavior
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Effective oral, written and communication skills
Early Childhood Education-Career Track, AAS

The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

Course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with families and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional and creative development of young children.

Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school age programs.

The Early Childhood Education-Career Track, AAS is a 71 credit hour program.

For more information on the program: https://catalog.robeson.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=7&poid=788

Early Childhood Education-Transfer Licensure Track, AAS

This track is designed for those individuals who are interested in transferring to a four-year institution and obtaining a teaching license.

Early Childhood Education-Transfer Licensure Track, AAS is a 74 credit hour program.

For more information on the program:https://catalog.robeson.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=7&poid=855

Early Childhood Education-Transfer Non-Licensure Track, AAS

This track is designed for those individuals who are interested in transferring to a four-year institution but do not plan on obtaining a teaching license.

Early Childhood Education-Transfer Non-Licensure Track, AAS is a 74 credit hour program.

For more information on the program: https://catalog.robeson.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=7&poid=856

Early Childhood Administration Certificate

The Early Childhood Administration Certificate prepares individuals pursuing administrating roles in diverse child care settings to effectively work with children, families and teachers. The certificate is composed of learning opportunities in developmental theories, competency and evidence-based professional knowledge, administrative skills and leadership qualities.

Course work includes foundations in early childhood education, physical/nutritional needs of young children, safety issues in the care of young children; communication and leadership skills with teachers, families and children; programming and staffing, budgeting/financial management and marketing, and rules and regulations of early childhood programs.

Employment opportunities include entrepreneurship and/or management of child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Early Head Start and Head Start programs, and other programs.

Early Childhood Administration Certificate is a 16 credit hour program.

For more information on the program: https://catalog.robeson.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=7&poid=849

Early Childhood Associate Certificate

The Early Childhood Associate Certificate is designed to prepare individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments.

Early Childhood Associate Certificate is a 16 credit hour program.

For more information on the program: https://catalog.robeson.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=7&poid=848

Early Childhood Preschool Certificate

The Early Childhood Preschool Certificate prepares individuals to work with preschool aged children (3-5) in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories, competency-based knowledge, and practice in actual settings with preschool children.

Course work includes child growth and development, physical/nutritional needs of preschool children, safety issues in the care of preschool children; care and guidance; communication skills with families and children; design and implementation of appropriate curriculum; and other related topics.

Successful completers should be prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate preschool programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and other preschool programs.

Early Childhood Preschool Certificate is a 16 credit hour program.

For more information on the program: https://catalog.robeson.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=7&poid=850

Early Childhood Associate CTE Certificate

The Early Childhood Associate Pathway is designed for accelerated high school juniors and seniors who are ready to get a head start on career and technical courses that will lead to a job credential, certificate or diploma in a technical career.

The Early Childhood Associate Pathway is designed to prepare individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments.

Early Childhood Associate CTE Certificate is a 16 credit hour program.

For more information on the program: https://catalog.robeson.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=7&poid=789

Infant/Toddler Care Certificate

The Infant/Toddler Care Certificate prepares individuals to work with children from infancy to three years of age in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories, competency-based knowledge, and practice in actual settings with infants and toddlers.

Course work includes infant/toddler growth and development: physical/nutritional needs of infants and toddlers; safety issues in the care of infants and toddlers; care and guidance; communication skills with families and children; design an implementation of appropriate curriculum; and other related topics.

Successful completers should be prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate infant/toddler programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Early Head Start Programs, and other infant/toddler programs.

Infant/Toddler Care Certificate is a 16 credit hour program.

For more information on the program: https://catalog.robeson.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=7&poid=851

CHAVIS-HARRIS, PHOEBE, PhD

Program Director
Email: pharris@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3448