• Early Childhood Education & Family Studies

    Certificate

    This program provides a foundation in the ten core knowledge categories: Family and Community Systems; Diversity; Health, Safety and Nutrition; Human Growth and Development; Learning Environments and Curriculum; Observation and Assessment; Personal, Professional and Leadership Development; Program Management; Special Needs; and Understanding and Guiding Behavior (The Oregon Registry, 2008).

    Students must obtain a First-Aid certificate with infanttoddler CPR by the end of the first year.

    Program Outcomes:

    Upon satisfactory completion of the one-year (four terms) coursework, students will have completed the education/training required for The Oregon Registry - Level 8 in early childhood care and education. Program outcomes should include the skills necessary for participants to become entry-level early childhood practitioners in center and home based settings, private and public schools and child and family support agencies.

    On completing the two-year AAS in Early Childhood Education & Family Studies, students will have completed the education necessary to become in-charge practitioners in certain settings (e.g. private preschools and child development centers), paraeducators in public school settings (PK-4th Grade) or family support paraprofessionals in various child and family support agencies (public/private).

    Students will also qualify for Level 9 of The Oregon Registry.

    Careers:

    After completing the two-year AAS in Early Childhood Education & Family Studies, students will be prepared to work in a variety of education and family support settings: in-charge teachers in private preschools/kindergartens or teaching assistants (paraeducators) in public school settings (PK-4th Grade). Additionally, students will be prepared to work as family support personnel (e.g. family advocates, parent practitioners, family life paraprofessionals, etc.) in various education settings or child and family support agencies.

    For information contact Dawn Terrill, 503-594-6158 or dawnt@clackamas.edu  

    Early Childhood Ed. & Family Studies

    • Complete the following requirements:

      • TAKE MTH-050 OR MTH-065.
      MTH-050 Technical Mathematics I 
      MTH-065 Algebra II 
      • TAKE WR-101 OR WR-121.
      WR-101 Communication Skills: Occupational Writing 
      WR-121 English Composition 
    • Complete the following requirements:

    • ECE-150 Introduction and Observation inEarly Childhood Education 
      ECE-173 Preschoolers and Loss:Divorce and Death 
      ECE-235 Nutrition, Music and Movement 
      HDF-225 Prenatal, Infant & Toddler Development 
      HDF-260 Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect 
      • TAKE 2 CREDITS OF PE/HEALTH.
      Physical Education
      Health
      Health/Physical Education
    • Complete the following requirements:

    • ECE-121 Observation and Guidance I inECE Settings 
      ECE-154 Language & Literacy Development 
      ECE-209 Theory and Practicum 
      ECE-240 Lesson and Curriculum Planning 
      HDF-247 Preschool Child Development 
    • Complete the following requirements:

    • ECE-179 Starting Points: the Oregon Registry 
      ECE-239 Helping Children and Families Cope With Stress 
      • TAKE 3 CREDITS OF ECE-280.
      ECE-280 Early Childhood Education/CWE 
      ED-258 Multicultural Education 
      HDF-140 Contemporary American Families 
  • Contact our Education, Human Services and Criminal Justice Department

    Oregon City - 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

    Call us: 503-594-3203

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