• Early Childhood Education & Family Studies

    Associate of Applied Science Degree

    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 dawn.hendricks@clackamas.edu  

    Early Childhood Ed. & Family Studies -Year 1

     
    • 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 
     

    Early Childhood Ed & Family Studies - Year 2

     
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • ECE-221 Observation and Guidance II inECE Settings 
      ED-100 Introduction to Education 
      ED-150 Creative Activities for Children 
      ED-270 Practicum I/CWE 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • ECE-289 The Project Approach in EarlyChildhood Education 
      ED-169 Overview of Students With Special Needs 
      ED-271 Practicum II/CWE 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • ECE-177 Maximizing the Outdoors in ECE Curriculum 
      ED-114 Instructional Strategies in Math and Science 
      ED-246 School, Family and Community Relations 
      ED-272 Practicum III/CWE 
     

    General Electives

     
    • Take 9 credits of General Electives (any college-level course).

      • TAKE 9 CREDITS OF GENERAL ELECTIVES (ANY COLLEGE-LEVEL COURSE).
      Collision Repair
      Collision Repair Refinishing
      Auto Mechanics
      Anthropology
      Apprenticeship
      Art
      Arts & Sciences
      American Sign Language
      Business Administration
      Building Construction
      Biology
      Botany
      Business Technology
      Computer-Aided Drafting
      Drafting
      Chemistry
      Chinese
      Criminal Justice
      Clinical Lab Assistant
      Credit for Prior Learning
      Computer Science
      Cooperative Work Experience
      Dental Assisting
      Digital Multimedia Communicatn
      Economics
      Early Childhood Education
      Education
      Electrical Engineering
      Electronic Systems Technology
      College Study Skills
      Electives
      Emergency Medical Technician
      English
      English Non-Native Language
      Energy & Resource Management
      Environmental Safety & Health
      Environmental Science
      Employment Skills Training
      Food & Nutrition
      French
      Foreign Language
      Fire Science (wildland)
      Geology
      General Engineering
      Geography
      German
      Geographic Information Systems
      Gerontology
      General Science
      Human Devlpmt/Career Planning
      Human Devlpmt/Family Services
      Health
      Health Professional Develop
      Health/Physical Education
      Horticulture
      Human Services
      History
      Humanities
      Integrated Media Studies
      Journalism
      Japanese
      Library
      Medical Assistant
      Manuf Engineering Technology
      Manufacturing
      Medical Imaging Transcription
      Mathematics
      Music Performance
      Music
      Nursing
      Nursing
      Occupational Skills Training
      Physical Education
      Physics
      Pharmacology
      Philosophy
      Political Science
      Psychology
      Religion
      Radio Broadcasting
      Reading
      Real Estate
      Renewable Energy Technology
      Russian
      Microelectronics Systems Tech
      Sociology
      Speech
      Spanish
      Social Science
      Theatre Arts
      Technical Physics
      Transportation & Logistics
      Welding Technology
      Water & Environmental Tech
      Writing
      Women's Studies
      Zoology
     
  • 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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