Early Childhood Education & Family StudiesCertificateAssociate of Applied Science DegreeProgram codes: AAS.EARLYCHILDFAM - or - CC.ECEFSThis 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 infant-toddler CPR by the end of the first year.PROGRAM OUTCOMESEarly Childhood Education & Family Studies AAS DegreeUpon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:promote children’s development and learning by creating and maintaining environments that are healthy respectful, supportive and challenging for each child,build family and community partnerships based on understanding and valuing the complex characteristics of children’s families and communities,observe, document and assess young children,implement developmentally effective approaches, depending on children’s ages, characteristics and the settings within which teaching and learning occurs,use content knowledge to build meaningful curriculum by designing, implementing and evaluating experiences that promote positive development and learning for each and every young child,identify and conduct themselves as members of the early childhood profession and be continuous collaborative learners.PROGRAM OUTCOMESEarly Childhood Education & Family Studies CertificateUpon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:promote children's development and learning by collaborating to create healthy, respectful and supportive environment,respect, support and communicate with families,observe and document young children,define and understand developmentally effective approaches, depending on the children's ages, characteristics and the setting within which teaching and learning occur,use content knowledge to understand curriculum by designing and implementing experiences that promote positive development and learning for each and every young child,identify and conduct themselves as members of the early childhood community.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 and Head Start). 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 Hendricks, 503-594-6158 or firstname.lastname@example.orgEARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & FAMILY STUDIES CERTIFICATESUMMER TERM CreditsMTH-050 Technical Mathematics I or MTH-065 Algebra II 3-4WR-101 Communication Skills: Occupational Writing or WR-121 English Composition 3-4FALL TERM CreditsECE-150 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3ECE-235 Nutrition, Music & Movement 3HDF-225 Prenatal, Infant & Toddler Development 3HDF-260 Understanding Child Abuse & Neglect 3— — PE/Health/Safety/First Aid requirement ( more information ) 2-3WINTER TERM CreditsECE-121 Observation & Guidance I in ECE Settings 4ECE-154 Language & Literacy Development 3ECE-240 Environments & Curriculum Planning I 3HDF-247 Preschool Child Development 3SPRING TERM CreditsECE-179 The Professional in Early Childhood Education & Family Studies 2ECE-239 Helping Children & Families Cope With Stress 3ECE-280 Early Childhood Education/CWE 3ED-258 Multicultural Education 3HDF-140 Contemporary American Families or SOC-210 Marriage, Family & Intimate Relations 3-4 Credits required for certificate 47-51EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & FAMILY STUDIES ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE: 1ST YEARComplete certificate program.EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & FAMILY STUDIES ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE: 2nd YEARFALL TERM CreditsECE-221 Observation & Guidance II in ECE Settings 4ECE-241 Environments & Curriculum Planning II 3ED-100 Introduction to Education 3— — Early Childhood Education program electives 4WINTER TERM CreditsECE-289 The Project Approach in Early Childhood Education 1ECE-291 Practicum II 4ED-169 Overview of Students with Special Needs 3ED-254 Instructional Strategies for Dual Language Learners 3— — Early Childhood Education program electives 4SPRING TERM CreditsECE-177 Maximizing the Outdoors in ECE Curriculum 3ECE-292 Practicum III 4ED-114 Instructional Strategies in Math & Science 3ED-246 School, Family & Community Relations 4 Credits required for degree 90-94EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & FAMILY STUDIES PROGRAM ELECTIVESCOURSE CreditsBA-101 Introduction to Business 4COMM-100* Basic Speech Communication 3COMM-105 Listening 4ECE-135 Self-Esteem in the ECE Classroom 1ECE-139 Program Management in ECE 1ECE-142 Media, Technology and the Influences on Child Development 1ECE-143 Kindergarten Readiness 1ECE-144 Working with the Gifted Young Child 1ECE-145 Understanding Superhero Play in the Classroom 1ED-150 Creative Activities for Children 3ED-229 Learning & Development 3ED-235 Educational Technology 3HS-154 Community Resources 3HST-138 History of Love, Marriage and the Family 4PSY-101 Human Relations 3PSY-205 Psychology as a Social Science 4PSY-215 Introduction to Developmental Psychology 4PSY-221 Introduction to Counseling 4SPN-101 First-Year Spanish I 4SPN-102 First-Year Spanish II 4WR-122 English Composition 4WS-101 Introduction to Women’s Studies 4*COMM-100 may be substituted by taking all of the following: COMM-100A, COMM-100B and COMM-100CInformation from the 2015-2016 catalog.