Early Childhood Education and Family Studies AAS

Education, Human Services, and Criminal Justice Department | AAS - Associate of Applied Science Degree | 2 years

Clackamas Community College’s Early Childhood Education and Family Studies program offers the skills you need to succeed in a career in childhood education.

Early childhood education is a rewarding field that is vital in shaping the social, emotional, cognitive, linguistic and physical development of children. At Clackamas Community College, choose the two-year Associate of Applied Science degree and get the skills you need to succeed in a career working with children. Starting at Clackamas Community College is an affordable first-step in transferring to a four-year university. Our early childhood education programs provide one-on-one advising and faculty support, as well as site placement assistance where you’ll get real world training in the field. In fact, many of our students go on to full-time employment at their work experience sites after graduation.


Early Childhood Education and Family Studies

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Descriptions and Outcomes

Early Childhood Ed & FS Core Requirements

Complete 3 credits of ECE-280
  • ECE-280
  • Early Childhood Education/CWE
  • 2
 
Complete HDF-140 or SOC-210
  • HDF-140
  • Contemporary American Families
  • 3
  • SOC-210
  • Marriage/Fam/Intim. Relations
  • 4
 
Complete the following Early Childhood Education &Family Studies Core Requirements
  • HDF-260
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • 3
  • HDF-225
  • Prenatal, Infant & Toddler Dev
  • 3
  • ECE-239
  • Help Child/Family Cope Stress
  • 3
  • HDF-247
  • Preschool Child Development
  • 3
  • ED-100
  • Introduction to Education
  • 3
  • ED-114
  • Inst Strat in Math & Science
  • 3
  • ED-169
  • Students With Special Needs
  • 3
  • ED-246
  • School, Family & Comm Relation
  • 4
  • ECE-154
  • Language & Literacy Developmnt
  • 3
  • ECE-289
  • The Project Approach in ECE
  • 1
  • ECE-235
  • Nutrition, Music and Movement
  • 3
  • ECE-121
  • Observation and Guidance I
  • 4
  • ECE-177
  • Max Outdoors-ECE Curriculum
  • 3
  • ECE-179
  • The Professional in ECE
  • 2
  • ECE-150
  • Intro to ECE & Family Studies
  • 3
  • ECE-240
  • Environments & Curr Planning
  • 3
  • ED-254
  • Inst Strat/Dual Lang Learners
  • 3
  • ECE-241
  • Envir/Curr Plan-Infants/Tddlrs
  • 3
  • ECE-291
  • Practicum II
  • 4
  • ECE-292
  • Practicum III
  • 4
  • ECE-221
  • Observation & Guidance II ECE
  • 4
 

Computation Related Instruction

Complete MTH-050 or MTH-065
  • MTH-050
  • Technical Mathematics I
  • 3
  • MTH-065
  • Algebra II
  • 4
 

Communication Related Instruction

Complete WR-101 or WR-121
  • WR-121
  • English Composition
  • 4
  • WR-101
  • Commun. Skills: Occup Writing
  • 3
 

Human Relations Related Instruction

Complete ED-258
  • ED-258
  • Multicultural Education
  • 3
 

PE/Health/Safety Related Instruction

Complete at least 2 credits. Please refer to page 82 of the catalog for a list of approved Related Instruction Courses.
 

Program Electives

Complete 8 credits of Early Childhood Education & Family Studies Program Electives. Please refer to the catalog for a complete list of Early Childhood Education & Family Studies Program electives.
 
Total Credits Required: 90-94

Featured Student

Dylan Levrets

“What I love most about CCC’s Head Start program is how much every single teacher puts heart and soul into loving the children and caring about their learning outcomes.

"These are incredibly amazing and dedicated teachers who guide each and every child in learning life skills and developing emotionally and socially, helping them to become kindergarten ready.”