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Early Childhood Development, Education and Management, A.S. (2123)

early childhood education.JPGStudents and childcare professionals are encouraged to pursue both the Associate in Science degree in early education and the Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC). Both credentials will help you find a rewarding career in child care.

 

This degree introduces students to the fundamentals of educating and working with young children. It addresses appropriate behaviors and communication styles when working with young children and how to use creativity as a learning too. Students will learn about child development and how to work successfully with children with disabilities. Students will work in a child-care setting and engage in direct observation and field experience.

 
TCC's early childhood education courses and programs are offered in an online (distance learning) format. Students must enroll in web-based courses and may participate without coming to campus.
 
Successful completion of the A.S. Degree will qualify students for the FCCPC and the Director's Certificate.

Early Childhood Advanced Credentials

Students entering TCC with FCCPC will get exemption credit. TCC offers a fast-track to prepare students for the FCCPC. TCC also offers advanced credentials to support career advancement.
 
 

 Program Details

 

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Program Purpose:
To prepare students seeking careers in early childhood education, child care facility management and/or child care facility ownership.

Employment Types:
Early childhood teacher, director, owner

Program Length:
63 credit hours

Admission Requirements:
Admission requirements for TPP programs are the same as admission to the College: standard high school diploma or GED diploma. Most TPP program courses require students to be College-ready, which means the student must have appropriate placement scores, complete any needed developmental education or meet the requirements for a documented exemption.

Academic Division:
Division of Technology and Professional Programs

Contact:
(850) 201-8352 or techedu@tcc.fl.edu

View Information about Graduation Requirements and Year of Entry .

View a sample semester-by-semester plan for this program.

Course Information


General Education (15 credit hours)


Note:


To satisfy State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.030, students must earn a grade of “C” or better in any Communications, Humanities, History/Social Science or Mathematics course used to fulfill general education requirements.

Program Courses (48 credit hours)


Not all courses are offered in all semesters. View course description for availability.

Note:


* Students who hold a current FCCPC/CDA from an approved DCF program will receive college credit for these three courses, for a total of 9 credit hours.

** This course is also appropriate for students applying for the director’s credential through the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF).

Note: EEC2523 Early Childhood Organizational Leadership and Management  is offered for students seeking to satisfy the five-year renewal for the director’s credential through DCF.

 


Contact Information

For more information contact Admissions & Enrollment Services by phone (850) 201-8555, fax (850) 201-8474 or e-mail enrollment@tcc.fl.edu.

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