The early childhood development associate degree program prepares individuals for teaching positions in child care facilities, Head Start centers and pre-schools. The program also provides professional training for in-home childcare providers. The curriculum integrates classroom and field experiences to provide the student with the opportunity to apply skills and techniques in fostering the young child’s social, emotional, physical, creative and cognitive growth.

Students must have daytime availability for field placements. All students are required to have a documentation file which includes: a recent medical statement, non-conviction statement, and records check through the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification and the FBI. Students must also show completion of standard first aid, community CPR, common childhood illness recognition, and child abuse and neglect training through additional college courses or approved community providers.

This program is approved by the Ohio Department of Education for the Pre-Kindergarten Associate License.

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