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Early Childhood Education

Early childhood education (ECE; also nursery education) is a branch of education theory which relates to the teaching of young children (formally and informally) up until the age of about eight. Infant/toddler education, a subset of early childhood education, denotes the education of children from birth to age two.

Students looking to pursue a career working with young children should consider a formal education program in early childhood education. This highly-specialized degree program covers both basic and advanced topics regarding childhood learning developments, and is even required of some educators to gain employment in related professions.



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Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) - Early Childhood Education



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Listed below are programs of study offered by Norco College and requirements for specific certificates and degrees. Students are encouraged to meet with a counselor for individual education planning.

Any request for a course substitution or waiver may be discussed with a counselor and must be submitted for approval to the Admissions and Records Office.

NOTE: Students wanting to transfer to a university may reference course transferability through www.assist.org.

For complete degree & certificate information, including required coursework listings, please consult the current College Catalog.


2017-18:
Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Education
31 UNIT CERTIFICATE - 60 UNIT ASSOCIATE DEGREE
The EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION certificate provides a comprehensive overview of the concepts needed to excel and grow as a teacher. The certificate will explore concepts such as developmental theory, the art of observing and designing appropriate curriculum, health and safety, collaboration between the home and the school, and the three main domains of development.
Program Costs and Gainful Employment Disclosure
Early Childhood Education: Assistant Teacher Early Childhood Education: Assistant Teacher
6 UNIT CERTIFICATE
The ASSISTANT TEACHER certificate is the first step to becoming a teacher. It will give you the qualifications you need to obtain a position where you can care for and assist in the development and instruction of children in a child development program. In just two classes you could be working with young children and starting your career in Early Childhood Education.
Early Childhood Education: Intervention Assistant Early Childhood Education: Intervention Assistant
34 UNIT CERTIFICATE - 60 UNIT ASSOCIATE DEGREE
The EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTION ASSISTANT program is appropriate for students interested in working as an assistant or a paraprofessional in early intervention, early childhood special education, and community child development programs serving children with special needs. In addition to theoretical principles, the curriculum offers practical skills and onsite training that will prepare students for employment in the field of Early Childhood Intervention.
Program Costs and Gainful Employment Disclosure
Early Childhood Education: Twelve Core Units Early Childhood Education: Twelve Core Units
12 UNIT CERTIFICATE
The TWELVE CORE UNITS certificate will qualify you to be an Associate Teacher in the State of California. With this certificate you will be able to provide services in the care, development, and instruction of children in a childcare or child development program. You will also be able to supervise an assistant in the classroom. Completing the Twelve Core Units is often referred to as completing the 4 core, or the 4 classes that form the foundation for all future studies in Early Childhood Education.


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