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Family needs and increased focus on appropriate early education for all young children continue to drive the demand for qualified professionals in early childhood education. Early childhood educators are responsible for planning daily routines and curriculum and utilizing community resources to enrich programs and support the needs of children and their families. The ECDE graduate is employed as a pre-kindergarten teacher, Head Start teacher, preschool/childcare administrator, nanny, infant/toddler caregiver, or family childcare provider.

The Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE) program is approved by the Ohio Department of Education to offer the Pre-Kindergarten Associate Teaching license. This license qualifies holders for pre-kindergarten positions in a variety of early childhood settings, including Head Start, public school preschool, inclusive settings for children with special needs, as well as part-day and full-day childcare programs. The ECDE course of study exceeds the requirements for staff as outlined in the revised Ohio Child Day Care Licensing Rules. The ECDE program is also NAEYC accredited.

Upon completion of the Associate Degree in Early Childhood Development and Education, the graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of theories of human growth, development, and learning related to children, birth to age eight
  • Plan appropriate learning experiences for individuals, as well as groups of young children, in inclusive settings
  • Demonstrate a competent, respectful, nurturing teaching style to meet children’s needs
  • Develop appropriate educational practices for young children that foster the growth of skills in problem solving, decision-making, critical thinking, communication, and emerging literacy
  • Use appropriate teaching strategies to address individual differences in developmental levels, culture, and learning styles
  • Recognize and respect unique characteristics of families and demonstrate appropriate strategies to support and address family needs
  • Demonstrate a variety of strategies to evaluate children’s growth and development in cooperation with parents and related professionals
  • Design a physically safe environment to facilitate children’s independence and competence through constructive experiences
  • Demonstrate knowledge of content areas and familiarity with Ohio Department of Education pre-kindergarten standards
  • Reflect and evaluate one’s professional, interdisciplinary role as teacher, team member, lifelong learner, and advocate for children and families.

Specific Program Admissions Information

Listed below are additional requirements for formal admission to Early Childhood Development and Education (Pre-ECDE student requirements):

  • High school graduate or GED equivalency
  • Placement into ENGL 1100 Composition I or completion of ENGL 0190 Introduction to Composition
  • Completion of the following 6 courses with grade of “C” or above:
    ECDE 1101 Early Childhood Guidance & Curriculum
    ECDE 1105 Social Emotional Development & Curriculum
    ECDE 1108 Creative Curriculum
    ECDE 1109 Language & Literacy
    ECDE 2010 Infant and Toddler Curriculum
    PSY 2261 Child Development
  • 2.0 or higher Non-Tech GPA and 2.0 or higher Tech GPA

Early Childhood Aide Certificate

This is an 18 credit hour program for students who have a developmental disability. Course work is adapted to a fifth grade reading level. The curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work as an assistant / aide in an early childhood program. Students participate in two clinical practicum experiences in a variety of early childhood settings. An interview with the Certificate Coordinator is required prior to acceptance into the certificate program.

Early Childhood Development and Education Associate Degree

Semester 1 . .
ECDE 1101 Early Childhood Guidance & Curriculum 4
ECDE 1105 Social Emotional Development & Curriculum 3
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar 1
ENGL 1100 Composition I 3
PSY 1100 Introduction to Psychology 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 14
Semester 2 . .
ECDE 1108 Creative Curriculum 3
ECDE 1109 Language & Literacy Experiences 3
ECDE 2010 Infant Toddler Curriculum 3
MATH 1104 Mathematical Concepts for Business 3
PSY 2261 Child Development 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
Summer Semester . .
ECDE 2910 Practicum I Infants & Toddlers 2
ECDE 2014 Cognitive Curriculum 3
EDUC 2210 Introduction to Education 3
NAT XXXX Refer to GE-Natural Science list I 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 11
Semester 3 . .
ECDE 2920 Practicum II: Preschool 2
ECDE 2012 Families, Communities & Schools 3
ECDE 2021 Org & Prof Leadership in Early Childhood Programs 3
ECDE XXXX Technical Elective 1
EDUC 2220 Educational Technology 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
Semester 4 . .
ECDE 2930* Practicum III: Preschool or ECDE 2932 or ECDE 2933 2
ECDE 2099 ECDE Capstone 1
HUM XXXX Refer to GE-HUM list 3
PSY 2200 Educational Psychology 3
PSY 2245 Children with Exceptionalities 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS . 64

Technical Electives

The following courses are approved for technical elective requirements:

ECDE 2105 Best Practice Inclusive Early Childhood 1
ECDE 2107 Media Resources 1
ECDE 2109 Phonics & the Structure of Language 4
ECDE 2111 Playing with the Arts 1
ECDE 2294 ECDE Contemporary Issues 1 – 5

Approved General Education (GE) List

HUM

GE-ART/HUMANITIES REQUIREMENT (SELECT ONE)

ARCH 2100[History of Architecture[3
HART 1201[History of Art I[3
HART 1202[History of Art II[3
HIST 1111[European History to 1648[3
HIST 1112[European History since 1648[3
HIST 1151[American History to 1877[3
HIST 1152[American History since 1877[3
HIST 2223[African-American History I Before 1877[3
HIST 1181[World Civ I Non Western to 1500[3
HIST 1182[World Civ II Non Western since 1500[3
HIST 2224[African-American History II since 1877[3
HUM 1100[Introduction to Humanities[3
HUM 1270[Comparative Religions[3
MUS 1251[Survey of Music History[3
PHIL 1101[Introduction to Philosophy[3
PHIL 1130[Ethics[3

NAT

GE-NATURAL/PHYSICAL SCIENCES REQUIREMENT (SELECT ONE)

BIO 1111[Introduction to Biology[3
GEOL 1101[Introduction to Earth Science[3
GEOL 1105[Geology and the National Parks[3
GEOL 1151[Natural Disasters[3
ANTH 2200[Introduction to Biological Anthropology[3
GEOG 1900[Weather and Climate[4
GEOG 2300[Physical Geography[3

Early Childhood Aide Certificate

Summer Semester . .
SAHS 1120 Service Delivery 2
ECDE 2294 ECDE Contemporary Issues 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 4
Autumn Semester . .
ECDE 1103 Guidance & Curriculum for Early Childhood Aide 2
ECDE 1106 Language & Literacy for Early Childhood Aide 1
ECDE 2840 Early Childhood Practicum & Seminar I 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 7
Spring Semester . .
ECDE 1104 Social Emotional Dev for Early Childhood Aide 2
ECDE 2107 Media Resources 1
ECDE 2841 Early Childhood Practicum & Seminar II 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 7
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 18

Basic Early Childhood Administrators Certificate*

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Semester 1 . .
ECDE 1101 Early Childhood & Guidance & Curriculum 4
ECDE 1105 Social Emotional Development Curriculum 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 7
Semester 2 . .
ECDE 1108 Creative Curriculum 3
ECDE 2021 Administration & Staff Dynamics 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 6
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 13

*NOTE: With completion of 12 credit hours in ECDE, minimum qualifications to be a childcare administrator by Ohio Child Day Care Licensing Standards will have been met provided the candidate has two years work experience in group care of young children.