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Early Childhood Development - A.A.S. Degree (Career)

Early Childhood Development degree at HCC.
Have a hand in shaping the future of Pre-Kindergarten children.

HCC's Early Childhood Development career programs include an associate degree to train students for work in child care centers at varying levels of employment according to class size and the graduate's age and experience.

As a graduate, you should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate foundational knowledge of the learning process, as well as child and adolescent development, with an emphasis on students with special needs.
  2. Demonstrate foundational knowledge of content including the theories, concepts, and skills central to the discipline or disciplines one intends to teach.
  3. Demonstrate foundational knowledge of teaching practices including construction of engaging learning activities, assessment for and of learning, and the design and maintenance of supportive learning environments.
  4. Engage in ethical reasoning in the educational field.

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