Early Childhood Education and Family Studies AAS

Education, Human Services, and Criminal Justice Department | A.A.S. Associate of Applied Science Degree | Two years

Clackamas Community College’s Early Childhood Education and Family Studies program offers the skills you need to succeed in a career in childhood education.

Early childhood education is a rewarding field that is vital in shaping the social, emotional, cognitive, linguistic and physical development of children. At Clackamas Community College, choose the two-year Associate of Applied Science degree and get the skills you need to succeed in a career working with children. Starting at Clackamas Community College is an affordable first-step in transferring to a four-year university. Our early childhood education programs provide one-on-one advising and faculty support, as well as site placement assistance where you'll get real world training in the field. In fact, many of our students go on to full-time employment at their work experience sites after graduation.

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Early Childhood Education and Family Studies AAS

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Early Childhood Education & Family Studies Core Requirements

Complete 3 credits of ECE-280
  • ECE-280
  • Early Childhood Education/CWE
  • 3
 
Complete HDF-140 or SOC-210
  • HDF-140
  • Contemporary American Families
  • 3
  • SOC-210
  • Marriage, Family, & Intimate Relations
  • 4
 
Complete the following Early Childhood Education &Family Studies Core Requirements
  • ECE-121
  • Observation and Guidance I in ECE Settings
  • 4
  • ECE-150
  • Introduction to Early Childhood Education & Family Studies
  • 3
  • ECE-154
  • Language & Literacy Development
  • 3
  • ECE-177
  • Maximizing the Outdoors in ECE Curriculum
  • 3
  • ECE-179
  • The Professional in Early Childhood Education and Family Studies
  • 2
  • ECE-221
  • Observation & Guidance II in ECE Settings
  • 4
  • ECE-235
  • Nutrition, Music & Movement in Early Childhood Education
  • 3
  • ECE-239
  • Helping Children and Families Cope With Stress
  • 3
  • ECE-240
  • Environments and Curriculum Planning
  • 3
  • ECE-241
  • Environments and Curriculum Planning: Infants and Toddlers
  • 3
  • ECE-289
  • The Project Approach in Early Childhood Education
  • 1
  • ECE-291
  • Practicum II
  • 4
  • ECE-292
  • Practicum III
  • 4
  • ED-100
  • Introduction to Education
  • 3
  • ED-114
  • Instructional Strategies in Math & Science
  • 3
  • ED-169
  • Overview of Students With Special Needs
  • 3
  • ED-246
  • School, Family & Community Relations
  • 4
  • ED-254
  • Instructional Strategies for Dual Language Learners
  • 3
  • HDF-225
  • Prenatal, Infant & Toddler Development
  • 3
  • HDF-247
  • Preschool Child Development
  • 3
  • HDF-260
  • Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect
  • 4
 

Computation Related Instruction

Complete MTH-050 or MTH-065 or MTH-098
  • MTH-050
  • Technical Mathematics I
  • 4
  • MTH-065
  • Algebra II
  • 4
  • MTH-098
  • College Math Foundations
  • 4
 

Communication Related Instruction

Complete WR-101 or WR-121
  • WR-101
  • Communication Skills: Occupational Writing
  • 3
  • WR-121
  • English Composition
  • 4
 

Human Relations Related Instruction

Complete ED-258
  • ED-258
  • Multicultural Education
  • 3
 

PE/Health/Safety Related Instruction

Complete 2-3 credits. Please refer to page 82 of the catalog for a list of approved Related Instruction Courses.
 

Program Electives

Complete 6 credits of Early Childhood Education & Family Studies Program Electives. Please refer to the catalog for a complete list of Early Childhood Education & Family Studies Program electives.
 
Total Credits Required: 90-93

Featured Student

Dylan Levrets

“What I love most about CCC’s Head Start program is how much every single teacher puts heart and soul into loving the children and caring about their learning outcomes.

"These are incredibly amazing and dedicated teachers who guide each and every child in learning life skills and developing emotionally and socially, helping them to become kindergarten ready.”