2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
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2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Early Childhood Education - AAS

Progression Plan - Early Childhood Education AAS  


The Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education prepares the student to enter the early care and education profession as a highly skilled teacher of birth-preschool, serve as a paraprofessional in a public school, or to transfer to a bachelor degree program.

Credit Hours Required: 60

Note: A current Arizona fingerprint clearance card is required for students working in the Del E. Webb Family Enrichment Center. A current card in Pediatric First Aid and Safety will be required for graduation.



AAS General Education Requirements (19 credits)

Note: For Arts & Humanities AND/OR Social & Behavioral Sciences choose from the approved options except ECE 210 or ECE 234, which will be applied to Program Requirements (below).

Note: 1 Select from two different prefixes

Program Requirements (41 credits)

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Early Childhood Education Degree program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Build strong relationships with families through understanding, respect and valuing the characteristics of both the families and their communities.
  2. Articulate historical perspectives, as well as current trends, in the field of Early Childhood Education.
  3. Apply relationship-based proactive strategies to promote pro-social development of young children, aged birth through 8 years.
  4. Identify strategies to plan and implement instructional practices to promote literacy in children birth-age eight.
  5. Use formal and informal observation techniques to document the development and learning in young children.
  6. Provide opportunities and environments that support the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, language and creative development and learning in children birth-age eight.
  7. Model leadership, advocacy and management skills in the field of early care and education.
  8. Apply ethical and professional standards that emphasize reflective practices in working with young children, parents, other professionals and self.
  9. Implement basic health, safety, and nutritional practices with young children as required by regulation.