The May 2017 meeting of the College’s Board of Trustees – originally scheduled for Thursday, May 18th – has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. The next scheduled meeting date for the College’s Board of Trustees is Thursday, June 15, 2017. The time and location for the June 2017 meeting is Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center, 20 East Main Street, Riverhead, New York.

EARLY CHILDHOOD / A.A.S. DEGREE

Ammerman - Eastern - Grant
Hegis Code - 5503, CIP Code - 13.1501

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: EACH-AAS
 

     This curriculum is designed for people who are now working or wish to work with young children. Graduates will be qualified for positions as directors, head teachers or assistants in day care centers, nursery schools and Head Start programs. Graduates are also qualified to be assistants in public and private pre-kindergartens, kindergartens, elementary schools and special education classes. Students who wish to transfer to a four-year college to pursue their New York State teacher certification should pursue the A.S. in Early Childhood. Students are responsible for checking with transfer institutions of their choice to assure the most successful transfer. Classroom instruction is supplemented by observations and practicums in programs serving young children. The Early Childhood program offers both day and evening courses. Students should check both day and evening schedules at each campus for courses offered each semester. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in each Early Childhood course in order to continue in the program and to qualify for graduation. Students will be permitted to repeat a course only once.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

     EDU101 and EDU113 are open to all students and can be taken as electives. Students enrolled in EDU101 during the spring must also take EDU102 or EDU103 (in place of HSC101 if they attend full-time) or they will not be able to complete the Early Childhood sequence within the specified time. Admission to the program is limited to the number of field placements available. Practicum courses require that students travel to a wide variety of early childhood programs throughout Suffolk County. Students cannot be employed by the program at which they are placed and must be available during the day. Fingerprint and background checks may be required at the student's expense.

FIRST SEMESTER: 17 credits Lec. Lab. Cr.
  COL101: College Seminar 1 - 1
  COM101: Introduction to Human Communication 3 - 3
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3 - 3
*♦ EDU101: Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3 - 3
  HSC101: Health Concepts
or HSC112: Safety, First Aid, and CPR
3 - 3
  PSY101: Introduction to Psychology I 3 - 3
  Physical Education - 2 1
         
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 credits Lec. Lab. Cr.
EDU102: Curriculum for Young Children I 3 - 3
EDU103: Curriculum for Young Children II 3 - 3
  English Elective 3 - 3
  PSY203: Child Psychology 3 - 3
  SOC101: Introduction to Sociology 3 - 3
  Physical Education - 2 1
         
THIRD SEMESTER: 15-16 credits Lec. Lab. Cr.
*♦ EDU113: Infants and Toddlers: Programs and Care 3 - 3
EDU211: Early Childhood Seminar and Practicum I 2 3 3
  HSC114: Group Dynamics 3 - 3
  Science or Mathematics Elective 3-4 0-3 3-4
  Unrestricted Elective (1 course) 3 - 3
         
FOURTH SEMESTER: 16-17 credits Lec. Lab. Cr.
EDU221: Early Childhood Seminar and Practicum II 2 6 4
  PSY213: The Exceptional Child 3 - 3
  SOC203: Marriage and the Family 3 - 3
  Science or Mathematics Elective 3-4 0-3 3-4
  Unrestricted Electives (1 course) 3 - 3
         
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 64-66

*Students in the Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies Curriculum may use EDU101 and EDU113 courses only as unrestricted electives.
These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.

REQUIRED CREDIT DISTRIBUTION  
Early Childhood Education 19 credits
English 6 credits
Social Sciences 15 credits
Humanities 3 credits
Health Careers 6 credits
Mathematics/Science 6-8 credits
Unrestricted Elective 6 credits
College Seminar 1 credit 
Physical Education 2 credits