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 major 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, EDU102, EDU103, and EDU113 are open to all students and can be taken as electives. EDU211 and EDU221 are limited to students officially admitted to the program. 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: 16 credits Credits
  COL101: College Seminar 1
  COM101: Introduction to Human Communication 3
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
*♦ EDU101: Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3
  HSC101: Health Concepts
or HSC112: Safety, First Aid, and CPR
  PSY101: Introduction to Psychology I 3

SECOND SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
EDU102: Curriculum for Young Children I 3
EDU103: Curriculum for Young Children II 3
  English Elective 3
  PSY203: Child Psychology 3
  SOC101: Introduction to Sociology 3
  Physical Education 1

THIRD SEMESTER: 15-16 credits Credits
*♦ EDU113: Infants and Toddlers: Programs and Care 3
EDU211: Early Childhood Seminar and Practicum I 3
  HSC114: Group Dynamics 3
  Mathematics Elective 3-4
  Unrestricted Elective 3

FOURTH SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
EDU221: Early Childhood Seminar and Practicum II 4
  PSY213: The Exceptional Child 3
  SOC203: Marriage and the Family 3
  Laboratory Science Elective 4
  Unrestricted Elective 3


* 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.
  NOTE: While students will not be prohibited from pursuing the program, students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal conviction may impede their ability to complete requirements of the program. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact the program coordinator or academic chair. Please refer to the following procedure for additional information.