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Caregiver Services - Early Childhood A.A.S.

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The Caregiver Services - Early Childhood major prepares individuals to work with children in a variety of settings including daycare centers, preschool programs, home childcare, and schools. Students learn to plan activities that promote the physical, cognitive, social, and psychological development of children. The major has two options: a pre-school program option that focuses on education and a family childcare option that incorporates business management into the curriculum.cschild

In addition to the AAS degree plan, listed below are other options to obtain education and credentials for the early childhood career field.:

Please contact the program advisor, Brandi Rudland, for additional information regarding these programs via email at: brandi.rudland@dakotacollege.edu

Careers:

 

*Information taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Curriculum:

The AAS program curriculum is listed below in the recommended sequence. Courses offered by DCB are linked to pages providing additional information about the courses such as prerequisites, course objectives, semesters offered, etc.

Semester 1
Course Number Course Title SH Semester Campus
EC 210 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3 Fall DCB





EC 211 Pre-Professional Experience 2 Spring DCB





EDUC 102 Interpersonal Skills Development 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3 Fall, Spring DCB





ENGL 110 or COMM 110 College Composition I or Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





Program Electives Consult Planning Form 3-4 Fall, Spring DCB





 
Semester 2
EC 209 Learning Environments for Children 3 Summer DCB





SPED 101 or SPED 110 Intro to Developmental Disabilities or Intro to Exceptional Children 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





Arts/Humanities Elective/Social Science Elective   3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





HPER 100 Concepts of Wellness & Fitness 2 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





CSCI 101 Introduction to Computers 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





Program Electives Consult Planning Form 6-7 Fall, Spring DCB





 
Semester 3
EC 233 Pre-K Methods & Materials 3 Fall, Spring DCB





EC 238 Home, School, & Community Relations 3 Fall, Spring DCB





PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





HPER 210 First Aid/CPR 1 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





Lab Science Elective BIOL 115/BIOL 124/ CHEM 115 4 Fall, Spring DCB





 
Semester 4
EC 213 Language & Literacy in ECE 3 Fall DCB





Math Elective BOTE 108, MATH 102, MATH 103 3 Fall, Spring DCB





HPER 217 Personal & Community Health 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





Program Electives Consult Planning Form 3-4 Fall, Spring DCB





EC 297 Co-op. Education - Caregiver Services - Child 1-6 Fall, Spring DCB





CARS 105 Job Search 1 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





Be Advised:

 

 

 

 

Administrative Assistant

Brandi Rudland

brandi.rudland@dakotacollege.edu

701-228-5604

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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