Child Care & Early Education A.A.S.

Degree Name: Child Care & Early Education A.A.S.
Degree or Program: Child Care & Early Education
Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Description:
This program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to dare for and teach children from birth to age 8. Child care professionals promote the social, emotional, cognitive, language, and physical growth of young children  by guiding and supervising them through a variety of developmentally appropriate experiences.
General Education Requirements: 24-25
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
Mathematics MAT 105 or 
MAT 108 or
MAT 121

Applied Math or 
Understanding K-8 Math
Intermediate Algebra

3-4

Communication ENG 101
ENG 102 or
ENG 115 or
ENG 125
SPE 101

English Composition I
English Composition II or
Technical Writing or
Business Writing 
Oral Communications 

3
3


3

Social Science

HIS 101 or
HIS 102 or
HIS 115 or
POL 101 or
POL 102

US History to 1877 or
US History since 1877 or
US History since 1945 or
American Government or
State & Local Government

3

Natural Science

Any BIO, CHM, or PHY

3
Humanities Any Humanities (ART 101 or MUS 111 preferred) 3
Elective Any Elective 3
CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS MUST INCLUDE: 39
CDC 101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
CDC 102 Creative Activities and Play for Young Children 3
CDC 103 Literacy & Literature for Young Children 3
  CDC 104 Principles of Early Childhood Curriculum 3
CDC 105 Early Childhood Practicum I 2
CDC 107 Introduction to Young Children with Special Needs 3
CDC 109 Early Childhood Practicum I Seminar 1
CDC 112 Child Growth & Development I:Prenatal through Early Childhood 3
CDC 113 Child Growth & Development II: Birth through Adolescence 3
CDC 201 Cognitive Activities and STEM for Young Children 3
CDC 203 Early Childhood Practicum II 2
CDC 205 Children, Families, & Communities 3
CDC 206 Early Childhood Practicum III 2
CDC 208 Nutrition, Health, & Safety of Children 3
CDC 209 Early Childhood Practicum II Seminar 1
CDC 210 Early Childhood Practicum III Seminar            1
Elective Courses in Child Care (choose one) 3
CDC 106 Experiences in Early Childhood Education 1-3
CDC 108 Infant & Toddler Development and Curriculum 3
CDC 202 Music & Movement for Young Children 3
CDC 204 Management of Early Childhood Programs 3
CDC 207 Curriculum & Materials for Young Children with Special Needs 3
TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS 66-67

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Program Contact

Linda Estes
636-922-8669
lestes@stchas.edu

Office Coordinator

Phyllis Marchand
636-922-8496
phyllis_marchand@stchas.edu

Office Info

Office Hours

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday

Office Location

Social Sciences Building, Room 1104

Office Phone Number

636-922-8496