Early Childhood Education

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The Early Childhood Education program at Lake Tahoe Community College offers coursework required by the State of California's Department of Social Services and for licensing by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for the Child Development Permit.

 

 

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The Early Childhood Education degree program at Lake Tahoe Community College is designed to provide students with the knowledge and instruction that will promote their understanding of child development from birth through age eight. Classes will prepare students to understand and successfully interact with children, and to enter a variety of professions serving children and their families. Many of the instructors in this program currently manage their own schools, therefore providing practical information and experience as well as teaching an excellent theoretical basis. Experience in the field is required through coursework to provide a solid and thorough educational experience.

Early Childhood Education 
Classes offered at LTCC meeting California State Licensing and Child Development Permit requirements (All units listed are quarter units):

California State Licensing:
Aide - requires any 9 units of ECE
Teacher - requires 18 ECE units:
ECE/PSY 102
ECE 103
ECE 110
And two of the following curriculum courses:
ECE 109, ECE 120, ECE 121

Child Development Permit (Educational requirements):
Assistant - 9 units of ECE
Associate Teacher - 18 ECE units:
ECE/PSY 102
ECE 103
ECE 110
And any two of the following curriculum courses:
ECE 109, 120, or 121
Teacher - Core ECE units:
ECE/PSY 102
ECE 103
ECE 110
And any combination of the following to equal 36 units:
ECE 100, 101, 109, 120, 121, 125, 127, 129, 205
202, 203, and 204, as well as 24 general education units.
Site Supervisor - Associate Degree (or 90 units) with 36 units
of ECE including:
ECE/PSY 102; ECE 103, ECE 203, 204, and 205
and any curriculum course ECE 109, 110, 120 or 121), as 
well as 24 general education units.

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To obtain the Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer degree, students must complete the following: 
1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the 
following:
(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education -Breadth Requirements.
(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

A. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
See current catalog for details.

B. REQUIRED COURSES
32 units distributed as follows:

All courses from the following (32 units):
ECE 100 Health, Safety, and Nutrition for Young Children (4)
ECE 101 Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children (4)
ECE 102/PSY 102 Child and Adolescent Growth and Development (4)
ECE 103 Child, Family, and Community (4)
ECE 110 Introduction to Curriculum (4)
ECE 124 Observation and Assessment (4)
ECE 126 Teaching in a Diverse Society (4)
ECE 202 Practicum in Early Childhood Programs: Field Experience (4)

C. ELECTIVE UNITS to bring the total to 90.

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A. REQUIRED COURSES:

All courses from the following (32 units):
ECE 100 Health, Safety, and Nutrition for Young Children (4)
ECE 101 Practices and Principles of Teaching Young Children (4)
ECE 102/PSY 102 Child and Adolescent Growth and Development (4)
ECE 103 Child, Family, and Community (4)
ECE 110 Introduction to Curriculum (4)
ECE 124 Observation and Assessment (4)
ECE 126 Teaching in a Diverse Society (4)
ECE 202 Practicum in Early Childhood Programs: Field Experience (4)

There are A NUMBER OF STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS that you can apply for each spring. Scholarships make it possible to earn money for college that does not ever need to be repaid. While some of LTCC's scholarships are competitive, there is a wide variety available you can apply for for free that are awarded based on all kinds of qualities and interests.

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