Early Childhood Education


Early Childhood EducationThe 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.

 

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.

 Program Learning Outcomes

• Evaluate the needs, the characteristics, and the multiple influences on development of children birth to age eight as related to high quality care and education of young children.
• Design, implement, and evaluate environments and activities that support positive, developmental play and learning outcomes for all children.
• Apply effective guidance and interaction strategies that support all children's social learning, identity, and self-confidence.
• Develop strategies that promote partnerships between programs, teachers, families, and their communities.
• Demonstrate ethical standards and professional behaviors that deepen understanding, knowledge, and commitment to the early childhood profession.


Degrees 

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.

A. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
See current catalog for details.

B. REQUIRED COURSES
40 units distributed as follows:

1. 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)

2. Two courses selected from the following (8 units):
ECE 109 Language and Literacy for Young Children (4)
ECE 120 Creative Experiences for Young Children (4)
ECE 121 Math and Science Experiences for Young Children (4)
ECE 125 Positive Child Guidance (4)
ECE 127 Infants and Toddlers: Development and Care (4)
ECE 129 The Exceptional Child (4)
ECE 203 Administration I: Programs in Early Childhood Education (4)
ECE 204 Administration II: Personnel and Leadership in Early Childhood Education (4)
ECE 205 Administration III: Adult Supervision and Mentoring in Early Care Education (4)

C. ELECTIVE UNITS to bring the total to 90.

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.


Certificate

The Early Childhood Education certificate is designed to prepare students for employment as aides, teachers, directors, and entrepreneurs in preschools, child care centers (including infant/toddler facilities), and family child care programs. Courses are also appropriate for parents, nannies, camp counselors, recreation leaders, elementary teaching assistants, social service and health care practitioners, administrators and others working with young children.

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)

 View Pathway to Completion - Certificate of Achievement

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Gainful Employment

Success


Completion

12 Months

Graduation Rate

N/A

Job Placement Rate

N/A

Related Occupations

• Childcare Workers

• Nannies

 

Financing


Cost of On Campus Living

N/A

Costs Tuition and Fees

$1,016

Books and Supplies

$1,854

Financing Options

• Federal Student Loans = N/A

• Private Loans = N/A

• Institutional Loans = N/A

 

Credential Code: 1, TOP Code:130500, CIP Code: 19.0709, Standard Occupational Classification(SOC): 39-9011.00