Early Childhood

The Early Childhood curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

Course work includes childhood growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with families and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/ motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children.

Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school-age programs.

The Education Department of Haywood Community college is dedicated to developing high-quality graduates in the field of early childhood education. We offer an associates degree and certificate in Early Childhood Education, plus four different career study areas: the Early Childhood Education Tract, the Administration Tract, the Special Education Tract, and the College Transfer Tract.

Haywood Community College is one of the few institutions in the state of North Carolina to offer the entire Early Childhood Education curriculum online.

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