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  1. Education and Human Services /navigating-college/education-and-human-services
  2. Early Childhood Education /instruction/programs-of-study/early-childhood-education
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    The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

    Coursework includes child 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.

    naeyc accredited early childhood higher education program

    The AAS in Early Childhood Degree Program at Haywood Community College is accredited by the Commission on Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1313 L Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005. (800) 424-2460 ext. 8007.  The accreditation term runs from July 2015 through July 2022. View our accreditation reports.

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  3. EDU-119 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education (Spring 2021, Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Fall 2020, Fall 2020)
    Lecture: 4 (Total: 4)

    This course introduces the foundations of early childhood education, the diverse educational settings for young children, professionalism and planning intentional developmentally appropriate experiences for each child. Topics include theoretical foundations, national early learning standards, NC Foundations for Early Learning and Development, state regulations, program types, career options, professionalism, ethical conduct, quality inclusive environments, and curriculum responsive to the needs of each child/family. Upon completion, students should be able to design a career/professional development plan, appropriate environments, schedules, and activity plans.

  4. EDU-262 - Early Childhood Administration II (Spring 2021, Fall 2020)
    Lecture: 3 (Total: 3)

    This course focuses on advocacy/leadership, public relations/community outreach and program quality/evaluation for diverse early childhood programs. Topics include program evaluation/accreditation, involvement in early childhood professional organizations, leadership/mentoring, family, volunteer and community involvement and early childhood advocacy. Upon completion, students should be able to define and evaluate all components of early childhood programs, develop strategies for advocacy and integrate community into programs.

  5. EDU-261 - Early Childhood Administration I (Spring 2021, Fall 2020)
    Lecture: 3 (Total: 3)

    This course introduces principles and practices essential to preparing and supporting child care administrators. Topics include program philosophy, policies and procedures, NC Child Care Law and Rules, business planning, personnel and fiscal management, and NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct Supplement for Early Childhood Program Administration. Upon completion, students should be able to articulate a developmentally appropriate program philosophy, locate current state licensing regulations, analyze a business plan and examine comprehensive program policies and procedures.

  6. Early Childhood Education /instruction/health-and-human-services/early-childhood-education
  7. HCC’s Early Childhood Education Program Listed as One of Nation’s Best Online Programs /news/2013-09-05/hccs-early-childhood-education-program-listed-as-one-of-nations-best-online-programs
    Pictured left to right are Tijwana Walker and JoAnne Whaley, both from Greensboro, at the 2013 graduation ceremony. Both students finished the Early Childhood Education program. HCC’s program is completely online, allowing students to study whenever their schedule allows. The HCC Early Childhood program was named one of the nation’s best online Early Childhood Programs in the nation according to BestOnlineColleges.org for 2013-2014.
  8. EDU-284 - Early Childhood Capstone Practicum (Fall 2020, Spring 2021)
    Lecture: 1, Lab: 9 (Total: 4)

    This course is designed to allow students to demonstrate acquired skills in a three star (minimum) or NAEYC accredited or equivalent, quality early childhood environment. Emphasis is placed on designing, implementing and evaluating developmentally appropriate activities and environments for all children; supporting/engaging families; and modeling reflective and professional practices based on national and state guidelines. Upon completion, students should be able to apply NC Foundations for Early Learning and Development to demonstrate developmentally appropriate plans/assessments, appropriate guidance techniques and ethical/professional behaviors, including the use of appropriate technology, as indicated by assignments and onsite faculty assessments.

  9. HCC Ranked Number Six in US for Most Affordable Online Early Childhood Education Degrees /news/2014-07-18/hcc-ranked-number-six-in-us-for-most-affordable-online-early-childhood-education-degrees
    Haywood Community College was recently ranked by OnlineU as number six in the nation for 2014 for the most affordable colleges for online early education degrees. Pictured is current Early Childhood Education student Tra Manuel working in the college’s Regional Center for the Advancement of Children.
  10. Early Childhood Administration /instruction/programs-of-study/early-childhood-administration
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    Admission to this certificate requires that students satisfy the course prerequisite requirements.  Students may satisfy the requirements by successful completion of the Accuplacer exam or completion of the following courses:  DRE-097 and DRE-098.

    This curriculum prepares individuals pursuing administrating roles in diverse child care settings to effectively work with children, families, and teachers.  The certificate is composed of learning opportunities in developmental theories, competency and evidence-based professional knowledge, administrative skills, and leadership qualities.

    Coursework includes foundations in early childhood education, physical/nutritional needs of young children, safety issues in the care of young children; communication and leadership skills with teachers, families, and children; programming and staffing, budgeting/financial management and marketing, and rules and regulations of early childhood programs.

    Employment opportunities include entrepreneurship and/or management of child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Early Head Start and Head Start programs, and other programs.


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  11. Co-Ops Help Students Bring Learning to Life /news/2009-03-24/co-ops-help-students-bring-learning-to-life
    The co-op experience is a very helpful tool for students in HCC’s Early Childhood Education programs. Most of these classes are now online. As student Shelia Wilke explains, “This is where everything you’ve learned comes to life.”
  12. Fully Online Programs /online-learning/fully-online-programs
  13. Two HCC Students Awarded P.E.O. International Scholarships from the AW Chapter /news/2009-01-14/two-hcc-students-awarded-peo-international-scholarships-from-the-aw-chapter
    Pictured left to right are Gerry Reiff, Philanthropic Educational Organization Chapter AW representative; Mary Ferguson, HCC Horticulture student and scholarship recipient; Misty Justice, HCC Early Childhood Teacher Associate student and scholarship recipient; and Lynn Ebsen, Philanthropic Educational Organization Chapter AW representative. Reiff and Ebsen presented the students with the scholarships recently on the campus of Haywood Community College.
  14. Program and Technical Standards /instruction/technical-standards
  15. Haywood Community College Spotlights Instructor Sarah Mathis in Honor of Black History Month /news/2021-02-12/haywood-community-college-spotlights-instructor-sarah-mathis-in-honor-of-black-history-month
  16. Success Coaches /student-services/success-coaches
  17. Health & Human Services /instruction/health-and-human-services
  18. Regional and Program-specific Accreditations /research-and-institutional-effectiveness/program-accreditation
  19. Contact Us /contact-us
  20. Haywood Community College Recognizes Excellence in Teaching and Master Teacher Award Recipients /news/2021-05-07/haywood-community-college-recognizes-excellence-in-teaching-and-master-teacher-award-recipients