Early Childhood Education
The overview information refers to both the Early Childhood Education Fundamentals and Early Childhood Education Curriculum certificates and the Associate of Applied Science: Early Childhood Educaton degree unless otherwise noted.
The Early Childhood Education Fundamentals and the Early Childhood Education Curriculum certificates are both related to the Early Childhood Education Associate of Applied Science degree, and as such, all course work completed for the certificates may be applied to completion of the AAS degree.
Students entering the ECE Program must demonstrate through transcripted record or by appropriate NEXT GENERATION ACCUPLACER test scores the following academic abilities, or higher:
ECE Fundamentals certificate: placement into RD 115 and WR 115
ECE Curriculum certificate: completion of RD 115 with a grade of "C" or higher and placement into WR 115
Early Childhood Education AAS degree: completion of RD 115 with a grade of "C" or higher, placement into WR 115, and placement into MTH 65 or MTH 98.
Students must earn a "C" or better in all the required ECE, HEC, and HE courses.
Criminal Background Check
All CGCC students in the Early Childhood Education Program must pass a criminal background check and be enrolled in the Central Background Registry before they are eligible to complete their practicum hours in an early care and education facility.
If you believe that your criminal history may interfere with your ability to complete the program of study, you should contact the appropriate state board or program director.
All practicum and seminar courses are graded as Pass ("P") or No Pass ("NP"). To earn a passing grade, students must demonstrate their ability to meet all practicum competencies. Students may retake classes up to three times in order to meet the grade requirement.
To be considered for practicum, students must:
- be enrolled in the Oregon Child Care Division, Central Background Registry
- submit verification of measles immunization
- submit verification TB Skin Test
- hold a valid Food Handler's Certificate
- hold current Infant/Child First Aid & CPR Card
- complete Recognizing and Reporting Child Care and Abuse (RRCAN)
- complete Introduction to Child Care Health and Safety (ICCHS)
- complete Safe Sleep for Oregon's Infants (SS)
- complete Prevention is Better Than Treatment (PBTT)
Costs associated with the required practicum documentation are the sole responsibility of the student.
|ECE 101||Exploring the ECE Field||1|
|ECE 120||Introduction to Early Childhood Education||3|
|ECE 121||Guidance & Classroom Management: Birth to Age 8||3|
|ECE 122||Environments & Curriculum: Birth to Age 8||4|
|ECE 124||Anti-Bias Practices||3|
|ECE 126||Early Childhood Development: Birth to Age 8||3|
|ECE 130A||Practicum Orientation||2|
|ECE 130B||Practicum Seminar 1||1|
|ECE 130C||Practicum Seminar 2||1|
|ECE 134||Practicum 1||2|
|ECE 135||Practicum 2||2|
|ECE 177||Multi-age Groups||1|
|ECE 179||Child Portfolios in ECE||1|
|ECE 185||Field Trips in Early Childhood||1|
|ECE 187||Cooking Experiences for Young Children||1|
|ECE 188||Block Play and Woodworking for Young Children||1|
|ECE 200||Professionalism & Advocacy||3|
|ECE 221||Observation, Documentation & Assessment||3|
|ECE 222||Resilience & Wellness for Educators||3|
|ECE 223||Supporting Dual Language Learners: Birth to Age 8||3|
|ECE 232||S.T.E.A.M: Birth to Age 8||3|
|ECE 234||Inclusion of Children with Special Needs||3|
|ECE 235||Art, Music & Movement: Birth to Age 8||3|
|ECE 236||Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Education||3|
|ECE 237||Trauma-Informed Care and Education: Birth to Age 8||3|
|ECE 238||Administration of ECE Programs||3|
|HE 262||Children's Health, Nutrition & Safety||3|
|HEC 201||Family-Teacher Partnerships and Community Connections||3|
|HEC 226||Child Development||4|