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Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education Program

DESCRIPTION

The Early Childhood Education Associate in Science Degree program provides theoretical and practical experiences for preparation to work as an Early Childhood Education Director, responsible for the care and education of young children, management of personnel, finances, and facilities of an early childhood education program.  The certificate prepares graduates to become childcare teachers.

The Early Childhood Education program seeks students who have a strong desire to nurture and care.  Successful completion of this program satisfies New Hampshire Childcare Bureau of Licensing requirements for certification as a childcare director or teacher. This program also provides an ideal preparation for those students wishing to continue their education on the baccalaureate level

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION DEGREE

 

First Year
Fall Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
EDU2100L Teaching with Technology 3 0 3
ECE1210L     Growth and Development of the Young Child 3 0 3
ECE1230L     Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3 0 3
ENGL1200L College Composition 3 0 3
ESNT1200L College Essentials 1 0 1
  Mathematics Elective 3 0 3
  Total 16 0 16
 

First Year
Spring Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ECE1220L Curriculum Development in Early Childhood 3 0 3
ECE1240L Health, Nutrition and Safety in Child Care 3 0 3
HSV1260L Learning and Behavior 3 0 3
PSYC1250L Introduction to Psychology 3 0 3
  Science Elective with Lab 3 2 4
  Total 15 2 16
 

Second Year
Fall Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ECE1260L Infant/Toddler Development 3 0 3
ECE1610L Early Childhood Education Practicum I 2 9 5
ECE2160L Young Children’s Special Needs 3 0 3
SOSC2350L Children, Youth and Families 3 0 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3 0 3
  Total 14 9 17
 

Second Year
Spring Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ECE2610L     Early Childhood Education Practicum II 2 9 5
PHIL2270L Ethical Issues 3 0 3
  Early Childhood Electives 6 0 6
  Literature Elective 3 0 3
  Total 14 9 17

Total Credits: 66

ECE elective options include: ECE2240L, ECE2310L, ECE2250L and ECE2300L

Literature elective options include: ENGL2230L, ENGL2240L, ENGL2500L, ENGL2540L, ENGL2550L, ENGL2560L, ENGL2570L

ASSOCIATE TEACHER CERTIFICATE

This certificate program satisfies New Hampshire Childcare Bureau of Licensing requirements for childcare worker certification.

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ECE1210L Growth and Development of the Young Child 3 0 3
ECE1240L Health, Nutrition and Safety in Child Care 3 0 3
ECE1260L Infant/Toddler Development 3 0 3
ESNT1200L College Essentials 1 0 1
  Total 10 0 10

Total Credits: 10

LEAD TEACHER CERTIFICATE

This certificate program satisfies New Hampshire Childcare Bureau of Licensing requirements for teacher and childcare worker certification.

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ECE1210L Growth and Development of the Young Child 3 0 3
ECE1220L Curriculum Development in Early Childhood 3 0 3
ECE1230L Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3 0 3
ECE1240L Health, Nutrition and Safety in Child Care 3 0 3
ECE1260L Infant/Toddler Development 3 0 3
ECE1610L Early Childhood Education Practicum I 2 9 5
ESNT1200L College Essentials 1 0 1
  Total 18 9 21

Total Credits: 21

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ADVANCED CERTIFICATE

This certificate provides a successful pathway to the Associate in Science Degree in Early Childhood.

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ECE1210L Growth and Development of the Young Child 3 0 3
ECE1220L Curriculum Development in Early Childhood 3 0 3
ECE1230L Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3 0 3
ECE1240L Health, Nutrition and Safety in Child Care 3 0 3
ECE1260L Infant/Toddler Development 3 0 3
ECE1260L Early Childhood Education Practicum I 2 9 5
ECE2240L Math and Science in Early Childhood 3 0 3
OR        
ECE2310L Early Literacy Development 3 0 3
ENGL1200L College Composition 3 0 3
ESNT1200L College Essentials 1 0 1
  Literature Elective 3 0 3
  Total 27 9 30

Total Credits: 30

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Lakes Region Community College

Undergraduate certificate in Associate Teacher  

Program Length: 1 year

Students graduating on time

N/A* of Title IV students complete the program within 1 year 
*Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Program Costs*

$2,200 for in-state tuition and fees
$4,880 for out-of-state tuition and fees
$700 for books and supplies

Other Costs

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*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion.
Note that this information is subject to change.

Students Borrowing Money

The typical graduate leaves with

N/A* in debt 
*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The typical monthly loan payment

N/A* per month in student loans with an interest rate of N/A*. 
*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Graduates who got jobs

N/A* of program graduates got jobs
*We are not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

Program graduates are employed in the following fields:

Licensure Requirements 

Program meets licensure requirements in:
New Hampshire
 
Additional Information
Date Created 3/30/2018
These disclosures are required by the U.S. Department of Education
 
 

Lakes Region Community College

Undergraduate certificate in Lead Teacher  

Program Length: 1 year

Students graduating on time

N/A* of Title IV students complete the program within 1 year 
*Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Program Costs*

$4,596 for in-state tuition and fees
$10,224 for out-of-state tuition and fees
$1,225 for books and supplies

Other Costs

Visit website for more program cost information
*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion.
Note that this information is subject to change.

Students Borrowing Money

The typical graduate leaves with

N/A* in debt 
*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The typical monthly loan payment

N/A* per month in student loans with an interest rate of N/A*. 
*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Graduates who got jobs

N/A* of program graduates got jobs
*We are not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

Program graduates are employed in the following fields:

Licensure Requirements 

Program meets licensure requirements in:
New Hampshire
 
Additional Information
Date Created 3/30/2018
These disclosures are required by the U.S. Department of Education

Lakes Region Community College

Undergraduate certificate in Early Childhood Education Advanced  

Program Length: 1 year

Students graduating on time

N/A* of Title IV students complete the program within 1 year 
*Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Program Costs*

$6,520 for in-state tuition and fees
$14,560 for out-of-state tuition and fees
$1,750 for books and supplies

Other Costs

Visit website for more program cost information
*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion.
Note that this information is subject to change.

Students Borrowing Money

The typical graduate leaves with

N/A* in debt 
*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The typical monthly loan payment

N/A* per month in student loans with an interest rate of N/A*. 
*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Graduates who got jobs

N/A* of program graduates got jobs
*We are not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

Program graduates are employed in the following fields:

Licensure Requirements 

Program meets licensure requirements in:
New Hampshire
 
Additional Information
Date Created 3/23/2018
These disclosures are required by the U.S. Department of Education
 
 

 

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