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The Allan Hancock College Early Childhood Studies Program offers associate in science degrees in the following:

Early Childhood Studies: General

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A major of 39 units is required for the associate in science degree. Required core courses (33 units):

ECS 100 Child Growth & Development 3 units
ECS 101 Child, Family, and Community 3 units
ECS 102 Child, Health, Safety and Nutrition 3 units
ECS 104 Principles and Practices 3 units
ECS 105 Observation and Assessment 3 units
ECS 106 Introduction to EC Curriculum 3 units
ECS 115 Caring for Infants and Toddlers 3 units
ECS 116 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3 units
ECS 118 Practicum: Preschool 3 units
ECS 119 Practicum: Infant/Toddler 3 units
ECS 122 Positive Child Guidance 3 units
     
  Plus a minimum of 6 units selected from the following:  
ECS 112 The Preschool Child With Special Needs 3 units
ECS 113 Early Infant Intervention 3 units
ECS 114 Parent/Child Relationships 3 units
ECS 117 Teaching the Bilingual/Bicultural Child 3 units
ECS 125 Curriculum for School-age Children 3 units
ECS 303 Introduction to Blackboard and Child Development Research 1 units
ECS 310 Art for Young Children .5 units
ECS 311 Creating Learning Materials .5 units
ECS 312 Music Activities for Young Children .5 units
FCS/FSN 109 Basic Nutrition for Health 3 units
  or  
FSN 110 Nutrition Science 3 units
ENGL 137 Children's Literature 3 units
SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish 5 units

Early Childhood Studies: Elementary Education

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A major of 42 units is required for the associate in science degree. Required core courses (39 units):
ECS 100 Child Growth and Development 3 units
ECS 101 Child, Family, and Community 3 units
ECS 104 Principles and Practices 3 units
ECS 105 Observation and Assessment 3 units
ECS 106 Introduction to EC Curriculum 3 units
ECS 116 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3 units
ECS 117 Teaching the Bilingual/Bicultural Child 3 units
ECS 118 Practicum: Preschool 3 units
ECS 119 Practicum: Infant/Toddler 3 units
ECS 125 Curriculum for School-Age Children, 6-12 Years 3 units
ECS 130 Exploring Teaching 3 units
ECS 132 Child Identity and Learning 3 units
ECS/EDUC 133   Technology for Educators 3 units
     
  Plus a minimum of 3 units selected from the following:  
ECS 102 Child Health, Safety and Nutrition 3 units
ECS 122 Positive Child Guidance 3 units
ECS 303 Introduction to Blackboard and Child Development Research 1 units
FCS/FSN 109 Basic Nutrition for Health 3 units
  or  
FSN 110 Nutrition Science 3 units
EMS102 First Aid and Safety Education 3 units
ENGL 137 Children’s Literature 3 units
MUS 110 Music Fundamentals 2 units

Early Childhood Studies: Elementary Education with  Bilingual/Bicultural Emphasis

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A major of 42 units is required for the associate in science degree. Demonstration of proficiency in Spanish and English Required (see note). Required core courses (39 units):
ECS 100 Child Growth and Development 3 units
ECS 101 Child, Family, and Community 3 units
ECS 104 Principles and Practices 3 units
ECS 105 Observation and Assessment 3 units
ECS 106 Introduction to EC Curriculum 3 units
ECS 116 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3 units
ECS 117 Teaching the Bilingual/Bicultural Child 3 units
ECS 118 Practicum: Preschool 3 units
ECS 119 Practicum: Infant/Toddler 3 units
ECS 125 Curriculum for School-Age Children, 6-12 Years 3 units
ECS 130 Exploring Teaching 3 units
ECS 132 Child Identity and Learning 3 units
ECS/EDUC 133  Technology for Educators 3 units
     
  Plus a minimum of 3 units selected from the following:  
ECS 102 Child Health, Safety and Nutrition 3 units
ECS 122 Positive Child Guidance 3 units
ECS 303 Introduction to Blackboard and Child Development Research 1 units
MUS 110 Music Fundamentals 2 units
ENGL 137 Children's Literature 3 units
EMS 102 First Aid and Safety Education 3 units
SPAN 104 Intermediate Spanish 5 units
     
  Note: Proficiency in English may be demonstrated by the completion of English 101 and 102 with grades of "C" or better. Proficiency in Spanish may be demonstrated by the completion of Spanish 104 or a score of 3 or higher on an AP Spanish language exam.

Early Childhood Studies: Preschool/Infant-Toddler Program

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A major of 38 units is required for the associate in science degree. Required core courses (35 units):
ECS 100 Child Growth and Development 3 units
ECS 101 Child, Family, and Community 3 units
ECS 102 Child Health, Safety and Nutrition 3 units
ECS 104 Principles and Practices 3 units
ECS 105 Observation and Assessment 3 units
ECS 106 Introduction to  EC Curriculum 3 units
ECS 111 Supervision and Administration 3 units
ECS 115 Caring for Infants and Toddlers 3 units
ECS 118 Practicum: Preschool 3 units
ECS 119 Practicum: Infant Toddler 3 units
ECS 120 Mentor Teacher and Adult Supervision 2 units
ECS 320 Administration: Staff Leadership 1 units
ECS 321 Administration: Professional Ethics 1 units
ECS 322 Administration: Parents as Partners 1 units
     
  Plus a minimum of 3 units selected from the following:  
ECS 112 The Preschool Child with Special Needs 3 units
ECS 113 Early Infant Intervention 3 units
ECS 114 Parent/Child Relationships 3 units
ECS 117 Teaching the Bilingual/Bicultural Child 3 units
ECS 122 Positive Child Guidance 3 units
ECS 121 Family Child Care Business 2 units
ECS 125 Curriculum for School-age Children 3 units
ECS 303 Introduction to Blackboard and Child Development Research 1 units
BUS 106 Small Business Management 3 units
BUS 107 Human Relations in Business 3 units
ACCT 317 Bookkeeping 3 units
FCS/FSN 109 Basic Nutrition for Health 3 units
  or  
FSN 110 Nutrition Science 3 units

Early Childhood Studies: Special Education

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A major of 41 units is required for the associate in science degree. Required core courses (38 units):
ECS 100 Child Growth and Development 3 units
ECS 101 Child, Family, and Community 3 units
ECS 102 Child Health, Safety and Nutrition 3 units
ECS 104 Intro to Early Childhood Ed. 3 units
ECS 105 Observation and Assessment 3 units
ECS 106 Introduction to Curriculum 3 units
ECS 112 The Preschooler with Special Needs 3 units
ECS 113 Early Infant Intervention 3 units
ECS 118 Practicum: Preschool 3 units
ECS 119 Practicum: Infant/Toddler 3 units
ECS 122 Positive Child Guidance 3 units
ASL 120  American Sign Language 1 3 units
LS 312 Adapted Computer Skills 2 units
     
  Plus a minimum of 3 units selected from the following:  
ECS/EDUC 133 Technology for Educators 3 units
ECS 303 Introduction to Blackboard and Child Development Research 1 units
ECS 310 Art for Young Children .5 units
ECS 311 Creating Learning Materials .5 units
ECS 312 Music Activities for Young Children .5 units

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