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Early Childhood Care and Education

Description: The Early Childhood Care and Education Program of Study provides an intense look at understanding and learning activities and proper care needed for infants and toddlers. Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including childcare centers, Head Start, and Georgia Pre-K programs.

GPA Requirement: Minimum 2.0 GPA

Salary: Average Salary in Georgia for Childcare Workers - $24,360 (Source: O*Net Online

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Required TCCs

EC31 Early Childhood Care and Education Basics

  • ECCE 1101 - Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education (3)
  • ECCE 1103 - Child Growth and Development (3)
  • ECCE 1106 - Health, Safety and Nutrition (4)
  • Program: 10 Credit Hours

IC31 Infant and Toddler Care Specialist

  • ECCE 1101 - Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education (3)
  • ECCE 1103 - Child Growth and Development (3)
  • ECCE 1106 - Health, Safety and Nutrition (4)
  • ECCE 2330 - Infant/Toddler Development (3)
  • ECCE 2332 - Infant/Toddler Group Care and Curriculum (3)
  • Program: 6 Additional Credit Hours

EC41 Early Childhood Exceptionalities

  • ECCE 2201 - Exceptionalities (3)
  • ECCE 2360 - Classroom Strategies for Exceptional Children (3)
  • ECCE 2362 - Exploring Your Role in the Exceptional Environment (3)
  • Program: 9 Additional Credit Hours

*While only two TCCs (EC31 Early Childhood Care and Education Basics and IC31 Infant and Toddler Care Specialist) are required for graduation, students have the option to add an additional TCC, EC41 Early Childhood Exceptionalities (9). This additional TCC meets exceptionality course requirements for students seeking to become a certified educator. All three TCCs will be fully funded through Dual Enrollment Funding.

 

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