early childhood

Early Childhood Education

water table from early childhood classroom

Welcome to the Early Childhood Department. 

The Early Childhood Education programs are considered open enrollment.  Students may enter the degree or certificate tracks at any given time.  Students who wish to enroll in the degree or certificate programs must process through the new student process.  Once complete students will be able to declare their major as Early Childhood Education AAS (degree), Early Childhood Education Certificate or the Special Education Certificate.  Students will then also be assigned to an advisor in the Early Childhood Education Department.

If you are interested in taking EDU 119 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education course often referred to as the Early Childhood Credentials course please apply to the college if you are not already a student and complete New Student Orientation.  Please contact the Early Childhood Education Department to register.  Click HERE to learn more.(This link hosts a file in Dropbox that will provide you step by step instructions).  
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Spring 2016 Advising is currently underway!

If you are in need of advising please contact Jennifer Bosworth by email to initiate the advising process.


If you are NEW to A-B Tech then WELCOME!  Be sure that you complete all the required processes that are a part of becoming a student.  Once that is complete you can declare your program of study in the Bailey building with Student Services.  


2016 Spring Course offerings:

The following ONLINE classes will be offered:

EDU 119-LO1 Intro to Early Childhood Education

EDU 131-O1    Child, Family & Community

EDU 144-LO1 Child Development I

EDU 145-O1    Child Development II

EDU 146-LO1  Child Guidance

EDU 151-O1    Creative Activities

EDU 153-LO1  Health, Safety & Nutrition

EDU 154-LO1  Social/Emotional Behavior Development

EDU 234-LO1  Infants, Toddlers & Twos

EDU 248-O1    Developmental Delays

EDU 271-O1    Educational Technology

IMPORTANT:  Please note that while these courses are offered fully online there will be course work that requires hands-on work with children birth to age 8. Hands-on experiences are critical to student learning in the Early Childhood Education program.  This work must be completed in settings approved by the instructor.  Some assignments/projects are also required to be physically submitted to the instructor for grading.

The following HYBRID classes will be offered:

EDU 119-LYD1 Intro to Early Childhood Educ.       

Meets Select Wednesdays in ELM 130:

Jan 27, 2016              12:00-1:50 pm
Feb 3, 2016               12:00-1:50 pm
Feb 17, 2016              12:00-1:50 pm

Mar 16, 2016             12:00-1:50 pm

April 13, 2016           12:00-1:50 pm

EDU 119-LYN1 Intro to Early Childhood Educ.       

Meets Select Wednesdays in ELM 130:

Jan 27, 2016              6:00-7:30 pm
Feb 10, 2016             6:00-7:30 pm
Feb 24, 2016             6:00-7:30 pm

Mar 9, 2016               6:00-7:30 pm

Apr 13, 2016              6:00-7:30 pm

May 4, 2016              6:00-7:30 pm

EDU 151-YD1 Creative Activities                             

Meets Select Wednesdays in ELM 130:

Jan 14, 2016              12:00-1:50 pm
Jan 28, 2016             12:00-1:50 pm
Feb 18, 2016             12:00-1:50 pm

Mar 17, 2016             12:00-1:50 pm

Apr 14, 2016              12:00-1:50 pm

May 5, 2016               12:00-1:50 pm

EDU 284-D1    Early Childhood Capstone Practicum

  • Students to be in department determined early care & education settings 9 hours per week on Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 am to 12:30 pm each week of the semester. 
  • The course ‘lecture’ is the only aspect of this course that is online. 
  • Prior approval of the Department Chairperson to enroll.

The following MINI-mester classes will be offered:

EDU 119-OM2             Intro to Early Childhood Education                   March 9 - May 10, 2016

EDU 144-OM1             Child Development I                                       January 11 – March 7, 2016

EDU 145-OM2             Child Development II                                      March 9 – May 10, 2016



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