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Early Childhood Education

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Welcome to the Early Childhood Department


Exciting news! 

The Early Childhood Department is moving! 

We will be celebrating our move with a Grand Opening Celebration on August 16, 2018!  


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 complete the admissions processes that are part of becoming a student.   Please contact the Early Childhood Education Department to register.  


If you are NEW to A-B Tech then WELCOME!  Be sure that you complete all the required admission 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.   Advising appointments can be made by visiting Transfer Advising Appointments.

A-B Tech Classes:  Fall 2018

The following HYBRID classes will be offered FALL 2018:

EDU 119-LYN2 Intro to Early Childhood Educ.                              EDU 221-LYD2 Children w/ Exceptionalities

Meets Select Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00 pm:                                       Meets Select Tuesdays from 6:00 -8:00 pm:

Aug 28, 2018                                                                                       Aug 28, 2018  
Sept 25, 2018                                                                                     Sept 25, 2018   
Sept 19, 2018                                                                                     Sept 19, 2018    

Oct 9, 2018                                                                                         Oct 9, 2018   

Oct 23 2018                                                                                        Oct 23 2018  

Nov 6, 2018                                                                                        Nov 6, 2018  

Nov 20, 2018                                                                                     Nov 20, 2018    

Dec 4, 2018                                                                                       Dec 4, 2018  


EDU 153-LYN2 Health, Safety & Nutrition                              EDU 251-LYN2 Exploration Activities        

Meets Select Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 pm:                               Meets Select Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00 pm:

Aug 30, 2018                                                                              Aug 29, 2018
Sept 6, 2018                                                                             Sept 12, 2018

Sept 20, 2018                                                                             Sept 26, 2018

Oct 4, 2018                                                                                 Oct 10, 2018

Oct 18, 2018                                                                               Oct 24, 2018

Nov 1, 2018                                                                                Nov 7, 2018

Nov 15, 2018                                                                             Nov 21, 2018

Nov 29, 2018                                                                             Dec 5, 2018


The following ONLINE classes will be offered FALL 2018:

  • EDU 119-LO3  Intro to Early Childhood Educ
  • EDU 145-LO2    Child Development II
  • EDU 151-LO2  Creative Activities
  • EDU 280-LO2 Lang/Literacy Experiences
  • EDU 271-LO2 Educational Technology


The following MINI-mester classes will be offered FALL 2018:

EDU 119-OM4             Intro to Early Childhood Education                 October 17 – December 15, 2018

EDU 144-OM3             Child Development I                                       August 20 – October 15, 2018

EDU 146-OM4             Child Guidance                                                October 17 – December 15, 2018

Mandatory Fall 2018 Early Childhood Orientation              

             August 21, 2018 - 6:30-8:00 pm

Orientation is optional for students who have completed 12 semester hours of EDU courses with a C or better.


Important Dates:

Registration for Summer (current & new students)                                                     Now!

Registration for Fall for CURRENT students                                                               Now!

Registration for Fall for NEW students begins                                                      July 9, 2018


NEW students MUST complete the following prior to advising:

  • Application to enroll as a curriculum student:
  • Placement Testing:
    • Unless you are ONLY enrolling in EDU 119
    • Unless you have taken COLLEGE level English at another college/university
      • You must bring a copy of your transcript to your advising appointment
  • New Student Orientation:
    • Orientation is offered ONLINE
    • All new students enrolled in ANY course MUST take New Student Orientation
  • SmarterMeasure Learning Readiness Indicator
    • Included in New Student Orientation
    • All new students enrolled in ANY course MUST take SmarterMeasure
    • TAKE THIS VERY SERIOUSLY!  It is what determines your eligibility for online classes!
  • Moodle Online Orientation

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