Early Childhood Administration and Management (AAS)

Program Information

The Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) in Early Childhood Administration and Management is an integrated program of study that provides an educational foundation in early childhood education plus administrative and management courses specifically related to the business needs and practices of early childhood directors, owners and other management-level staff.

Program Notes

You must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses required within the program.

This program has an embedded certificate in Child Development Associate (CDA) Preparation that you can receive at GCC with this degree.

Some CFS courses are offered only once a year; be sure to consider this in your academic planning.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Grade Sem/Year
Semester II 15-20 Credits Grade Sem/Year

Enrollment in more than 18 credits will require special permission. If you need to take CRE101, consider taking one of the courses listed below during the summer session to lighten your load this term.

EED 200 Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3    
CFS 205 Human Development 3    
EED 278 Early Learning: Curriculum and Instruction - Birth/Preschool 3    
EED 280 Stndrd, Obsrvtion, Assess: 0-8 3    
CRE 101 College Critical Reading OR

Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0-3 credits)

3    
MA ANY Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.

(MAT142 is recommended if you are considering university transfer)  (3-5 credits)

*    
Semester III 16 Credits Grade Sem/Year

See the Program Director or an Academic Advisor during the first few weeks of this semester to apply for your CDA Preparation certificate (CCL).

EED 222 Introduction to the Exceptional Young Child: Birth to Age Eight 3    
CFS 206 Child and Family Organizations: Management and Administration 3    
CFS 207 Organization and Community Leadership in Child and Family Organizations 3    
EED 260 Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Internship OR 1    
EED 261 Early Childhood Preschool Internship 1    
ENG 102 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 108 First-Year Composition for ESL 3    
EDU 291 Childrens Literature OR 3    
ENH 291 Childrens Literature 3    
Semester IV 14 Credits Grade Sem/Year

Two different internship courses (EED internship [shown in Semester III] and FCS internship [shown in Semester IV]) are required.  FCS250 should be taken concurrently with second internship course.

See an Academic Advisor or the Program Director during the first few weeks of this semester to apply for graduation.

CFS 208 Child and Family Organizations: Fiscal Management and Grant Writing 3    
FCS 250 Portfolio Development and Professional Writing 3    
FCS 260 Family and Consumer Science Internship 1    
NS ANY Any approved General Education course from the Natural Sciences area. 4    
COM 100 Introduction to Human Communication OR 3    
COM 110 Interpersonal Communication OR 3    
COM 225 Public Speaking OR 3    
COM 230 Small Group Communication 3    
Restricted Electives 3 Credits Grade Sem/Year

Choose any combination of the following restricted elective courses for a total of three (3) credits. Courses used to meet required course areas may not be used to satisfy this program requirement. Please note that some courses have prerequisites that will determine course order. Consult with an Academic Advisor or the Program Director for assistance with course selection and sequencing.

CFS233 Developing Child: Theory into Practice, Prenatal - Age 8 recommended)

CFS 176 Child Development
(CFS176 is recommended.)
 
3    
CFS 157 Marriage & Family Life 3    
CFS 177 Parent-Child Interaction 3    
CFS 183 Contemporary Issues in Adolescence 3    
CFS 190 Home-Based Visitation 3    
CFS 205 Human Development 3    
CFS 206 Child and Family Organizations: Management and Administration 3    
CFS 207 Organization and Community Leadership in Child and Family Organizations 3    
CFS 208 Child and Family Organizations: Fiscal Management and Grant Writing 3    
CFS 209 Child and Family Organizations: Project Management 3    
CFS 210 Family Life Education 3    
CFS 220 Introduction to Parenting and Family Development 3    
CFS 235 Developing Child: Theory into Practice, Prenatal - Age 8 3    
CFS 240 Human Behavior in Context 3    
CFS 243 Cross-Cultural Parenting 3    
CFS 247 Family Ties and Aging 3    
CFS 249 Transition to Adulthood 3    
CFS 250 Social Policy and Families 3    
CFS 251 Transitions: Work to Retirement 3    
CFS 258 Families in Society 3    
CFS 259 Sexuality over the Life Span 3    
CFS 277 Adult-Adolescent Interaction OR

Any CFS+++ Child/Family Studies course (1-3 credits)

3    
CIS 105 Survey Computer Info Systems 3    
EED 111 Multimedia and the Early Childhood Education Classroom 3    
EED 200 Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3    
EED 211 Language Acquisition in the Young Child 3    
EED 212 Guidance, Management and the Environment 3    
EED 215 Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness 3    
EED 220 Child, Family, Community and Culture 3    
EED 222 Introduction to the Exceptional Young Child: Birth to Age Eight 3    
EED 250 Early Literacy Development 3    
EED 255 Portfolio Development and Writing for the Profession OR

Any EED+++ Early Education course (1-3 credits)

3    

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