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Program Details

Individuals who are interested in working with children in various settings may be interested in earning this Paraeducation - Early Childhood A.A.S. form Dakota College at Bottineau.

Those with this degree can work in settings such as home childcare, preschool programs, schools, and daycare centers as a day care provider, preschool teacher, or child care worker. While in these courses, students will gain knowledge about promoting psychological, cognitive, social, and physical development in children.

This particular program offers two options to students. The first is a family childcare option and the second is a pre-school program option. The first concentrates on education, while the second focuses on elements of business management.

There are 61 credit hours required to complete this program. Courses will be taken over a span of four semesters, which adds up to two years. Some of the courses involved within the first year are Interpersonal Skills Development, Learning Environments for Children, Introduction to Computers, and Introduction to Sociology. The second year will incorporate courses such as Personal & Community Health, First Aid/CPR, Pre-K Methods & Materials, and Introduction to Psychology. Students will also choose three program electives, a lab science elective, a math elective, and one elective from the category of arts/humanities elective or social science elective.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission