The online AA in Education in the Early Years degree program from Montgomery County Community College focuses on child development from birth through grade four. Students are prepared to teach in such settings as preschool, early intervention, and child care as they learn to:
Identify typical and atypical milestones in child development
Assess the appropriateness of early literacy opportunities in early childhood environments
Create curricula and environments that are cognitively, physically, and social-emotionally appropriate for children's ages and needs
Communicate effectively with young children, their parents, and peers
Design activities that promote positive school-family-community relationships
Collaborate with teachers to create learning opportunities that meet the needs of all students
Background checks are required for students to participate in certain education courses and to observe classrooms, tutor students, etc.
Accreditation & Licensing
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
MCCC is not able to offer any program or course through the Virtual Campus that contains an internship, externship, field practice, or clinical practicum to students residing in Massachusetts.
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