Friday – October 24, 2014

 

Early Childhood Education

Technical Diploma
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Downtown Milwaukee and West Allis campuses
Program Code: 30-307-5


For Information:
414-297-MATC


Overview
— The six courses in the Early Childhood diploma program offer a framework of child development, nutrition, creative activities, guidance techniques and practical experience with young children in a child care facility. This program is fully eligible for financial aid and meets the Young Star educational requirements. You may enroll in the Early Childhood diploma program full time or part time, in either the fall or spring semester. The Early Childhood diploma is an option for students as an end goal, or as an intermediate step for associate and bachelor's degrees.

Bilingual Options: Bilingual courses are available at the West Allis Campus.


Added Career Value
— After earning this diploma, all the credits can be applied to completing the Early Childhood Education associate degree. Ask your program advisor for details.


Career Outlook — Trends indicate a steady growth in this field. This diploma is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary in this fast-growing profession. Graduates can expect to gain employment as early childhood teachers or assistant teachers in group or family child care centers.


Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect graduates to:

  • Plan daily/weekly schedules of developmentally appropriate activities
  • Understand and apply knowledge of child development and how children learn
  • Work cooperatively with other staff members, parents and community resource people
  • Have knowledge of and promote health and safety in children's programs
  • Understand and utilize appropriate techniques for guiding child behavior

 

Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment
  • Criminal background check
  • Medical records and required immunizations


Possible Careers:
Child Care Services
Child Care Teacher
Exceptional Education Paraprofessional


Related Programs:
Associate in Arts: Educational Foundations Track
Early Childhood Education Associate Degree

Start Dates: August/January

 

Curriculum effective 2014-15.   

SIXTEEN-WEEK TERMS

Credits


 

CHILDD-151

ECE: Infant and Toddler Development

3


 
CHILDD-167

ECE: Health, Safety and Nutrition

3


 

CHILDD-174

ECE: Practicum 1

3


 

CHILDD-178

ECE: Art, Music and Language Arts

3


 

CHILDD-179

ECE: Child Development


3


 

CHILDD-188

ECE: Guiding Child Behavior


3
 





 

TOTAL CREDITS: 18



 

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2014.