Early Childhood Education

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus, West Allis Campus
  • Pathway: Community & Human Services
  • Program Code: 10-307-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate), Bilingual
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Program

Description

Bilingual (Spanish) mode offered at West Allis Campus

Make a positive impact on a child's life. Attain the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in child care or exceptional education settings for young children. Coursework covers healthcare and nutrition, creative activities, and communication skills. Program requirements include the completion of four practicum experiences. 

Career Outlook

Opportunities are available for employment in group child care settings, family child care, or working with exceptional-needs children.  


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Detailed Program Information

Curriculum

Sixteen-week terms.
This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.
Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 

TECHNICAL STUDIES

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

 

CHILDD-148 ECE: Foundations of Early Childhood Education ^ 3  

(1)

 

CHILDD-151

ECE: Infant and Toddler Development ^

3

 

(1)

 

CHILDD-167

ECE: Health, Safety and Nutrition ^

3

 

(1)

 

CHILDD-174

ECE: Introductory Practicum ^

3

 

(2)

 

CHILDD-108

ECE: Early Language and Literacy ^

3

 

(2)

 

CHILDD-177

ECE: Intermediate Practicum ‡

3

 

(2)

 

CHILDD-179

ECE: Child Development ^

3

 

(2)

 

CHILDD-195

ECE: Family and Community Relationships ^

3

 

(3)

 

CHILDD-110 ECE: Social Studies, Art and Music 3  

(3)

 

CHILDD-175

ECE: Preschool Practicum ‡

3

 

(3)

 

CHILDD-188

ECE: Guiding Child Behavior ^

3

 

(4)

 

CHILDD-112

ECE: STEM

3

 

(4)

 

CHILDD-187 ECE: Children With Differing Abilities 3  

(4)

 

CHILDD-199

ECE: Advanced Practicum ‡

3

 


GENERAL STUDIES

 

 

 

 

ENG-151

Communication Skills 1 ‡ ^

3

 

 

 

& ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

 

 

(or) ENG-201‡ and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

   
 
 

NATSCI-112

Principles of Sustainability

3

 
 

 

 

(or) NATSCI-233 Environmental Science

   
   

PSYCH-188

Developmental Psychology

3

 
 

 

 

(or) PSYCH-238 Lifespan Psychology

   
   

SOCSCI-172

Introduction to Diversity Studies

3

 
 

 

 

(or) SOCSCI-217 Valuing Diversity


 
 

 

 

ELECTIVES

Suggested Electives: Three Credits Needed

3

 

    CHILDD-168 Group Programming for Infants    
    PHYED-210 An Active Approach to Wellness and Fitness    

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 60

 


‡ Prerequisite required.

^ Counts toward earning the Child Care Services technical diploma.

You must earn a grade of C or higher in all Early Childhood Education (CHILDD) courses in order to pass those courses.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Program Outcomes

  • Apply child development theory to practice
  • Cultivate relationships with children, family, and the community
  • Assess child growth and development
  • Use best practices in teaching and learning
  • Demonstrate professionalism
  • Integrate health, safety, and nutrition practices

Career Outlook

Employment opportunities for graduates of the Early Childhood Education program are very positive, whether you are pursuing a career in a group child care setting, in family child care, or working with exceptional-needs children.

Admission Requirements

  • Documentation of compliance with Wisconsin’s Caregiver Law
  • Good health as evidenced by a medical examination
  • Proper immunizations
  • Practicum placement is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check

Early Childhood Education Program Documents

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Accreditation

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National Association for the Education of Young Children
(NAEYC)
1313 L Street N.W., Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
800-424-2460
www.naeyc.org

QUESTIONS?

Community & Human Services Pathway Office (Downtown Milwaukee Campus): 414-297-8837
West Allis Campus: 414-456-5500

Last updated: 02/18/2020