Child Care/Early Childhood Education (A.S.)

The Child Care/Early Childhood Education Program provides a core of Liberal Arts courses as well as specialized courses in child care and early childhood education. The program offers two career areas of study: Infant Toddler and Pre-School/Early Elementary. Coursework in each ECE major includes a progression of ECE courses that cover a wide range of knowledge and skills needed to prepare students to become assistant teachers in childcare, Head Start, nursery and pre-kindergarten programs, and public and private elementary schools.

Careers

You will find many career choices in the Child Care field. These include working directly with children in early childhood education settings such as child care centers, Head Start programs, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first and second-grade classrooms. Upon satisfactory completion of program requirements, the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree is awarded.

A large percentage of BMCC early childhood majors choose to continue their academic work at senior colleges in order to become head teachers with initial New York State certification (Birth to 2nd grade). Our ECE program has articulation agreements with several CUNY senior schools and with New York University. Upon completion of the program requirements in either the ECI or the ECP major, an Associate of Science (A.S.) in Early Childhood Education degree is awarded.

Transfer Options

BMCC has articulation agreements with several four year colleges to allow you to seamlessly continue your education there. Students are advised to visit the department to discuss their plans for transferring to a four-year college before choosing their courses.

Academic Program Maps

Evening/Weekend Child Care/Early Childhood Education

In addition, BMCC offers an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Child Care/ Early Childhood Education with a focus on Preschool and Early Elementary School in an evening/weekend format. Students may complete their degree requirements by attending classes exclusively on Friday evenings and on the weekends.

Required Common Core

Introduction to Literature
Precalculus
Statistics
General Astronomy
General Biology
Human Biology
Biology I
Biology II
Genetics
Cell Biology
Microbiology
Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
College Chemistry I
College Chemistry II
Quantitative Analysis
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Geology I
General Physics
Physics I
University Physics I
Physics II
University Physics II
The Physics of Music
Scientific Instrumentation
12
Total Required Common Core

Flexible Core

Philosophy
General Astronomy
Human Biology
Biology I
Biology II
Genetics
Cell Biology
Microbiology
Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
Fundamentals of Chemistry
Fundamentals of Chemistry
College Chemistry I
College Chemistry II
Quantitative Analysis
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Computer Programming II
Geology I
Logic
General Physics
Physics I
University Physics I
Physics II
University Physics II
The Physics of Music
Scientific Instrumentation
Elementary Arabic I
Elementary Arabic II
Arabic III
Chinese I
Chinese II
Introductory Chinese I
Introductory Chinese II
Chinese III
Chinese IV
Introductory French I
Introductory French II
French III
French IV
Introductory Italian I
Introductory Italian II
Italian III
Italian IV
Introductory Spanish I
Introductory Spanish II
Spanish III
Spanish IV
18
Total Flexible Core
30
Total Common Core

Child Care/Early Childhood Education Curriculum

American Sign Language

Arabic

Elementary Arabic I
Elementary Arabic II
Arabic III

Chinese

Chinese I
Chinese II
Introductory Chinese I
Introductory Chinese II
Chinese III
Chinese IV

French

French I
French II
Introductory French I
Introductory French II
French III
French IV

German

German I
German II

Italian

Italian I
Italian II
Introductory Italian I
Introductory Italian II
Italian III
Italian IV

Spanish

Spanish I
Spanish II
Introductory Spanish I
Introductory Spanish II
Spanish III
Spanish IV

Infant/Toddler Specialization Requirements

Preschool Specialization Requirements

30
Total Curriculum Requirements
60
Total Program Requirements


Note:

  1. Consult with an advisor on which courses to take to satisfy these areas.
  2. These areas can be satisfied by taking a STEM variant.
  3. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.

Teacher Education Dept.

199 Chambers Street, Room S-616
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-1274

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m