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. For more information, contact Early Childhood Program Coordinator Professor Jennifer Gilken at jgilken@bmcc.cuny.edu.

Explore Careers

BMCC is committed to  students’ long-term success and will help you explore professional opportunities. Undecided? No problem. The college offers Career Coach for salary and employment information, job postings and a self-discovery assessment to help students find their academic and career paths. Visit Career Express to make an appointment with an advisor, search for jobs or sign-up for professional development activities with the Center for Career Development. Students can also visit the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning to gain real world experience in preparation for a four-year degree and beyond. These opportunities are available to help BMCC students build a foundation for future success.

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

Flexible Core3

Curriculum Requirements

3
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General Elective

Infant/Toddler Specialization Requirements

Preschool Specialization Requirements

30
Total Curriculum Requirements
60
Total Program Requirements

Footnotes

  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.

Notes

Please note, these requirements are effective the 2019-2020 catalog year. Please check your DegreeWorks account for your specific degree requirements as when you began at BMCC will determine your program requirements.

Teacher Education Department

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

Office Hours
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9 a.m.-5 p.m