Child Care/Early Childhood Education

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.

Students will find many career choices in the Child Care curriculum. 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. Students are advised to visit the department to discuss their plans for transferring to a four-year college before choosing their courses.

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.

Common Core

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Flexible Core 3

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Curriculum Requirements
Specialization Requirements

Infant/Toddler Specialization Requirements

Preschool Specialization Requirements

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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.

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