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The Associate in Applied Science in Early Childhood Center Management will provide students with the ability to articulate, interpret and apply principles to the daily operations of all aspects of a child care center. The degree is designed to allow the student to examine the administrative responsibilities of the early childhood center director. Students will analyze state regulations, characteristics of a successful director and explore management techniques.   

Total Hours: 63 • Minimum GPA: 2.0

General Education Requirements

Communications choose two of the following:
ENGL 1113 English Composition I
ENGL 1213 English Composition II or
ENGL 2033 Technical Writing and Reporting

Social Science choose two of the following:
HIST 1483 U.S. History to 1877 or
HIST 1493 U.S. History, 1877 to Present
POLS 1113 U.S. Government

Selected General Ed Requirements choose two of the following:

Total Hours 18

Technical-Occupational Specialty Courses

Early Childhood Center Management Complete five of the following:
ECM 2113 Early Childhood Center Policies and Procedures
ECM 2123 Early Childhood Center Financial Planning and
ECM 2133 Early Childhood Center Personnel Development and
ECM 2143 Early Childhood Center Program Development and
ECM 2243 Early Childhood Center Facility Management
ECM 2313 Early Childhood Center Marketing and Public Relations
ECM 2413 Managing Personnel Performance Standards
ECM 2423 Managing Diversity in Early Childhood Education
ECM 2432 Leadership in Early Childhood Education
ECM 2443 Early Childhood Ctr. Admin. Responsibilities-The Director

Child Development Complete seven of the following:
CD 2023 Nutrition, Health and Safety for Children
CD 2173 Cognitive Skills for Children
CD 2103 Education and Services for Children with Special Needs
CD 2043 Parent and Community Relations
CD 2053 Child Growth and Development
CD 2063 Behavior and Guidance of the Young Child
CD 2073 Music, Movement and Creative Arts
CD 2183 Language and Social Skills for the Child

Total Hours 36

Support and Related Courses

SOC 2183 Sociology of the Family

MGMT 2103 Occupational/Technical Internship (CD)

Total Hours 6

Institutional Requirements*

* Must fulfill computer literacy requirement