Early Childhood Management (2203)
in Science or Associate in Applied Science
The early childhood management program is designed to prepare students for careers working with young children in child care centers and family child day care homes. Individuals entering this program should be in good physical and mental health. Career opportunities exist in both private industry and government units as child care center managers, lead teachers, teachers, assistant teachers, teachers aides and/or related positions.
Effective Jan. 1, 1993 graduates of the Duval County School District secondary child care assisting and child care supervision programs and graduates of the St. Augustine Technical Center child care assisting and supervision programs may be eligible for some transfer credits.
The department chairperson, with the approval of the instructional dean, may require additional courses or make substitutions required to meet the needs of students.
NOTE: Students have two degree alternatives in this program: The associate in science (A.S.) and the associate in applied science (A.A.S.). If you intend to pursue further education at the university level, you should enroll in the A.S. option. If you intend to go directly to work after completing your associates degree, consider the A.A.S. While the A.A.S. will not provide you with the transfer benefits of the A.S., the A.A.S. will provide you with the skills required to begin working in the field immediately upon graduation. If you are unsure of which option is best for you, please see an advisor for further counseling.
Requirements and Recommended Course Groupings
The following is a presentation of required courses in recommended course groupings for this program. These groupings are only a suggested guide, and there is no requirement to follow these precisely. The availability of courses, the students testing and academic performance and other factors may alter the students actual course completion sequence. Students of this program may register for courses in any grouping as long as the student has met any prerequisites for the course.
Course Grouping One
(First term load for full-time students; 2-5 terms for part-time students.)
Course Grouping Two
Course Grouping Three
Course Grouping Four
(Select from the following.)
MUL 1010 Music Appreciation
SPC 2600 Fundamentals of Speech Communication
GLY 1001 Earth and Space Science
*Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements.
**Refer to A.S. degree General Electives.
NOTE: Students earning an A.S. degree must take MAC 1105, MGF 1106 or a higher level mathematics course. Students earning an A.A.S. degree must take MAT 1033 or a higher level mathematics course.