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Associate in Science/Associate in Applied Science

Early Childhood Management (2203)

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. Career opportunities exist in both private industry and government units as child care center managers, family child care home operators, lead teachers, teachers, assistant teachers and/or related positions.

Students completing this program will qualify for the Florida Department of Children and Families’ Child Development Associate equivalency (CDAe) certification. In addition, they will meet the educational requirements for both the Foundational Level and Advanced Level of the Florida Child Care and Education Administrator Credential.

Graduates of the Duval County School District secondary child care assisting and child care supervision programs, as well as graduates of the First Coast Technical Institute child care assisting and supervision programs may be eligible for some transfer credits.

Estimated cost of tuition is $4,183 (tuition rated for Florida residents, as of 7/06). Contact the program manager for additional costs (textbooks, fees, materials).


General Education Courses
ENC 1101 English Composition I 3
  *Humanities 3
  *Mathematics 3
PSY 1012 General Psychology 3
DEP 2004 Human Growth and Development 3
  Credit Hours 15


Professional Courses
CHD 1220 Child Growth and Development I 3
EEC 1001 Introduction to Early Childhood
CHD 1230 Child Growth and Development II 3
EDG 2940 Observing and Recording Child
CHD 1110 Infant and Toddler Care I (Development) 3
  and CHD 2120 Infant and Toddler Care II
or EEC 1200 Overview of Early Childhood
Curriculum (3)
  and EEC 1202 Program Development in Early
  Childhood Education (3)
EDG 2941 Supervised Student Partcipation 6
CGS 1570 Microcomputer Applications 3
DEP 2002 Child Psychology 3
  Credit Hours: 33

Professional Electives
EEC 2523 Overview of Child Care Center
EEC 2520 Child Care and Education Organizational
Leadership and Management
EEC 2526 Child Care and Education Programming 3
EEC 2527 Child Care and Education Legal and Financial Issues 3
CHD 1110 Infant and Toddler Care I (Development) 3
CHD 2120 Infant and Toddler Care II (Education) 3
EEC 1200 Overview of Early Childhood Curriculum 3
EEC 1202 Program Development in Early
Childhood Education
EDF 1005 Introduction to Education 3
EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology 3
EDG 2701 Teaching Diverse Populations 3
  **General Education Requirements  
  Credit Hours 15

Total Credit Hours: 63

*Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements.
**Refer to A.A. degree General Education Requirements.

You have two options in this program: the associate in science (A.S.) degree, which can prepare you for employment or transfer to a state university, and the associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree, which is intended primarily for students who want immediate employment after graduation. If you choose the A.S. degree you must take MAC 1105, MGF 1106 or a higher level mathematics. The A.A.S. degree requires MAT 1033 or higher. Please see an advisor to determine the option that is best for you.


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