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Early Childhood Studies

Education: Early Childhood Studies

Macomb’s Education: Early Childhood Studies (ECHS) program combines theory and practice to prepare you to work with young children and their families in a variety of childcare settings.  You will be introduced to theories of development and curriculum, which are designed to maximize a child’s development, and you will have the opportunity to gain skills interacting with children in observation and practicum settings.  The ECHS program is committed to the core values of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) that include developmentally appropriate practice, responsible and authentic assessment to guide curriculum, and dedication to families and the community.

 

The Number of Program Completers

Academic Year Number of program completers % of program completers who were attending full-time (at the time of completion) % of program completers who were attending part-time (at the time of completion)
2016-17 42 5 (12%) 37 (88%)
2017-18 22 1 (5%) 21 (95%)
2018-19 31 2 (6%) 29 (94%)


Program Completion Rate

Academic year in which a Fall cohort of full-time students enrolled at the institution (select three sequential years) Percentage of those students who completed the program within 150% of the published timeframe Percentage of those students who completed the program within 100%, 200% (twice) or 300% (three times) of the published timeframe
2011 - 2012 15 (17%) 29 (32%)
2012 - 2013 20 (17%) 40 (31%)
2013 - 2014 14 (14%) 36(36%)


Program Name: Education: Early Childhood Studies

Academic Year Number of Part-Time Candidates Enrolled (% of Total Enrollment) Retention Rate among Part-Time Candidates Number of Full-Time Candidates Enrolled (% of Total Enrollment) Retention Rate among Full-Time Candidates
2015 - 2016 (Fall 15 to Fall 16) 136 (82%) 53% 30 (18%)

33%

2016 - 2017 (Fall 16 to Fall 17) 154 (85%) 43% 27 (15%) 44%

2017 - 2018 (Fall 17 to Fall 18)

125 (75%) 42% 42 (25%) 52%


The A.A.S. Education: Early Childhood Studies at Macomb Community College is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, www.naeyc.org. The accreditation term runs from Spring 2013 through Spring 2020.

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Education: Early Childhood Studies

  1. Save $20,000 by starting here - over 75% of our students leave debt free
  2. Nearly 250 private and transfer scholarships available
  3. Access to job placement through Career Services

Education: Early Childhood Studies Courses at Macomb

  • Early Childhood Development
  • Infant-Toddler Development & Curriculum
  • Early Childhood Curriculums
  • The Arts in Early Education
  • Family, School and Community
  • Child Care Management
  • Planning and Teaching the Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Guidance and Behavior
  • The Exceptional Child
  • Advocacy for Educators
  • Early Childhood Practicum
  • Early Childhood Practicum Seminar

Career Opportunities in Education: Early Childhood Studies

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Education: Early Childhood Studies, you will be qualified for positions that include preschool / childcare teacher, preschool / childcare director or provider, Head Start teacher, Great Start teacher and elementary school teacher assistant or paraprofessional.

Transfer Pathways

The credits earned in Macomb’s Education: Early Childhood Studies (ECHS) program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan and can be applied toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Additionally, several universities accept Macomb's ECHS degree towards a Bachelor's Degree in Education with the state ZS endorsement for special education.  If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree, to speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.


Accreditation

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Education: Early Childhood Studies Program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), 1313 L St. NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20005. The phone number for NAEYC is 202.232.8777.

How do I find out more about the Education: Early Childhood Studies program?

For more information, contact the Early Childhood Studies program advisor: Instructor Lisa Boni, at bonil@macomb.edu.

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