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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.

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

  1. Save $18,000+ by starting here – 80% of our students leave debt free
  2. More than 190 private and transfer scholarships available
  3. Access to job placement through Career Services

Education: Early Childhood Studies Courses at Macomb

  • Early Childhood Development
  • Curriculum Skills, Birth to 3 Years
  • Early Childhood Curriculums
  • Art and Representing Skills for Children
  • Parents as Partners
  • Music and Movement for Children
  • Child Care Management
  • Planning and Teaching the Early Childhood Curriculum
  • The Exceptional Child
  • Professional Issues in Early Childhood
  • 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: teaching assistant, lead preschool or infant/toddler teacher and early childhood center director.

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, you will need to speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Education: Early Childhood Studies, 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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