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Education: Early Childhood Studies

Educating our Youngest

Laying a foundation for memories

Childhood amnesia, a proven phenomenon possibly tied to brain development, usually kicks in about the age of seven, leaving only vague shreds of the memories formed before then.

That means you might not remember what games you played in preschool, the name of your first best friend or the smile on your teacher’s face when you handed him or her your first watercolor painting.  

But remember or not, this was the most significant period of development in your life and the experience was the foundation for everything yet to come.

And that smiling teacher helped lay the cornerstone.

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Education: Early Childhood Studies

Putting theory into practice

In our program, which leads to an associate degree in applied science, you’ll be learning the theories that guide child development professionals in their important work with children and their families.

But an even greater experience awaits when you put those theories into practice interacting with children as part of your coursework. 

In preparation for your practicum, you’ll be introduced to:

  • The physical and mental development of infants and toddlers
  • The role of the arts in early education
  • Childhood behaviors
  • And much more!
For more about the Early Childhood program, including a list of the courses you’ll be taking, consult the College Catalog.

Ready to get started?

Lisa Boni of our Early Childhood Studies faculty would be happy to hear from you! Contact her at bonil@macomb.edu.

Work that matters!

Most of the graduates of our program begin their career in a preschool or child daycare facility, engaging young children in meaningful play and socialization.

If your goal is teaching kindergarten or in an early childhood special education program, our credits transfer so you can earn the required bachelor’s degree (while working in the field) and prepare for certification.

This is work with immediate reward! You’ll see in the faces of your young students, and the employment opportunities are vast. But don’t take our word for it, use this handy tool to see all the positions that are available.

If you haven’t been recruited by a school before you graduate, our Career Services team can help you with the job search, including polishing up your resume and interview skills.

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