Major Academic Plan for A.A.S. in Early Childhood Care and Education

A Major Academic Plan (MAP) illustrates one way to complete a degree in a recommended number of semesters. Below is an example of an efficient and recommended plan, but actual plans will vary by individual student needs.  Program requirements are based on Catalog Year.

MAP Grid
Course Subject and TitleCreditsMin Grade*Program Element**When OfferedPrerequisiteCo Requisite
First Semester
GE Objective 1: ENGL 1101 3 CGE Appropriate Placement Score 
CHLD 0105 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3 C F  
CHLD 0111 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3 C F  
CHLD 0112 Learning Environments in Early Childhood Care and Education 1 C F  
CHLD 0120 Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood Care and Education 6 C F  
CHLD 0125 Guidance in Early Childhood Care and Education 3 C F  
Semester Total19
Second Semester
CHLD 0130 Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood 6 C SENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101P. 
CHLD 0135 Fostering Creativity 3 C S  
CHLD 0141 Family Centered Care and Program Management in Early Childhood Care and Education 3 C S  
CHLD 0151 Curriculum Planning and Implementation in Early Childhood Care and Education 4 C S  
Semester Total16
Third Semester
GE Objective 1: ENGL 1102 3 CGE   
GE Objective 2: COMM 1101 3  GE   
GE Objective 3 3  GE   
CHLD 0210 Advanced Topics in Early Childhood Care and Education 3 C FENGL 1101ENGL 1102, and COMM 1101
CHLD 0215 Children with Exceptionalities 2 C FENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101PENGL 1102, and COMM 1101
Semester Total14
Fourth Semester
GE Objective 5: BIOL 1101/BIOL 1101L OR BIOL 1100/BIOL 1100L 4  GE   
GE Objective 6: SOC 1101 OR PSYC 1101 3  GE   
GE Objective 4, or 7, or 8, or 9 3  GE   
CHLD 0220 Administration and Program Management in Early Childhood Care and Education 3 C SENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101P, and CHLD 0210 OR CHLD 0215ENGL 1102, COMM 1101.
CHLD 0250 Capstone Project in Early Childhood Care and Education 1 C F, SPermission of instructor. 
Semester Total14
Total63