Apr 20, 2024  
2023-24 Technical College of the Lowcountry Catalog/Student Handbook 
    
2023-24 Technical College of the Lowcountry Catalog/Student Handbook

Early Care and Education (AAS)


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Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Major: Early Care and Education
Minimum Credits for Graduation: 63

Program Description: The Early Care and Education (ECE) associate degree offers a practical and theoretical approach to the study of early childcare and education for children. The program is designed to help students currently experienced advance to management positions or students with the desire to work in the field. It thoroughly prepares students in developmentally appropriate practice and learning environments, teaching strategies, growth and development, guidance practices, the needs of young children with an emphasis on the exceptional child, and utilization of community and family relationships. Many of the courses include a weekly hands-on lab so that students can apply their knowledge to the childcare setting. This degree has transfer options to four-year programs. The Early Childhood Associate Degree Program at TCL is nationally aligned with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

  • Students will be required to have a current negative tuberculin skin test or, if positive, a negative chest x-ray.
  • Students must obtain and pass a SLED criminal background check prior to acceptance into the program.
  • Students will be required to have a current health assessment completed by a licensed medical doctor.

General Education Requirements - 15 Credits


Sample Pathway - Early Care and Education


Please see your advisor for possible course substitutions.

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