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Early Childhood Development Program

Associate in Science

This curriculum map contains the new General Education Requirements and applies ONLY to students entering the program beginning fall 2019. Current students should log in to BHCC Self-Service to review their specific program requirements or contact LifeMap/Advising for more information. Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor.
Semester 1 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
ECE-103 Child Growth and Development
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

ECE-103 is prerequisite to most other ECE courses in this program. 

ECE-106 Program Environments
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: ESL-098 or RDG-095 and ENG-095 or placement

ENG-111 College Writing I
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Academic Discourse.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement

LCS-101 Learning Community Seminar
Elective Elective
3

LCS-101 satisfies the Learning Community Requirement OR choose one college-level course as an Elective.

GenEd-QPS Quantitative Problem Solving
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Quantitative Problem Solving.

(Formerly Area 4)

Choose one MAT course from Quantitative Problem Solving Menu. Recommended class MAT-181 or MAT-172.

Prerequisites: MAT-097 or MAT-098 or placement

Total Credits:
Semester 2 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
ECE-101 Guidance and Discipline in ECE
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: ECE-103

ECE-104 Curriculum in ECE
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: ECE-103

ENG-112 College Writing II
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Research Writing.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisite: ENG-111

PSY-101 Principles of Psychology
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Community & Cultural Contexts.

(Formerly Area 2)

Prerequisites: ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement

ECE-217 Observing and Recording Behavior
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: ECE-103

Total Credits:
Semester 3 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
LIT-217 Children’s Literature
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Creative Work.

(Formerly Area 6)

Pre/co-requisite: ENG-111

ECE-212 Family and Community Involvement in ECE
3

Prerequisites: ECE-103 plus 3 ECE or EDU courses or equivalent

ECE-220 Practicum I in ECE
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

ECE-220 requires application and orientation in spring semester (deadline end of spring semester) before fall enrollment.  Class ONLY starts in the fall and is a two semester sequence (ECE 220-221).  Students missing application and orientation process must wait until the next fall to move forward. A GPA of 2.25 or above is required as well as multiple other requirements for application and acceptance into placement.  ECE Coordinator and Department Chair have further information.

Prerequisites: ECE-101 and ECE-103 and ECE-104 and ECE-106

 

Elective Career Elective
3

Electives:

  • ECE-108 Infant/Toddler Curriculum Development
  • ECE-207 Literacy Development and Learning
  • ECE-209 Math Concepts and Learning
  • ECE-210 Science Concepts and Learning
  • Or Multiple 1 credit courses in ECE 151-168
ECE-202 Issues in ECE
3

Prerequisites: ESL-098 or RDG-095 and ENG-095 or placement

Total Credits:
Semester 4 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
GenEd-SR Scientific Reasoning
4

This course meets the General Education requirement for Scientific Reasoning.

(Formerly Area 5)

Choose one course from Scientific Reasoning Menu

ECE-221 Practicum II in ECE
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

ECE-221 requires student to have completed ECE-220 in the fall semester with a C or higher grade and completed portfolio.  Students without this requirement completed are not allowed to proceed to ECE-221 and must reapply for readmission to the ECE-220 class in the next fall after following Department procedures for readmission.

Prerequisites: ECE-220

ECE-211 The Young Child with Special Needs
3

Prerequisites: ECE-103 plus 3 ECE or EDU courses or equivalent

Elective Career Elective
3

Electives:

  • ECE-108 Infant/Toddler Curriculum Development
  • ECE-207 Literacy Development and Learning
  • ECE-209 Math Concepts and Learning
  • ECE-210 Science Concepts and Learning
  • Or Multiple 1 credit courses in ECE 151-168
GenEd-E General Education Elective
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for General Education Elective.

Choose a course from the General Education Scientific Reasoning, Community/Cultural Contexts, Creative Work or Elective Menus.

Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: April 25, 2019

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Use knowledge of child development and relationships with children and families to understand children as individuals and plan for their unique development by organizing environments which facilitate development in all developmental areas.
  • Design and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences using methods and materials which promote growth and development.
  • Work with parents, families, and community leaders to support growth and development of children by engaging each child in meaningful experiences.
  • Observe children in their care and be able to analyze and synthesize information about children so as to improve their own work with children, families, and communities.
  • Analyze, evaluate and strengthen their work with children by reflecting upon effective practices and collaborating with other professionals in the field.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this program qualify for employment in a variety of settings, including day care centers, preschools, head start programs, family home care and social service organizations. Students also may transfer to four-year colleges or universities in elementary education, human services work, or special needs childcare. Graduates of this program qualify as teachers and/or lead teachers in the state of Massachusetts.