Catalog 2010-2011, Final Edition 
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Catalog 2010-2011, Final Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education

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Advisors and Faculty:

Judy Gump, 970.339.6298

Rebecca Ward-Smith, 970.339.6307

Potential Opportunities: The demand for quality child care has increased the number of career options in the exciting and rewarding field of Early Childhood. The expansion of knowledge in child development methods, coupled with the economic need for parents to seek part or full-day care outside their home, has created specialized fields for working with young children and their families.

The program is designed to prepare students for positions in private preschools, small and large child care centers, child development centers, Head Start programs, before and after school programs, summer day camps, infant nurseries, inclusive child care centers and family child care homes. Work experience for most positions is required in addition to courses listed. The Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Child Care Services determines the qualifications for child care positions.

Registration Requirement: All students must take Aims preassessment or show appropriate ACT or SAT scores or show evidence of previous successful college level work prior to registration. A program advisor’s signature is required on course registration forms prior to registration.

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