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Early Childhood Education (AS-T) Child Development Total Units: 27
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Term Effective: Fall 2023


See the state issued Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) template for any further clarification regarding program requirements.

The Associate in Science for Transfer in Early Childhood Education degree provides the foundational courses for transfer into upper division programs in Child Development, Human Development, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Studies, Child and Adolescent Development. It is based on the work of the Early Childhood Curriculum Alignment Project and therefore it has a curriculum and student learning outcomes similar to other aligned colleges. It fulfills the transfer model curriculum for many CSU campuses. The degree consists of evidence-based courses that are intended to become a foundational core for all early care and education professionals. Students will receive a comprehensive survey of the field of early childhood education including the growth and development of young children, the role of community and society in that development and the fundamentals of being an early childhood educator in a variety of settings.

The Early Childhood Education Associate in Science for Transfer degree is designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. California Community College students who are awarded an AS-T are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses. Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.

Students will have to fulfill the following requirements to earn this degree.

  1. Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:

    a) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth requirements; and

    b) A minimum of 27 semester units as required for the Associate in Science for Transfer in Early Childhood Education major.

  2. Obtainment of an overall minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  3. Earn a grade of C or better (or P) in all courses required for the Associate in Science for Transfer in Early Childhood Education major.

A maximum of 12 units are allowed with a P grade for students earning an Associate Degree. For detailed information, please refer to the SRJC Grading Policy.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Integrate an understanding of the potential, the characteristics, and the multiple influences on the development of children into the delivery of high quality care and programs;
  2. Design, implement and evaluate play based environments and activities that support developmental appropriate learning outcomes for all young children;
  3. Apply effective guidance and interaction strategies that support all children’s social learning, identity and self-esteem;
  4. Develop strategies that promote relationships between programs, teachers, families, and their communities; and
  5. Demonstrate ethical standards and professional behaviors that reflect understanding, knowledge, and a commitment to the field of early childhood education and care.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Early Childhood Education (AS-T) program are:

  • Complete 27 units from
    • Early Childhood Education for Transfer Requirements

Early Childhood Education for Transfer Requirements - complete 27.00 units
CHLD 10Child Growth and Development3.00
CHLD 51Principles and Practices of Early Childhood Education3.00
CHLD 66Early Childhood Care and Education Practicum6.00
CHLD 68Working With Children and Families in a Diverse Society3.00
CHLD 90.1Child, Family, Community Interrelationships3.00
CHLD 90.2Observation and Assessment of Young Children3.00
CHLD 90.3Health, Safety and Nutrition for the Young Child3.00
CHLD 90.4Introduction to Curriculum3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2023

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2024

Previous Versions:

Early Childhood Education (AS-T) - effective Fall 2017
Early Childhood Education (AS-T) - effective Fall 2016
Early Childhood Education (AS-T) - effective Summer 2012

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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