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Early Childhood Education (AS-T) Child Development Total Units: 27
Term Effective: Summer 2012


The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer 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.

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 in Early Childhood Education for Transfer major.

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

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this major, 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.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence and the TMC (Transfer Model Curriculum) TMC Template (REV 2 dated 9/01/14).

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 68Issues in Diversity3.00
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: Summer 2012

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 2016

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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