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ECE – Early Childhood Education Outcomes

AAS - Early Childhood Education AAS Degree

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Use an understanding of young children’s characteristics and needs, and of the multiple interacting influences on children’s development and learning, to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging for all children.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence
Apply a recognition of the importance and complex characteristics of children’s families and communities to the creation of respectful reciprocal relationships that support and empower families and involve all families in their children’s development and learning.
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Self-Reflection
Use systematic observation, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies in a responsible way, in partnership with families and other professionals, to positively influence children's development and learning.
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Professional Competence
Employ their understanding of and relationships with children and families and their understanding of developmentally and culturally effective approaches to teaching and learning to implement and evaluate experiences that promote positive development and learning for all young children.
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Cultural Awareness
Use ethical guidelines and other professional standards related to early childhood practice.
  • Professional Competence
Identify themselves as continuous, collaborative learners who demonstrate knowledgeable, reflective, and critical perspectives on their work, making informed decisions that integrate knowledge from a variety of sources.
  • Communication
  • Self-Reflection
Act as informed advocates for sound educational practices and policies.
  • Communication
  • Community and Environmental Responsibility
Know and use professional standards related to early childhood practice
  • Professional Competence

ACERTP - Childcare Aide Less Than One-Year: Career Pathway Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Know and use professional standards related to early childhood practice.
  • Professional Competence
Use observation and documentation, in partnership with families and other professionals to positively influence children’s development and learning.
  • Communication
Use their understanding of the importance and complex characteristics of children’s families and communities to create respectful reciprocal relationships that support and involve all families in their children’s development and learning.
  • Cultural Awareness

ACERTP - Early Childhood Education Less Than One-Year: Career Pathway Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Use their understanding of young children’s characteristics and needs to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging for all children.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence
Use their understanding of the importance and complex characteristics of children’s families and communities to create respectful reciprocal relationships that support and involve all families in their children’s development and learning.
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Self-Reflection
Use observation and documentation, in partnership with families and other professionals, to positively influence children's development and learning.
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence
Employ their understanding of and relationships with children and families and their understanding of developmentally and culturally effective approaches to teaching and learning to implement and evaluate experiences that promote positive development and learning for all young children
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Cultural Awareness
Know and use professional standards related to early childhood practice
  • Professional Competence
Identify themselves as collaborative learners who demonstrate reflective perspectives on their work, making decisions that integrate knowledge from professional sources.
  • Communication
  • Self-Reflection