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A.A. in Preschool Education

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Available start dates for the program: March 1st, 2017/May 1, 2017/ June 22, 2017/ August 7, 2017/ October 2, 2017/January 8, 2018

Program language: English or Bilingual(English and Spanish)

Available Schedules: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:00PM-10:00PM  or   Saturday from 7:00AM-7:30PM.

Program duration: 2 years for Full-Time students and 3 years for Part-Time students

Program Description

Day care center workers serve a vital role in our society, as more and more parents seek child care options outside the home. These workers assume the responsibility for a large portion of the waking hours, and must be educated to fulfill these responsibilities in a manner that contributes positively to the child overall growth and development. They must understand the basic principles of child development, including physical, intellectual, emotional and social growth. They must be able to manage behavior and to observe changes. And they must be able to establish positive relationships with families of the children in their care.

The AA Degree Program in Pre-School Education is designed for students who wish to enter the field of child care or pre-school teaching immediately upon graduation. Upon completion of the program, the students are qualified to teach in a day care or pre-school, or to continue with their BA Degree in Pre-School Education at JMVU. They could also transfer to a four-year program in Education or Child Development, or pursue other Liberal Arts majors at other colleges.