Jul 03, 2022  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education, AAS

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This is the parent program for Early Childhood Education, 1-yr Certificate  Early Childhood Teacher Aide, CPC , Guidance and Curriculum, CPC , and Infant and Toddler, CPC  

Total Program Credits: 90-91

Estimated Program Length: Two years

Offered by the Social Science  Division, 541.463.5427

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements  

Program Coordinator Jean Bishop, bishopj@lanecc.edu; 541.463.5287, Building 24, Room 121. Please also see Jean to set up a student teaching (ECE 240 ) schedule.

Dean Philip Martinez

Purpose An academic program designed to develop skilled professionals who will care for and educate young children. Graduates work in a variety of private and public child care settings and in family child care and early intervention programs. Graduates may also work with families and community organizations as parenting coaches, policy makers and advocates.

Learning Outcomes

  • Design and implement a Reggio-inspired curriculum approach for children to learn to make appropriate choices and actively participate in their own learning.
  • Apply age-appropriate guidance strategies so children develop empathy, moral autonomy, self-worth and the ability to self-regulate in challenging situations.
  • Use basic mathematics in everyday life and business transactions, including measurement, introduction of probability and statistics, reading graphs and tables, and signed numbers.
  • Develop and apply research skills to access information using print and on-line resources, including the library catalog and reference sources
  • Administer and manage the day to day operations of child care programs and work effectively with children and families.

Admission Information Please consult: lanecc.edu/socialscience/ece

Advising Ben Fisher and Andi Graham can be reached at EducationAdvising@lanecc.edu.

Cooperative Education (Co-op) Please contact Kathleen Lloyd, lloydk@lanecc.edu; 541.463.5527, Building 24/27 Early Childhood Education (ECE) majors are required to complete 6 credits of Cooperative Education (ED 280EC)  to earn the ECE AAS degree. Students are eligible to enroll in the course and work in an off-campus, community site once they have completed 3 terms of student teaching ECE 240 . Cooperative education work sites and schedules vary.

Job Openings and Wages Projected through 2022

Career Pathways Roadmap

Childcare Worker
Lane County openings - 31 annually
Statewide openings - 426 annually

Teacher Assistant
Lane County openings - 51 annually
Statewide openings - 534 annually

Preschool Teacher
Lane County openings - 23 annually
Statewide openings - 230 annually

Childcare Worker
Lane County average hourly wage - $10.92; average annual - $22,710
Oregon average hourly wage- $11.95; average annual - $24,852

Teacher Assistant
Lane County average annual - $28,513
Oregon average annual -$30,222

Preschool Teacher
Lane County average hourly wage- $13.49; average annual - $28,062
Oregon average hourly wage- $14.91; average annual - $31,026

Estimated Program Cost

Books   $1,800
Program Specific Fees   $150
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees   $8,650
  Total Estimated Cost $10,600

*Course fees may change during the year. See the class schedule for fees assigned to courses.

Program Notes

  • Some ECE and HDFS courses are offered through College Now at high schools in Lane County and outlying areas. For more information, see https://www.lanecc.edu/hsconnections/collegenow/courses-high-school
  • Prerequisites are not required for most ECE and HDFS courses.
  • If Math is taken in the self-paced format through the Math Resource Center then all credits must be completed to meet the math requirement.
  • Transfer Credit for Prior Learning may be granted based on OCCD Oregon Registry Steps. See program coordinator or academic advisor for details.
  • Students seeking the AAS, ECE degree must complete a total of 270 hours (90 hours per term, for a total of three terms) of supervised student teaching in the LCC child care center. Please contact Jean Bishop, Program Coordinator, to plan a student teaching schedule: bishopj@lanecc.edu

General Education

GENERAL EDUCATION courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.

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