Program Requirements

A.A.S. Degree


Field Internship
Each student majoring in Early Childhood Education will be required to complete two semesters of Practicum. These classes are ECES 107 and ECES 108. Each student will be placed in a licensed child care facility for 15 hours per week. The students will be responsible for keeping a daily time log and also completing a self evaluation. The students are responsible for completing assignments such as teaching, lesson planning, bulletin boards, etc. Beginning Fall of 2005, all ECES 107 students will be required to complete their practicum at the child care center on campus. Practicums are designed to be a learning experience and are non-paid experiences.

Background checks: Each Early Childhood Education will be required to have a background check when entering the program. The student will complete a background check application that gives the college permission to complete the check. This is required before a student will be permitted to go to the child care centers and or schools to do observations or practicum.

*ECES 107 - the 3rd semester practicum can be done at student’s place of employment or an assigned location made by program coordinator.
**ECES 108 - the 4th semester practicum can be done student’s place of employment or an assigned location made by program coordinator.

NOTE: The program requirements presented here are effective Spring 2008. Previous versions of the KC Catalog are available in their entirety at our catalog archive. If you are uncertain about which catalog you should reference, please contact an academic advisor. Please contact an academic advisor with questions regarding course registration or degree/certificate completion.
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