Early Childhood Development
The Early Childhood Development Program provides an innovative and practical approach to early childhood development for children birth through eight years of age. The program is designed to enhance parental and professional growth. The program curriculum is based upon the seven general early childhood education competency areas of the New Mexico Public Education Department in early childhood education (birth to third grade). The majority of the practical experience will occur at the Nick Salazar Early Childhood Education Center Preschool or at an appropriate setting as approved by the faculty advisor.
Coursework in the Early Childhood Development Certificate can be applied toward the Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Multicultural Education. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their LCC advisor for proper advisement and course selection.
Institutional Proficiency Requirements
In addition to the courses listed below for this program of study, students must also complete institutional proficiencies of ENG095, MATH075 and READ095 that are outlined on page 77 to meet all graduation requirements..
Program Requirements (29 hours)
|ECME123||Introduction to Reading and Literacy Development||3 credits|
|ECME130||Curriculum Development and Implementation I||3 credits|
|ECME135||Curriculum Development and Implementation Practicum I||2 credits|
|ECME230||Curriculum Development and Implementation II||3 credits|
|ECME235||Curriculum Development and Implementation Practicum II||2 credits|
|ECME240||Guiding Young Children||3 credits|
|ECME257||Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs||3 credits|
|ECME260||Family and Community Collaboration||3 credits|
|EDUC102||Health, Safety, and Nutrition||2 credits|
|EDUC201||Child Growth, Development, and Learning||3 credits|
Approved Electives (3 hours)
|CSA150||Computer Fundamentals||3 credits|
|SPCH111||Public Speaking||3 credits|
Program Director: Debbie TrujilloPhone: (505)454-2504
ACCESS Center Personnel
Director: Renee MaestasPhone: (505)454-5355
Advisor: Melissa LopezPhone: (505)454-5357