Early Childhood Care & Education

 

Program Description

Early childhood care and education providers are responsible for meeting the specific needs of a group of children by nurturing their physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development.

  • They create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging for all children.
  • They develop respectful, reciprocal relationships with families and involve families in their children's learning.
  • They use effective assessment strategies in a responsible way to positively influence children's development and learning by designing, implementing, and evaluating meaningful curriculum.

Early childhood care and education providers advocate for children and conduct themselves as members of the early childhood profession by upholding ethical and professional standards.

Graduates Employed or Continuing Education Last Year

100%

Idaho Median Income

$21,300

National Median Income

$28,790

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Program Overview

Certificates & Degrees

Early Childhood Care and Education Associate of Applied Science (2 years)

 Early Childhood Care and Education Intermediate Technical Certificate (1 year)

Early Childhood Care and Education Basic Technical Certificate (1 year)

 

Bachelor of Applied Science Early Childhood Care and Education (4+ years)

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education (2+2 years)

Career Opportunities

  • Child care centers
  • Head Start and early start programs
  • Preschools
  • Government and educational services
  • Amusement and recreation industries
  • Self employment
  • Civic and social organizations

Minimum Test Scores

SAT English: 360 Math: 320
rSAT English: 360 Math: 360
ACT English: 14 Math: 14
ALEKS   Math: 14
AccuPlacer English: 53  
COMPASS Writing: 55 Pre-Algebra: 38

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Pocatello, Idaho, 83209

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