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Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree, AAS, Certificate, CER

Pathway: Business, Technology and Public Service

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Advancing Early Childhood Educators

Joint Initiatives for Youth + Families (JI) is excited to partner with Pikes Peak State College to offer a new program that includes funding, incentives, and personalized support. Participants will receive career navigation and coaching to work in the field of Early Childhood Education.

For more information contact
Mel Lopez, JI Foundations Career Navigator,
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Fall registration is open

Secure your spot in the classes you need for Fall 2024 at Pikes Peak State College today, and take the next step towards achieving your academic and career goals!

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Early Childhood Education Students May Qualify for Grant Funding

Starting Fall 2023, students who enroll in Pikes Peak State College Early Childhood Education Programs may be eligible to have their tuition, fees, course materials, and other costs covered while funding is available through Career Advance Colorado. Students are required to apply for the current year FAFSA as well as the Colorado College Opportunity Fund (COF) to be eligible for this program.

Contact  financialaid@pikespeak.edu for more information.

Early Childhood Classes You Might Take

As a PPSC Early Childhood Education student, you will learn about a wide array of topics from childhood development to teaching techniques.

class 1

Explores guidance theories, applications, goals, techniques, and factors that influence expectations, classroom management issues, and prosocial skills. Addresses ages birth through age 8.

class 2

Provides an overview of early childhood curriculum development. Includes processes for planning and implementing developmentally appropriate environments, materials and experiences, and quality in early childhood programs.

class 3

Presents an overview of critical elements related to educating young children with disabilities in the early childhood setting. Topics include the following: typical and atypical development, legal requirements, research based practices related to inclusion, teaming and collaboration, and accommodations and adaptations, Student will learn how a disability will impact a young child's learning process. Focus of the course is on birth through age 8.

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Alana Lipscomb

Voices of PPSC

Why would you want to pay double the cost for classes at a university that you can get at a community college for less?

Alana Lipscomb
PPSC Graduate

Learning Outcomes

As a PPSC Early Childhood Education student, you will learn about a wide array of topics from childhood development to teaching techniques. As part of your studies, you will:

  • Learn guidance strategies for young children
  • Assess young children's development
  • Explore methods of fostering creativity
  • Learn techniques to promote healthy development
  • Develop strategies for teaching children of various ages
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  • CIS 1018 - Introduction to PC Applications 3 Credit Hour(s) or CSC 1005 - Computer Literacy 3 Credit Hour(s)

  • COM 1150 - Public Speaking 3 Credit Hour(s) or COM 1250 - Interpersonal Communication SS3 3 Credit Hour(s)

  • PSY 1001 - General Psychology I SS3 3 Credit Hour(s) or PSY 2332 - Psychology of Adjustment 3 Credit Hour(s) or SOC 1001 - Introduction to Sociology I SS3 3 Credit Hour(s) or SOC 2005 - Sociology of Family Dynamics SS3 3 Credit Hour(s)

  • MAT 1160 - Financial Mathematics 3 Credit Hour(s)

  • ENG 1021 - English Composition I CO1 3 Credit Hour(s)