Early Childhood (2 yr)
Research has shown one key to quality early childhood programs is professionally prepared early childhood providers. The Early Childhood Program at Highland Community College is designed to provide current hands-on experience and academic study that encourage a reflective approach to early childhood responsibilities. Students will learn principles of child growth and development, how to develop curriculum, how to create classroom environments that meet children's developmental needs, and how to work effectively with parents and families. Students planning to transfer credit for a bachelor's degree should check for specific institutional requirements.