Catalog 2024 - 2025

Early Childhood Education - 50190

600 hours

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Education and Training career cluster. The program provides technical skill proficiency, competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Education and Training career cluster.

The content includes but is not limited to competencies related to the following elements of the Early Childhood industry: planning, management, finance, technical and production skills; underlying principles of technology; labor, community, health, safety, and environmental issues; and developmentally appropriate practices for children birth through age eight.

Degree Requirements

Required Program

HEV 0870Child Care Worker I (N)

110-150 hours

HEV 0871Child Care Worker II (N)

150 hours

HEV 0872Teacher Aide (Preschool) (N)

150 hours

HEV 0873Preschool Teacher (N)

150 hours

If HEV 0870 is taken for less than 150 hours, student must

select 30 hours from:

HEV 0118Family Day Care Worker Training (N)

3 - 30 hours


HEV 011530-Hour Statewide Childcare Training (N)

30 hours


HEV 0132Child Growth and Development (N)

6 hours

HEV 0166Health, Safety and Nutrition (N)

8 hours

HEV 0181Behavioral Observation and Screening in Child Care (N)

6 hours

HEV 0199Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (N)

4 hours

and select one:

HEV 0805Rules and Regulations (N)

6 hours

HEV 0806Family Child Care Rules and Regulations (N)

6 hours

and select one

HEV 0116Introduction to Preschool Practices (N)

10 hours

HEV 0126Special Needs (N)

10 hours

HEV 0171Infant Toddler Appropriate Practices (N)

10 hours