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The ECE program prepares you for a career in teaching children (birth to age 5). The program can also prepare you to become an Early Childhood Teacher or director in the field of Early Childhood Education.
This program prepares you to become a productive, caring and responsible teacher. Classes emphasize child development skills in the areas of language, social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Classes also focus on cultural diversity among children. You will become familiar with theories concerning child development and ECE, and you will participate in many group discussions and hands-on activities that you can apply in the preschool classroom. You will learn from qualified faculty members who believe in the success of each ECE student.
You should demonstrate an interest in the care and well-being of young children. You must also be free from evidence of illness – mental and physical – and free from personal conduct which may be injurious to children as stated in the Colorado Rules and Regulations for Child Care Centers, section 7.702.51.
You must meet with an ECE faculty advisor before registering for ECE courses.
Note: Students interested in transferring to a baccalaureate program in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education should refer to the Transfer Degree section.