Program Mission

The mission of the Early Childhood Associate Program is to prepare early childhood educators for careers in working with young children and families. Reflecting on NAEYC’s Code of Ethics, students will integrate knowledge and understanding with practice in diverse childcare environments. The Early Childhood Program focuses on students’ understanding of theories of child development, knowledge of children’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development and the utilizing of developmentally appropriate practices.

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NAEYC-ECADA Accreditation

The CFCC Early Childhood Associate Degree Program is accredited through NAEYC-ECADA (National Association for the Education of Young Children-Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation).

NAEYC Conceptual Framework

NAEYC Standards