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Early Childhood Education

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Early Childhood Education (C55220EP)


This pathway is designed to provide individuals with the skills for careers in Early Childhood Education, birth to kindergarten, through courses that cover the physical and psychological development of children, strategies for classroom management, and development of age-appropriate classroom activities.

Course Sequence

Fall Semester Class Lab Credit
EDU 119 Early Childhood Education 4 0 4
EDU 131 Child, Family, & Community 3 0 3
EDU 144 Child Development I 3 0 3
10 0 10
Spring Semester
EDU 145 Child Development II 3 0 3
EDU 146 Child Guidance 3 0 3
6 0 6

Employment Competencies

Upon successful completion, graduates will be able to do the following:

  • Create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive and inclusive for all children.
  • Design and implement developmentally effective curriculum that addresses all domains of learning and utilize technology to enhance learning for all children.
  • Support and empower children, families and communities through trusting and respectful reciprocal relationships.
  • Use authentic assessment responsibly to make informed decisions to guide children’s learning.
  • Communicate effectively in the classroom and other professional settings.
  • Serve as a leader, advocate and professional in the field of early education.
  • Use the NAEYC code of ethics as a guide to make ethical decisions regarding children and families.

Employment Outlook

Employment of preschool teachers is projected to grow 2% from 2019 to 2029, slower than the average for all occupations. Early childhood education is important for a child’s intellectual and social development. Preschool teachers should be needed to meet the slowly increasing demand for early childhood education.


Rockingham Community College
PO Box 38
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375


Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm


336-349-9986 (fax)