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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.

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.

Employment Competencies

Integrity and Professionalism – Workplace behaviors that relate to ethical standards, honesty, fairness, respect, responsibility, self-control, criticism, and demeanor.

Problem-solving – The ability to identify problems and potential causes while developing and implementing practical action plans for solutions.

Initiative and Dependability – Workplace behaviors that relate to seeking out new responsibilities, establishing and meeting goals, completing tasks, following directions, complying with rules, and consistent reliability.

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

General Education Outcomes

Rockingham Community College has three general education outcomes:

Communication: Students will communicate using the conventions appropriate for the intended academic or professional audiences.

Information Literacy: Students will locate, evaluate, and use appropriate information for academic and professional tasks.

Critical Thinking: Students will analyze information and ideas and develop reasoned solutions to academic or professional problems. 

Outcomes Pass Rates by Year
2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Communication 45% 66% 36% 61%
Information Literacy 87% 64% 61% 51%
Critical Thinking 51% 52% 41% 65%


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


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Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm


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