Department Chair

Office
Early Childhood Center, Room 206, 2201 Hull Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone Number
Office Hours Mon-Fri
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Email
Dr. Rondell Bennett

Early Childhood Courses

The Early Childhood Associate curriculum prepares individuals to work with children form infancy through middle childhood in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

Accreditation

The Early Childhood Education Program at Fayetteville Technical Community College has obtained NAEYC Higher Education Accreditation (NAEYC-accredited).

For more information in reference to this accreditation and what it means in regards to the Early Childhood Education program, please visit the NAEYC website.

Course Work

Course work includes:

  • Care and Guidance of Children
  • Child Growth and Development
  • Communication Skills with Parents and Children
  • Physical and Nutritional Needs of Children

Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children.

Career Paths

Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include:

  • Child Care Programs
  • Child Development Programs
  • Head Start Programs
  • Preschools
  • Private Schools
  • Public Schools
  • Recreational Centers
  • School-Age Programs

Associate Degrees

General Early Childhood Associate (A55220G)

Length: 5 Semesters
Prerequisite: High School Diploma, Placement Test Equivalent
Award: Associate in Applied Science

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B-K Licensure Transfer (A55220B)

Length: 5 Semesters
Prerequisite: High School Diploma, Placement Test Equivalent
Award: Associate in Applied Science

Non-Teaching Licensure Transfer (A55220C)

Length: 5 Semesters
Prerequisite: High School Diploma, Placement Test Equivalent
Award: Associate in Applied Science

Early Childhood Administration Courses

This curriculum prepares individuals pursing administrating roles in diverse child care settings to effectively work with children, families, and teachers. The certificate is composed of learning opportunities in developmental theories, competency and evidence-based professional knowledge, administrative skills and leadership qualities.

Course Work

Course work includes:

  • Budgeting/Financial Management and Marketing
  • Communication and Leadership Skills with Teachers, Families, and Children
  • Foundations in Early Childhood Education
  • Physical/Nutritional Needs of Young Children
  • Programming and Staffing
  • Rules and Regulations of Early Childhood Programs
  • Safety Issues in the Care of Young Children

Career Paths

Employment opportunities include entrepreneurship and/or management of child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Early Head Start and Head Start programs, and other programs.

Certificate

Early Childhood Administration Certificate (C55850)

Length: 2 Semesters
Prerequisite: High School Diploma & Placement Test Equivalent
Award: Certificate

Early Childhood Preschool Courses

This curriculum prepares individuals to work with preschool aged children (3-5) in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories, competency-based knowledge, and practice in actual settings with preschool children.

Course Work

Course work includes:

  • Care and Guidance
  • Child Growth and Development
  • Communication Skills with Families and Children
  • Design and Implementation of Appropriate Curriculum
  • Other Related Topics
  • Physical/Nutritional Needs of Preschool Children
  • Safety Issues in the Care of Preschool Children

Career Paths

Graduates should be prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate preschool programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and other preschool programs.

Certificate

Early Childhood Preschool Certificate (C55860)

Length: 2 Semesters
Prerequisite: High School Diploma & Placement Test Equivalent
Award: Certificate


High School Connections
Early Childhood Preschool Certificate (C55860H1)

Length: 2 Semesters
Prerequisite: Placement Test Equivalent
Award: Certificate