This program prepares students for employment in a variety of early childhood and youth settings. Students learn about child development, guidance, professional relationships, nutrition, health & safety, cultural sensitivity, and techniques for promoting learning in young children. Courses meet Minnesota Department of Human Services educational requirements for assistant teacher and teachers in a child care setting or paraprofessionals in the elementary school setting. This program is available in the classroom on-campus and also online.
The following award requires a clear MN Criminal Background Study.
Students must earn a grade of 'C-' or better for all required ECYD courses and ECYD technical electives.
This is a sample course sequence. Please contact your program advisor regarding your academic plans.