Early Childhood Education
A.A.S. Degree in Child and Family Studies
For individuals who enjoy seeing children gain new skills, PSC’s Child and Family Studies Program is an excellent option. Program graduates teach and nurture preschoolers in child care centers, preschools, and family child care homes.
Increasing Employment Opportunities
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of preschool and child care workers is projected to increase through the year 2014. Demand is due in large part to families in which both parents work, resulting in a continued increase in public and private spending on childcare.
Early Childhood students have the opportunity to learn from teachers at the college’s state-of-the-art Children’s Learning Center. The Center is a licensed facility that provides quality child care and education for children 15 months to age 12. Students sitting in the center’s one-way observation laboratory are able to observe children’s classes without being seen.
Students can learn new teaching methods by watching professional teachers at work and observing how children learn and play. During internships at the center, students practice their new skills by participating as members of the teaching team.