Sep 28, 2023  
SFCC Catalog 2021-2022 
SFCC Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education, A.A.

CIP: 13.1210
School of Business, Professional Studies and Education, 505-428-1256

This program transfers as the first two years of a Bachelor in Arts in Early Childhood Education degree at public four-year colleges and universities in New Mexico. The completion of this degree partially fulfills the New Mexico Public Education Department’s competencies for age 3 through Grade 3 licensure. Graduates may qualify as a teacher in an early childhood center. Students must work closely with their transfer institutions and their SFCC advisors to ensure the best transition to four-year schools.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Describe the processes of and influences on development in young children.
  • Identify the adult’s role in supporting each child’s growth, development and learning.
  • Create and promote supportive environments that engage parents, guardians, families and the community to meet the needs of each child.
  • Select and use diverse assessment tools to monitor child development.
  • Select and use diverse assessment tools to monitor the quality of early childhood programs.
  • Design, implement and evaluate curricula and instruction that promote optimal development and learning for all children.
  • Make appropriate and ethical decisions to positively influence children’s development.
  • Analyze safe environments and appropriate nutrition that promote positive physical and mental health for young children.


General Education Requirements: (32 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits Min.)

Choose from the following:

Laboratory Science (4-8 Credits)

The combined total of Mathematics and Laboratory Science areas should equal a minimum of 10 credits

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 Credits)

Humanities (3 Credits)

Creative and Fine Arts (3 Credits)

The combined total of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Humanities, and Creative and Fine Arts areas should equal 12 credits

Health and Wellness (1 Credit)

Total 61 Credits Min.