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ECD Programs • Associate in Applied Science Degree with major in Early Care and ECD Programs • Associate in Applied Science Degree with major in Early Care and Education (Agreements- Winthrop & USC) • Early Childhood Development Certificate • Child Care Management Certificate • Infant & Toddler Development Certificate

Job Outlook Early childhood education is important for a child’s intellectual and social development. Job Outlook Early childhood education is important for a child’s intellectual and social development. As a result, there has been increasing demand for preschool programs, which is expected to create demand for preschool teachers. In addition, the population of children ages 3 to 5 is expected to increase. Because children between these ages are typically enrolled in preschool, the demand for preschool teachers increases when this population increases

, PRESCHOOL TEACHERS Preschool teachers educate and care for children 3 -5 years of , PRESCHOOL TEACHERS Preschool teachers educate and care for children 3 -5 years of age prior to kindergarten 2012 Median Pay $27, 130 per year Hourly Pay Minimum wage-$13. 04 per hour Entry-Level Education Associate’s degree On-the-Job Training 6 months- Under supervision in SC

Employment Info Job Outlook-Preschool Teachers Projected 2012 -22 Preschool teachers 17% Total-all occupations* 11% Employment Info Job Outlook-Preschool Teachers Projected 2012 -22 Preschool teachers 17% Total-all occupations* 11% Employment of preschool teachers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U. S. Economy. Source: U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program

Other Employment Opportunities • • Child Care Centers Preschools-Private/Profit Head Start programs Public schools/instructional Other Employment Opportunities • • Child Care Centers Preschools-Private/Profit Head Start programs Public schools/instructional assistants After-school Programs Private Schools-Religious Nanny/Au Pare Private Centers, Family Registered, or Child Care Center-owner or director • Agencies/Organizations that serve children and their families

Additional Info • • • ECD 101 -SC Credential (Career Status or Enrolled in Additional Info • • • ECD 101 -SC Credential (Career Status or Enrolled in ECD) SAC 101 -SC Credential (After School Programs-6 -12 years) TEACH Scholarships Available SC Credentialing System Courses Smart Bonuses for Child Care Providers Meets DSS Lab/Training Requirements CDC Center-Laboratory Child Development Ctr.

Associate in Applied Science Degree with major in Early Care and Education • Articulation Associate in Applied Science Degree with major in Early Care and Education • Articulation Agreements with USC and Winthrop University • 65 credit hours to complete degree • Some courses are online, courses offered day and evening • ECD courses are only one time a week • Ask a counselor for more info

Prepares graduates for employment in early childhood settings that serve children from birth to Prepares graduates for employment in early childhood settings that serve children from birth to age 8 and their families. Gives expertise needed to plan and implement various activities for children and to lead a classroom. • Program and laboratory school is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Early Childhood Development and Certificate • Designed to prepare students for entrylevel jobs in Early Childhood Development and Certificate • Designed to prepare students for entrylevel jobs in the area of early childhood development • The certificate courses provide basic knowledge of child growth and development and contains no general education coursework.

Child Care Management Certificate • Will prepare or enhance individual for an administrative position Child Care Management Certificate • Will prepare or enhance individual for an administrative position in a child care setting • Program includes studies in areas of administration, management, child development, curriculum, community/family health/safety/nutrition, and relations

Infant and Toddler Certificate • Designed to help upgrade and enhance skills of infant/toddler Infant and Toddler Certificate • Designed to help upgrade and enhance skills of infant/toddler child care professionals and open to those with no experience • Training includes experiences in growth/development, curriculum issues, and supervised field experience.

Admission to Early Childhood Programs • Requires qualifying scores on the College’s placement test, Admission to Early Childhood Programs • Requires qualifying scores on the College’s placement test, or SAT or ACT, and a high school diploma or equivalent

Course/Lab Requirements • Several courses require both lecture and lab hours at the nationally Course/Lab Requirements • Several courses require both lecture and lab hours at the nationally accredited (NAEYC) York Technical College Child Development Center; in some cases labs are off-campus. • Prior to any lab entry, students must submit all forms required by the SC Dept. of Social Services (DSS) which includes: medical evidence of a negative TB test, complete a DSS letter of non-conviction, complete a health assessment with related medical forms, and be cleared by a SLED (SC Law Enforcement Div. ) criminal background check performed by the department. No student can proceed without these forms in place and filed by the department.

College Admission Steps • • • Step 1: Complete and submit the York Technical College Admission Steps • • • Step 1: Complete and submit the York Technical College application online. Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid, including Lottery Tuition Assistance at www. fafsa. ed. gov. Step 3: Submit an official, final high school transcript. (High school transcripts are not required for admission to the College; however, they are required for determining eligibility for State scholarship and grant assistance and for admission to most Health and Human Services programs. ) Students who do not have a recognized high school diploma or GED are not eligible for federal financial assistance. Step 4: Have official transcripts of any previous college credit earned sent to the College if evaluation of transfer credit is desired. Step 5: Take the Compass placement test. Note: COMPASS is not required for students with the following: SAT: 480 Critical Reading and 540 Math or ACT: 21 English and 23 Math. Scores must be less than 5 years old. Contact the Admissions Office if you have previous college credit to determine if the COMPASS placement test is necessary. Step 6: An acceptance letter will be mailed to you. Steps to advising, registration, and orientation will be included with your letter. If additional steps are required for acceptance, you will be contacted by e-mail and/or phone by a counselor. – – • • First-time Freshmen: (never attended any college before) Attend an Orientation and Registration Session to schedule classes. Former YTC and transfer students: Your program advisor will assist you with course planning and scheduling. Enrollment Services is here to assist you with Admissions, Financial Aid, Records and Registration questions. Enrollment Services team members will be available in the Student Services Building or by phone Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 7 pm and Friday from 8 am to 5 pm at 803 -327 -8008. Phone: 803 -327 -8008 Email: [email protected] edu

Is Early Childhood Development for you? • People who love children, have patience, compassion, Is Early Childhood Development for you? • People who love children, have patience, compassion, mature judgment, good organizational skills, and a sense of humor would enjoy a career in early childhood development

ECD Contact Info • Mrs. Deborah Dukes, ECD Instructor • Ms. Debbie Tertinger, ECD ECD Contact Info • Mrs. Deborah Dukes, ECD Instructor • Ms. Debbie Tertinger, ECD Instructor • Mr. John Hayes, Center Director • Ms. Julie M. Durham • Dept. Chair & Instructor • 803 -327 -8023 -HHS Div. Office • Have a wonderful day. • Hope to see you soon!