Associate of Science | 63 credits minimum
Education, Family & Human Studies and Social Work Department
Taylorsville Redwood Campus AAB 165
General Information (801) 957-4073
Education Information (801) 957-5035
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor AAB 237A, (801) 957-4294
Professor − Dale Smith
Associate Professor - Sally Schramm
Assistant Professor − Mark O. Jarvis
Family and Human Studies students develop the skills needed to provide professional early childhood education services for young children and families.
This introductory level program will acquaint students to the multi-faceted, multi-skilled early childhood profession. Students examine issues in the provision of services to children birth through age eight in a child care or elementary setting. The program may require service learning and lab school participation where the student is assigned to work with seasoned professionals in the field enabling each to apply and further understand theoretical frameworks discussed in class.
Family and Human Studies students will be prepared to work with families and children within the field of early care and education as teachers and/or directors.
The two-year AS degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to programs at four year universities or colleges. SLCC has developed articulation agreements with other state colleges and universities which make it easy for SLCC students to transfer their credits. Although SLCC has worked hard to make transferring to other institutions as convenient as possible, it is important to understand that specific course requirements for a degree vary among the state’s four-year colleges. To optimize your educational experience at SLCC, please be sure to consult with the Family and Human Studies Academic Advisor before registering for elective classes.
Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See the FHS Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.
Program Entry Requirements
Students in the FHS program must not have been convicted of any crimes against children and will be required to complete a criminal background check. Students should also exhibit the maturity and emotional stability required to take charge of a group of pre-school children and possess sufficient health and strength to lift a child.
Estimated Cost for Students
Estimated cost of books and supplies per course $125-$175.
Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is four semesters.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes
||Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
||1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy
|1a. Develop knowledge, skills, and experience to work effectively with young children based on industry standards.
1b. Be prepared for further study in education or a related discipline.
1c. Understand key concepts, events and personalities related to early childhood education.
1d. Explain theories, concepts and principles connected to the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of children.
1e. Evaluate and prepare curriculum and program activities consistent with current research on early childhood learning theory and models.
1f. Incorporates core knowledge content in a classroom setting.
|1 - Substantive Knowledge
|2a. Effectively communicate orally and in writing about key concepts and significant topics in education.
2b. Effectively communicate in business and educational settings.
2c. Maintain appropriate state and Federally required documentation.
2d. Demonstrates effective nonverbal communication techniques with young children.
|2 - Communicate Effectively
|3a. Use and interpret information represented as data, graphs, and tables to analyze relevant information for working with children in an early childhood setting.
||3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
|4a. Construct a personal philosophy of early childhood education and care.
4b. Systematically complete reflective assignments demonstrating analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
4c. Connect the discipline of early childhood education with other disciplines relevant to child development and learning.
|4 - Think Critically
|5a. Successfully complete service learning and laboratory experiences in predetermined early childhood learning environments. Dialogue with seasoned professionals in the field to enhance theoretical perspectives.
5b. Demonstrate appropriate social and interpersonal relationship skills in a variety of early childhood professional contexts.
|5 - Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally