Home Child Care


This is a career program which aims to prepare students to work as child care providers in their own homes or in the child’s home. All courses are applicable to an Associate in Science degree program in Early Childhood Education.

Advisor: Linda Day, lday@nwcc.commnet.edu, 860-738-6305

Program Requirements

Intro to Early Childhood Ed OR
 Infant/Toddler Growth & Devl 1
ECE*103 Creative Experiences for Children3 3
ECE*176 Health, Safety & Nutrition3 3
ECE*206 Admin & Supervision in EC Programs 3
ECE*290 Student Teaching I 2 3
1 Offered only in alternate years.
2 Consent of coordinator and a minimum of 2.5 GPA in Early Childhood Education courses are required to be eligible for student teaching.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:

  1. Identify, document, and assess elements that determine quality in early childhood programs.
  2. Design a learning environment and use teaching strategies that are based upon child development and learning theory.
  3. Plan, implement, and evaluate a developmentally appropriate curriculum that fosters children’s per-sonal and social, physical, cognitive, and creative development.
  4. In a variety of early childhood settings, examine program philosophy and goals, classroom design, teacher/child interaction, curriculum planning and implementation, assessment of the young child, involvement of the family/community as well as issues of diversity.
  5. Demonstrate "best practice" in an early childhood setting.

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