Infant/Toddler Education (Liberal Arts) AA

 

The education department at HCCC is dedicated to preparing future teachers to successfully enter the field of education. The Infant and Toddler Associates in Liberal Arts at HCCC is dedicated to preparing future teachers to successfully transfer to a four-year school to pursue a Bachelor’s in infant and toddler education and a NJ teachers license.

While at HCCC our education students have the opportunity to learn in our state-of-the-art Early Childhood laboratory classroom. The laboratory is filled with apple computers and classroom educational materials, which gives students the opportunity to not only learn theory through class discussions but also engage in hands-on-learning which deepens their understand of child development and the field of education.  The classroom serves as a computer lab for educational students at scheduled times throughout the week.

The education department is dedicated to providing students a superior educational experience which is based upon current research and the characteristics we believe quality teachers embody. We believe quality teachers are committed to social justice, educating diverse students, providing culturally responsive curriculum, inclusive education, and working to end bias.  

We invite you to explore our various degree programs listed below, attend an open house, and meet our faculty. Your career awaits!

Completion of this degree program option provides students the necessary coursework to pursue a Baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood, with a concentration in Infant and Toddler. Graduates are also qualified to work as early educators/caregivers in an Infant/Toddler setting, with children from birth to thirty-six months.

 

Major
Early Childhood Education
Degree
Infant/Toddler Education (Liberal Arts) A.A.

Description

This program provides the necessary coursework for those interested in pursuing a Baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood, with a concentration in Infant and Toddler. By obtaining an Associate's Degree in Infant/Toddler, the graduates are qualified to work as early educators/caregiver in an Infant/Toddler setting, with children from birth to thirty-six months. This program is designed using NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) Standards, which provides a common national framework for all early childhood professional development systems and programs.

Requirements

Complete CSS-100

CSS-100 College Student Success

Complete the following courses:

ENG-101 College Composition I
ENG-102 College Composition II
ENG-112 Speech

Complete the following courses:

CSC-100, BIO-100 and BIO-107

CSC-100 Intro to Computers and Computing
BIO-100 General Biology
BIO-107 Human Biology

Complete 1 Mathematics Elective.

TAKE MAT-100 or MAT-123

MAT-100 College Algebra
MAT-123 Mathematics for Liberal Arts

Complete the following courses:

PSY-101 Introduction to Psychology
PSY-211 Developmental Psychology I

Complete 1 Diversity Elective:

INTD-235 Exploring Multicultural Studies

Complete the following history courses:

HIS-105 U.S. History I
HIS-106 U.S. History II

Complete the following Humanities Electives:

TAKE HUM-101

HUM-101 Cultures and Values

TAKE 2 HUMANITIES ELECTIVES

 

Graduate Testimonial

The educational department at HCCC throughout the years has had the honor of preparing students to embark on their careers as educators.
Ana Scull
'I wish I was younger'…I wish I was younger and had the time to enjoy everything HCCC has for the students.
Ana Scull
Infant and Toddler CDA classes, 2014 | Early Childhood Education (Infant/Toddler) AA Graduate, 2019

Thanks to earning my CDA I was able to obtain a full time job! Because I gave my all during my time in HCCC, my GPA opened the doors to continue my education. I will be obtaining my Bachelors in Sociology with a minor in Psychology on May 2021…many sleepless nights but so rewarding …Just put your mind to it; Education will open new doors.

Career options with median hourly wages within a five-mile radius of Hudson County.

 

 

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Contact Information

Dr. Angela Pack
71 Sip Avenue (Room 520)
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-4656
Apack@hccc.edu