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Title: Early Childhood Programs

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

Job Outlook
  • Early childhood education is important for a
    childs 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 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
  • Associates 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 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 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 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 Agreements with USC and Winthrop
  • 65 credit hours to complete degree
  • Some courses are online, courses offered day and
  • 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 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 entry-level jobs
    in the area of early childhood development
  • The certificate courses provide basic knowledge
    of child growth and development and contains no
    general education

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, health/safety/nutrition, and

community/family relations
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 Colleges
    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 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 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 5Take 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Enrollment Services
  • 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
    8am to 7pm and Friday from 8 am to 5 pm at
  • Phone 803-327-8008
  • Email enrollmentservices_at_yorktech.edu

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 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!
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