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2004-2005
Child Care
Associate in Applied Science Degree
Curriculum code 1264
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Required Courses
(62 credit hours)
The following suggested schedule is based on full-time enrollment. Students may also complete the program through part-time enrollment.

For information about prerequisites and corequisites, please see the course descriptions that are linked from each course.

Suggested Full-Time Schedule
First Semester

15 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
CCA-101 3 Introduction to Early Childhood Education  
CCA-102 3 Growth and Development-Young Child  
COM-101 3 Composition I  
PSY-101 3 Introduction to Psychology  
___-___ 3 Physical and Life Sciences, Mathematics

Choose from BIO, BUS-120, CHM, EAS, GEL, MTH, NAT, PHS, PHY

 
Total: 15

Second Semester
15 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
CCA-104 3 Language Development and Activities-Young Child  
CCA-106 3 Creative Activities-Young Child  
CCA-108 3 Observation and Guidance-Young Child  
COM-102 3 Composition II  
PSY-104 3 Life-Span Developmental Psychology  
Total: 15

Third Semester
16 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
CCA-105 3 Health, Safety and Nutrition-Young Child  
CCA-201 3 Math and Science for the Young Child  
CCA-205 3 Curriculum-Early Childhood Programs  
COM-103 3 Speech Fundamentals  
___-___ 4 Physical and Life Sciences, Mathematics

Choose from BIO, BUS-120, CHM, EAS, GEL, MTH, NAT, PHS, PHY

 
Total: 16

Fourth Semester
16 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
CCA-109 3 Child, Family, and Community  
CCA-233 3 Internship I  
CCA-237* 1 Seminar I  
___-___

___-___

6 Elective: Select six hours of electives from electives list.  
___-___ 3 Humanities and Fine Arts

Choose from ART, FRE, GER, HUM, JPN, LIT, MUS, PHI, SPA, THE

 
Total: 16

*After completing all CCA courses, you are eligible to arrange for an internship and seminar with the program coordinator. A grade of C or better is required in all child care courses to enroll in the internship program and/or consent of coordinator.

Electives
Select six elective credits from the following table to be included in the above course sequencing for this program.
6 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
CCA-107 3 Infant and Toddler Care  
CCA-110 3 Parenting  
CCA-203 3 Administration and Supervision of Early Childhood Programs  
CCA-204 3 The Child at Risk  
CCA-211 1 Special Topics in Child Development  
EDU-105 3 Classroom Management  

EDU-111

3 Students with Disabilities in School Fulfills state certification requirement for House Bill 150

EDU-205

3 Literature for Children/Young Adults  

PEH-170

3 First Aid  

PEH-181

2 Fundamentals of Rhythmical Movement  

REC-180

3 Perceptual Motor Development  

Part-Time students
It is recommended to begin with CCA-101 or CCA-104, PSY-101 or PSY-104.  Continue with the sequence of CCA courses, general education courses and  electives.

Graduation Requirements
Official high school transcript with date of graduation or a GED certificate; minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0; successful completion of all course requirements and the minimum number of credit hours for the specific degree; minimum of 15 semester hours completed at Moraine Valley; constitution requirement; COL-101 requirement; submission of graduation petition to the Records Office by published deadlines. (See college catalog for details.)

For More Information

Admissions Office
(708) 974-5355
admissions@morainevalley.edu
www.morainevalley.edu

Academic Advising Center
(708) 974-5721
advising@morainevalley.edu
www.morainevalley.edu/academicadvising
Department Chairperson
Susan Phelan
Office: A240
(708) 974-5743
phelan@morainevalley.edu

Program Coordinator
Donna Banas
Office: A228
(708) 974-5223

banas@morainevalley.edu
  

Information and requirements may change without notice.

 
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