Early Child Care Education is in the public spotlight, and is an ever-growing career opportunity. Our program covers the areas of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth and development. This focus allows educators to observe each child through a whole child approach, with emphasis on brain development during a child's formative years (0-3). We teach and address the challenges posed in meeting the needs of young children for parents, caregivers, and educators.
The Early Child Care Education Program here at Reid State, provides individuals with the tools for success, working with children and understanding their needs . Our program focuses on the following areas:
- To establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment To advance physical and intellectual competence
- To support social and emotional development and provide positive guidance To establish positive and productive relationships with families'
- To ensure a well-run, purposeful program
- To maintain a commitment to professionalism
Upon completion of our Certificate Program, individuals will be ready for entrance into the Child Care profession. Upon completion of our Associate Degree Program, individuals are prepared for employment as child care directors or teachers, Head Start teachers or assistants, teacher's aides in public/private schools, or home providers who manage their own child care businesses.