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Do you have passion for learning and working with children? If so, you should consider enrolling in the Early Childhood Education program at Hocking College. Why? Continue reading to find out.


Why Hocking College?

Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio offers an Early Childhood Education program that places its students in a classroom observation setting beginning the first semester. The two-year curriculum leads to an Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education, which will provide graduates with the credentials needed to begin a career in the field of early childhood education.

For those who want to continue their studies beyond a two-year degree, Hocking College provides opportunities to transfer to a four-year college to pursue an Ohio Teaching License.

What Topics Are Covered in the Program?

Students who enroll in the Early Childhood Education program will learn about various topics including:

  • Emergent reading and children’s literature
  • Math and science with young children
  • Educational technology
  • Education of the exceptional child
  • Observing and recording behavior
  • Guidance and classroom management
  • Family, school, and community
  • Childhood development
  • Special education

What Skills Will I Learn in the Program?

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students within the program:

  • Proficiently assist pre-kindergarten through third grade students in approaches toward the following:Learning
    • Physical well-being
    • Motor development
    • Social & emotional development
    • Language & literary
    • Cognitive & general knowledge of mathematics, social studies, and science
  • A knowledge of and applying effective instructional and assessment strategies to assist in teaching and learning in multiple educational environments
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the principles of effective classroom management and guidance, including emergency procedures to ensure the safety, health, and general well-being of learners
  • An understanding of the purpose and value of programs for individuals with exceptional learning needs and the role of the paraprofessional in providing services to all children and youth with disabilities
  • Understanding prescribed federal, district, and agency policies & procedures
  • A knowledge of media technology as it relates to the field of educationIMG_2684-366812-edited

What Will I Be Able to Do After Graduating?

In addition, completion of this program allows you to work in private child daycare settings and private pre-schools as a lead teacher.

To become a part of the Early Childhood Education program at Hocking College, feel free to contact Program Manager Susan Dietz by email at dietzs19941@hocking.edu or by phone at (740) 753-6514.

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