Early Childhood Education

Associate In Science In Early Childhood Education For Transfer Degree 2017-2018

(MAJOR #C.5605.AS-T)

Majoring in Child Development prepares students for jobs in a variety of early care and education settings as well as in related fields working with children and families. The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer Degree is designed for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at the CSU campus.

Major requirements (24 units minimum)
A grade of “C” or better is required in the following courses:

Required Core:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
CHDEV 1 Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children 3 ECE 120
CHDEV 3 Introduction to Curriculum 3 ECE 130
CHDEV 6 Health, Safety, and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education 3 ECE 220
CHDEV 15 Diversity and Culture in Early Care and Education Programs 3 ECE 230
CHDEV 20 Observation and Assessment 3 ECE 200
CHDEV 30 Child, Family, and Community 3 CDEV 110
CHDEV 37A Early Childhood Practicum 3 ECE 210
CHDEV 39 Child Development 3 CDEV 100

Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. Integrate understanding of the needs, the characteristics, and multiple influences on development of all children birth to age eight as related to high quality care and education of young children.

  2. Analyze, demonstrate, and evaluated effective practice in working with young children.

  3. Design, implement, and evaluate environments and activities that support positive developmental play and learning outcomes for all young children.

  4. Apply effective guidance and interaction strategies that support all children’s social learning, identity, and self-confidence.

  5. Apply ethical standards and professional behaviors that demonstrate understanding and knowledge, deepening the commitment to Early Care and Education profession.


Majoring in Child Development prepares students for jobs in variety of early care and education settings as well as in related fields working with children and families. The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer Degree is designed for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at the CSU campus.

To obtain the Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer Degree, students must complete the following requirements:

  • Certification of either the California State University General Education Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU version) is required.
  • CSU GE-Breadth and IGETC advisory sheets are available in Student Services, AC2 #133 or online at CCC GE(CSU/UC) GE and Major Sheets.
  • To see what CSU campuses accept this degree go to www.adegreewithaguarantee.com

A minimum of 60 CSU-transferrable units with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better must be completed.


2017-2018 Early Childhood Education for Transfer Printable Major Sheet (PDF)