AAS in Family and Early Childhood

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

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In Illinois a graduate with an Associate of Applied Science in Family and Early Childhood Education has many great opportunities to earn a good salary.

One of the most lucrative and popular activities of a graduate in the state of Illinois is to open a Home Daycare.

The annual gross income in 2018 of a home-based child care center owner in Cook and Lake counties in Illinois is approximately $72,000 -based on the average of 10 children under her care- according to the Care.com. This calculation is based on the average estimated cost per child per week that is $150. Prices vary from $125 to $200 per week per child.

Other activities include being a director of a Child Care Center, whose average annual salary in 2018 was $36,000 according to the PayScale.com; and a pre-school teacher assistant, whose average annual salary in 2018 was $27,000, according to Glassdoor.com.

A Quiroga's professional

Students graduating from Quiroga will possess the following skill sets:

  1. Interpersonal skills and professional fluency for efficient and effective communication in a variety of environments.
  2. An understanding of and ability to demonstrate principled and moral leadership that aligns with organizational goals.
  3. Applied critical thinking, analytical ability, and technical/technological knowledge to solve complex problems and resolve conflicts.
  4. Will have a clear understanding of the cultural, social, and economic environments of the local communities and related international community.
  5. A broad-based liberal arts education which serves to effectively assess social responsibilities and ethical dilemmas in their personal and professional lives.

Student outcomes

The Associate in Applied Science in Family and Early Childhood Education program is designed to holistically train students in the application of educational, pedagogical and educational theory. At the end of the program, students will:

  1. Have studied pedagogical methodologies from a multicultural framework to address problems in a real-world setting.
  2. Be equipped to use pedagogy, didactic, educational methodology, research, group techniques, interviews, and testing to identify, analyze, evaluate, and solve educational situations for children under eight.
  3. Be able to evaluate and lead the learning process of children under eight.
  4. Have studied and apply pedagogical techniques, educational methodologies, educational psychology, cognitive theories, applied technologies of information, and psych-physical theory.
  5. Emphasize the dignity of every person involved in the applying of theories and methods.

Program requirements

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The Associate in Applied Arts in Family and Early Childhood Education program will consist of a minimum of 66 credits.

The program will have the following characteristics:

  1. Liberal arts studies (24 credits)
    • Required Liberal Arts courses (18 credits)
    • Elective Liberal Art Courses: Select two (2) liberal art courses (6 credits)
  2. Business courses (36 credits)
    • Required Courses (27 credits)
    • Elective courses (9 credits)
  3. Internship (6 credits)

TOTAL: 66 CREDITS

Required Liberal Arts Courses (6 courses, 18 Credits)

HIS101

Universal History

3 Credits

ENG101

English

3 Credits

MAT101

Basic College Mathematics

3 Credits

MUL101

Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the Americas

3 Credits

REL101

Man and University

3 Credits

REL104

General Ethics

3 Credits

Elective Liberal Arts Courses (2 Courses, 6 credits)

ART101

Painting and Sculpting

3 Credits

LIT101

English Literature

3 Credits

HIS102

Greeks and Romans

3 Credits

ART102

Music Appreciation

3 Credits

LIT102

Spanish Literature

3 Credits

HIS103

The Judeo-Christian Revelation

3 Credits

ART103

Architecture

3 Credits

MUL102

Introduction to National and International Politics

3 Credits

ART104

Theater and Poetry

3 Credits

HIS105

History of the Americas

3 Credits

MUL103

Factors and Repercussions of Immigration

3 Credits

ART211

Art

3 Credits

HIS106

American History

3 Credits

LIT103

Literature

3 Credits

ART105

Humanities

3 Credits

ART106

Fine arts

3 Credits

ART107

The government in the USA

3 Credits

SCI120

World Geography

3 Credits

Family and Early Childhood Education Required Courses (9 Courses, 27 credits)

EDU201

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3 Credits

EDU202

Child Growth and Development

3 Credits

EDU203

Social and behavioral research

3 Credits

EDU204

Music, play, art and movement in the young child

3 Credits

EDU205

Health, safety, and nutrition of the young child

3 Credits

EDU206

Introduction to educational technology

3 Credits

EDU207

Standards and assessment

3 Credits

PSY101

Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

PSY206

Language and Thinking

3 Credits

Family and Early Childhood Education Elective Courses (3 Courses, 9 credits)

EDU208

Exceptional child: Methods and characteristics

3 Credits

EDU209

Curricular development

3 Credits

EDU210

Evaluation of the Inclusive Adjustments of Young Childhood

3 Credits

EDU211

Child and family

3 Credits

EDU212

Child Growth and Development

3 Credits

EDU213

Language development in early childhood

3 Credits

EDU214

Children's literature

3 Credits

EDU215

Exceptional child: Development and instruction

3 Credits

EDU216

Early Childhood Mathematics and Science Instruction

3 Credits

EDU217

Teaching reading

3 Credits

EDU218

Teaching Strategies and Methodology

3 Credits

EDU219

Mathematical Structures and Concepts

3 Credits

EDU220

Child and family in the urban community

3 Credits

EDU221

Appropriate practices for ECE development

3 Credits

EDU222

Typical and atypical development of speech and language

3 Credits

EDU223

Methods of teaching the arts

3 Credits

EDU224

Observation and evaluation of children with and without special needs

3 Credits

EDU225

Methods for infants and toddlers

3 Credits

EDU226

Pre-school and special education methods

3 Credits

EDU227

Learning and development theory in practice

3 Credits

EDU228

Family Center Assessment/ Early Intervention

3 Credits

PSY202

Neuroanatomy

3 Credits

PSY203

Biological bases of human psychology

3 Credits

PSY204

Psychology of childhood and adolescence

PSY205

Personality Theories

PSY208

Motivation and Emotion

PSY209

Psychometric

PSY214

Theory and Techniques Interview

PSY217

General teaching

PSY219

Curriculum Design

SCI101

Sociology and Social Thought

SCI102

Human Biological Development

EDU229

Administration and supervision of Pre-school centers


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