Early Childhood Education - Early Intervention A.A.S. (ECI)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

The Early Childhood Education - Early Intervention A.A.S. (ECI) at Lehigh Carbon Community College is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early NAEYC LogoChildhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, www.naeyc.org. The accreditation term runs from May 2018 through March 2023.‚Äč

Number of Program Completers

Academic Year Number of program completers % of program completers who were attending full-time (at the time of completion) % of program completers who were attending part-time (at the time of completion)
2018-2019 2 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
2017-2018 2 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
2016-2017 2 1 (50%) 1 (50%)

Program Completion Rate

Academic year in which a Fall cohort of full-time candidates enrolled in the program (select three sequential years) Percentage of those candidates who completed the program within 150% of the published timeframe Percentage of those candidates who completed the program within 100%, 200% (twice) or 300% (three times) of the published timeframe (Please circle, underline or bold the indicator above on which the program will report.)
2013 1 (33.3%)** 0 (0%)**
2012 0 (0%)** 0 (0%)**
2011 0 (0%)** 0 (0%)**

*People who started with either ECE or ECI, as their major and graduated with the same major
** Percent of Program completers is based on the column ‘Total Number of Students within Each Cohort”


Institutional Selected Data

**Subject & Status Frequency of 2016 Starting Cohort Number Retained from 2016-2017 ( 1 Year) & (Retention Rate from 2016-2017) ***Number Retained from 2016-2018 (2 Years) &  (Retention Rate from 2016-2018) ***Number Retained from 2016-2019 (3 Years) &  (Retention Rate from 2016-2019)
ECE (Full-Time) 30 17 (56.7%) 12 (40.0%) 5 (16.7%)
ECE (Part-Time) 14 10 (71.4%) 6 (42.9%) 2 (14.2%)
ECE (Full-Time) 1 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%)
ECE (Part-Time) 1 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%)

 

**Subject & Status Frequency of 2017 Starting Cohort Number Retained from 2017-2018 ( 1 Year) & (Retention Rate from 2017-2018) ***Number Retained from 2017-2019 (2 Years) &  (Retention Rate from 2017-2019)
ECE (Full-Time) 21 15 (71.4%) 6 (28.6%)
ECE (Part-Time) 17 5 (29.4%) 4 (23.5%)
ECE (Full-Time) 0 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%)
ECE (Part-Time) 2 1 (50.0%) 0 (0.0%)
 
**Subject & Status Frequency of 2018 Starting Cohort Number Retained from 2018-2019 ( 1 Year) & (Retention Rate from 2018-2019)
ECE (Full-Time) 26 12 (46.2%)
ECE (Part-Time) 10 7 (70%)
ECE (Full-Time) 2 1 (50%)
ECE (Part-Time) 4 1 (25%)

Prepares graduates for careers in early childhood/child care settings with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Graduates will be prepared in early intervention to work with children aged birth-five years who are developing typically as well as with young children with developmental delays/disabilities.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • know patterns of child growth and development and theories of learning.
  • use knowledge of family culture and different family structures to work in the collaborative relationships.
  • plan, adapt, and implement curriculum experiences based on developmentally appropriate practices.
  • plan, adapt, and implement a healthy and safe environment that supports children’s growth and development.
  • know and use ethical professional behaviors and regulations to advocate for children, families, and colleagues.