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Early Childhood (Associate Degree)

Education is an essential goal of every society. People develop educational principles gradually through assiduous mental and spiritual effort. Therefore, the preschool college program takes students on a crucial journey to provide them with a scientific, spiritual, perceptual, and technical education to enable them to be effective educators of young children.

Introduction
Course Schedule

Introduction

Education is an essential goal of every society. People develop educational principles gradually through assiduous mental and spiritual effort. Therefore, the preschool college program takes students on a crucial journey to provide them with a scientific, spiritual, perceptual, and technical education to enable them to be effective educators of young children.
The definition of a human and his status has a critical role in education, and therefore the following questions are important. "What defines a human? What are his nature and status? What is the essential role of each individual in the human world? What is the role of society in his life?"
The early childhood program is provided in two and a half years, with 72 credit hours of theoretical and practical courses in the field of education and training of preschool children, with the general aim of providing trainers and mentors with the necessary aptitudes to educate children.
After passing the course, graduates can occupy the following jobs:

  • Child mentor at different preschool levels
  • Educational content designer in various departments for use in kindergartens and preschool
  • Art class mentors (art - play - creativity - storytelling, etc.)

Mission

Our mission is to recognize the unique gifts of each student, excite students about the world around them and the power of knowledge, provide inclusive and adaptable learning experiences, facilitate growth that enables students to move through the different stages of learning, build relationships with families and the community to form mutually beneficial partnerships in education, and to further the professional development of the program’s staff.

Vision

The vision of this early childhood learning program is to form successful partnerships with families and the community, promote positive child development, and foster students’ confidence, creativity, critical thinking, multicultural awareness, and passion for learning.

Goals and Objectives

The goals and objectives of this associate degree program are to:

  • elevate students' knowledge and insights regarding the characteristics, necessities, and rights of children
  • develop capacity to attend to children's comprehensive emotional, social, moral, spiritual, and physical growth
  • nurture cooperation, interaction, and mutual respect among humans
  • develop the capacity to promote the mental and physical state of health in children and mentors
  • create intellectual independence and individual discipline
  • reinforce verbal and linguistic skills
  • grow thinking skills
  • develop social and emotional skills
  • develop cognitive skills
  • develop communication skills and classroom management
  • understand the environment and nature and how to protect them
  • become familiar with music, literature, and art

Admission Requirements

High school graduates in one of the fields of mathematical, natural sciences, humanities, art, or technical school (one of the technical, specialized, or vocational branches) who have received a diploma can enter this field. There is no GPA requirement in this field.

Curriculum

Students are required to pass 72 credit hours in 5 semesters.


Curriculum/Course Schedule

Semester 1
Course Code
Course Name
Credit Hours
PSY1706 Foundations of Human Relationships 3
PSY1709 Principles of Preschool Education 3
PSY1727 Physical Health and First Aid 3
PSY2717 Children's Rights 3
PSY1704 General Psychology 3
EFL1100 3
EFL1101 3
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