The Children and Education programs are divided into two areas--Children and Families Program and the Pre-Education Program. The Children and Families Program prepares graduates to work as professionals in early childhood settings such as home child care and center childcare programs, Head Start, the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) and private pre-kindergarten programs. This program completes the first half of your baccalaureate (BA) degree and prepares you for transfer to four-year universities. The Pre-Education Program consists of five areas of study: Child Development, Pre-Elementary, Pre-Secondary, Pre-Special Education and an Educational Paraprofessional Certificate. The four associate programs helps you to complete the first half of your baccalaureate (BA) degree, prepare you for transfer to a four-year university formal teacher training program and work toward achieving your full teacher certification. Both programs instill a love of learning by providing students with hands-on educational experiences designed to transfer educational skills to the work place or to continue learning at a university.