Children and Families: Early Childhood Education
About Our Program
If you like working with young children (birth to age 5) and would like to shape their future, HFC's Children and Families Program will provide the foundation you need to get started. Research shows that care and education during the early childhood years determines later academic success for children. The demand for competent early childhood professionals is constant.
The Children and Families Program prepares students to either assume positions in early childhood community, private, Head Start, Early Head Start (EHS), Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP), or In-Home programs immediately upon graduation or to continue their formal education at a 4-year educational institution. All students are welcome in this program: full-time, part-time, those meeting Child Development Associate (CDA) requirements (seeking the CDA or renewals), and even those who are looking to take 12 credits to satisfy the State of Michigan licensing regulations.
Our program’s curriculum is organized around core courses that meet the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards for Associate Degree programs, as well as provides the skills and knowledge needed by early childhood educators. The program instructors provide students with hands-on experiences in the classroom. Students put classroom theory into practice by working with infants, toddlers, and preschool children in practicum or field experiences. Program students can choose to register for a hybrid class for a few select program courses. Finally, our program consist of knowledgeable and experienced female and male early childhood instructors who are all presently working in the field in some capacity.
Those wishing to take their studies further have several options. The Children and Families Program has articulation agreements with Eastern Michigan University (EMU), Madonna University, Marygrove College, Rochester College, and the University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn). In the Fall of 2017, EMU will bring their Children and Family Studies bachelor's degree program to the HFC campus.
The Children and Families Program - Associate in Arts at Henry Ford Community College is Accredited by:
The Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children
1313 L Street NW, #500
Washington, DC 20005
The accreditation term runs from July 2019 to July 2021.
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