The Early Childhood Associate Curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from infancy through middle childhood in diverse learning environments.  Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

Course work includes: child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communications skills with parents and children.  Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children.

Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings.  Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, and Head Start Programs.


Associate Degree        Associate in Applied Science Early Childhood Associate (A55220)

                                    Dual Enrollment with Fayetteville State University (A55220A)

Diploma                       Not Applicable

Certificate                    Child Care Administration (C55220C1)

                                    Child Care Development (C55220C2)

                                    Child Care Professional (C55220C3)

                                    Infant/Toddler Care (C55290)

Early Childhood Education Faculty:

Belva DeMendoza                                                                                                                                                                  Department Chair                                                                                                                                                                              910-678-8425                                                                                                                                                                                     demendob@faytechcc.edu

Linda Novak                                                                                                                                                                         Instructor                                                                                                                                                                                                   910-678-0180                                                                                                                                                                                      novakl@faytechcc.edu

Shelly Oliver                                                                                                                                                                             Instructor                                                                                                                                                                                                    910-678-9787                                                                                                                                                                                olivers@faytechcc.edu

Rondell A. Bennett                                                                                                                                                                Instructor                                                                                                                                                                                                     910-678-9788                                                                                                                                                                                    bennettr@faytechcc.edu 

James Hinkle                                                                                                                                                                             Instructor                                                                                                                                                                                                     910-678-9790                                                                                                                                                                                      hinklej@faytechcc.edu

Kara Walker                                                                                                                                                                         Instructor                                                                                                                                                                                                     910-678-9789                                                                                                                                                                                      walkerkl@faytechcc.edu

Ann Johnston                                                                                                                                                                       Instructor                                                                                                                                                                                                   910-678-9793                                                                                                                                                                                      johnstoa@faytechcc.edu


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