The Aims Community College Early Childhood Education (ECE) program provides comprehensive educational opportunities for students to develop entry level skills, to upgrade abilities needed for career advancement, and to complete coursework required for transfer into a baccalaureate degree program. High quality coursework delivered with integrity by professional, caring faculty and staff leads to earned certificates and associate degrees. The ECE program partners with child care providers, agencies, and professional organizations to enhance the quality of care offered to children and to support child care providers with ongoing professional development.
A curriculum map is a graphical illustration of the relationship between a program’s courses and the program’s student learning outcomes. Curriculum maps at Aims Community College identify the program’s mission statement (red), program-learning goals (dark gray), and expected program student learning outcomes (light gray). In addition, Aims’ curriculum maps indicate where learning outcomes are introduced, reinforced, and mastered.
The demand for high-quality child care is increasing, which means the number of career options in this exciting and rewarding field is increasing too. As we learn more about child development methods, the need for early childhood education specialists will continue to grow. The Aims Early Childhood Education will prepare you for a successful career working with young children and families.
Our program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This is demonstrated by our assessment curriculum maps and included in our syllabi.
Our courses are aligned with the Colorado Community College Numbering system and Colorado Quality Standards (Colorado's Competencies for Early Childhood Educators and Administrators--Version 5--6/16.
Aims ECE classes meet Colorado requirements for Early Childhood Teacher Qualifications and Child Care Center Director.
Courses for your specific certificate or degree must be taken in order, beginning at level I.