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Early Childhood Education ECE

Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education

The Associate in Early Childhood Education prepares students to become specialized teachers in the implementation of the fundamental’s Early Childhood Education. Teachers will be qualified to better perform and assist at the Kindergarten, Infant I infant II and Standard I levels.

The program, was first piloted by Sacred Heart Junior College, and Ecumenical Junior College. The program counts with the support of capable professors of Campbellsville University in Kentucky. It is a hybrid program with some online courses, face to face sessions and guided practice.     

Early Childhood Education Major

Ezra is a student who completed her associate degree through the UNESCO-funded program and is pursuing her bachelor’s degree through the special online program offered to Belize students. 

Ezra is one of the students in the Belize Early Childhood Education Bachelor’s Degree program. This program sprang from the successful associate degree program the School of Education offered through a UNESCO grant in cooperation with Sacred Heart Junior College. 

All courses offered in the Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education at SHJC are transferable to Campbellsville University to pursue your Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.

Key Courses Offered

The Primary Education program prepares students by offering the following courses: 

  • Foundations of Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Language Development in the Early Years
  • Implementing the Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Family, School & Community Relations
  • Health, Saafety, Nutrition of the Young Child
  • Assessment and Evaluation in ECE
  • Creative Arts & Play
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