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On the Gloucester Campus, East College Drive will be closed on Monday, February 26, through the end of May due to road construction.

All traffic must use the other entrances to the College. Employees will be able to access F-lot by driving through E-lot. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause & look forward to a safer traffic pattern once construction is complete. Click HERE for a map.

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Degrees & Certificates

Early Childhood / Preschool Education, A.A.S. (Cumberland)

​​​This program is designed for the rapidly growing preschool field of private and public daycare, Head Start, nursery, and public preschool centers.​ Others move into bachelor’s and master’s degree programs to become fully certified early childhood teachers. Students are introduced to child development, learning theory, language and literacy development, classroom management, and problem-solving through math, science, technology and the arts.

Program Goals

​ Upon completion of this program, students should be able to: 

  • Distinguish and apply well-known and influential educational theories to practices. 
  • Design a developmentally appropriate classroom environment to meet the needs of young children.
  •  Develop observation skills and apply those skills to a case study
  • Develop language and literacy skills in young children. 
  • Use the arts, sciences, and math in planning an integrated activity to broaden the child’s knowledge base, solve problems, and help children relate to others. 
  • Locate, retrieve, and critically evaluate information and information sources related to the profession. 
  • Evaluate and reflect upon their professional growth and development by creating a professional portfolio.

​Students can download the Program Guide listed above to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.

The RCSJ Catalog provides class descriptions.

The Course Registration Info site shows important information for each semester such as deadlines, dates, and guides.

For a complete list of when important College dates occur, students can view and download the Academic Calendar​.

The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.