2022-2023 EGCC Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 15, 2024  
2022-2023 EGCC Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teacher Education Prekindergarten Care and Education, AAS

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The Prekindergarten Care and Education Program is designed to provide the educational background needed for graduates to pursue careers in preschool/childcare centers, and to meet state licensing requirements for an administrator as specified by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Licensing Rules, #5101:2 12 25. Students will be required to complete practicum experiences throughout their program in a variety of settings. Candidates will be eligible to obtain an Educational Paraprofessional or Early Childhood Associate License from the Ohio Department of Education. Students desiring to complete this degree should first check with their respective state’s department of education on their eligibility for licensure.

This option blends the early childhood preschool courses, which stress the care of the child from birth through age 4, with early childhood education courses required by the state of Ohio. The Field Experience Handbook (available on the Teacher Education Prekindergarten Care and Education page on the college’s website) provides the necessary documentation and points of contact for this process. A current (not more than one year old) BCI/FBI background check must be on file at the college at the start of your field experience. Students residing outside the state of Ohio must submit a valid state and federal background check prior to admission into the program, and before courses that require field experience hours (EDU 202  ECE 107 , EDU 206 , EDU 207 ). Students should reach out to their local law enforcement agency as to the steps required to successfully complete their records check.

Upon completion of the Prekindergarten Care and Education Program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Apply principles of human growth, development and learning to the teaching of young children.
  • Plan appropriate learning experiences for individual children and groups of children.
  • Develop appropriate educational practices for young children to promote communication skills, and to foster the growth of skills in problem solving, decision making and critical thinking.
  • Recognize individual needs and use appropriate teaching strategies to address children’s differences in developmental levels, ethnic backgrounds and learning styles.
  • Use effective communication skills with children, families and coworkers.
  • Recognize emergencies and provide appropriate first aid and CPR.
  • Assist in designing an environment for child guidance, including daily program structure, to create and sustain a positive learning environment for children.
  • Prevent, recognize and manage communicable diseases including the protection of child care staff members.
  • Assist in initiating assistance for recognized child abuse and neglect.
  • Meet the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services requirements for child daycare providers.

The Ohio Department of Education has approved Eastern Gateway’s program to offer a two-year associate degree license

Teacher Education - Prekindergarten Care and Education

Recommended System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10 or higher
    • Processor: 2 GHz or higher
    • RAM: 4 GB or more
    • Hard Drive: 100 GB or more
    • Graphics: DirectX9 or higher
    • Display: 720p
    • OS: Mac 10.14 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or higher
    • RAM: 8 GB or more
    • Hard Drive: 256 GB or more
    • Display: 1280x800 resolution or higher

Chromebooks are not recommended



Total Semester I Credit Hours: 16

Total Semester II Credit Hours: 17

Total Semester III Credit Hours: 16

Total Semester IV Credit Hours: 15

Total Credits: 64

▲Student must obtain a letter grade of C or better to progress to graduation/certification.

▲HSC102First Aid/CPR or HSC998, based upon the evaluation by the registrar’s office.

● A grade of C or better is required to move to an additional English course in this program.

To enroll in EDU 206  and EDU 207 , students must successfully complete the following pre-requisite courses: ECE 101 ECE 102 ECE 106 ECE 107 ECE 110 ECE 111 ECE 113 ECE 114 , EDU 200 , EDU 202 , EDU 203 , and EDU 219  

BCI and FBI background checks are required for the following courses; ECE 107 , EDU 202 , EDU 206 , EDU 207  

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