Lansing Community College offers two program options in Child Development and Early Education. Each addresses the various components of high quality early childhood education in a variety of settings and for all ages, including infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children. Instructional methods include lecture-discussion, hands-on experiences, and supervised fieldwork. Some courses are offered on-line or as a hybrid.
The conceptual framework of the Child Development and Early Education program evolved out of a series of meetings held in 2007 and 2008. Full-time and adjunct faculty, field instructors, and community stakeholders engaged in guided discussions to identify the program's core values, to explore our assumptions about adult learners, and then to collaboratively develop mission and vision statements which encapsulate our shared philosophy. The resulting conceptual framework is seen as a dynamic document which continuously guides the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of courses and curriculum whose content and outcomes are closely aligned with NAEYC standards for Associate Degree programs and the Michigan Core Knowledge and Competencies for early childhood professionals.
- Early Childhood Standards for Infants/Toddlers
- Early Childhood Standards for Pre-Kindergarten
- Early Childhood Investment Corporation
- Great Start to Quality
- National Associate for the Education of Young Children
- Council for Professional Recognition (CDA Credential)
- Ingham Great Start Collaborative
- State of Michigan Child Care
- Michigan Department of Education, Office of Great Start
- Child Care and Early Education Research Connections
Child Care and Early Education Research Connections is a free, federally-funded Web site offering a comprehensive, up-to-date, and easy-to-use collection of more than 13,000 resources from the many disciplines related to child care and early education. The site allows users to search, refine searches, download full-text resources, analyze data on line, and perform many other tasks important to researchers, policymakers, and education decision-makers.