Metropolitan Community College offers many flexible scheduling options to you meet degree requirements while balancing work and life. For convenience, we have listed our classes in alphabetical order.
Important: MCC recently updated the BSAD course designator for its business courses to either BUSN or ACCT. Please refer to the Business Course Crosswalk (PDF) to determine the name of the new BUSN or ACCT course that will fulfill the BSAD requirement on your degree plan.
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ECED 101 - Fundamentals of Early Care and Education (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENGL90 - Foundations of College Writing II, with a minimum grade of S or appropriate placement score. This course provides an overview of the field of early childhood care and education. Topics include types of early childhood programs, the characteristics and needs of young children, preparation of the learning environment, curriculum, instruction, guidance techniques, strategies for observation, documentation, and assessment, ethics, and effective communication. This course aligns with the eight (8) subject areas of the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, as well as the guidelines of Kansas and Missouri Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Professionals, and level II of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators.