ERIC Number: ED264952
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Early Childhood Education Programs in Associate Degree Granting Institutions. Position Statement of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.
The purpose of these guidelines is to establish a standard for the associate degree in early childhood education to prepare individuals for positions working with young children. As such, the guidelines represent a consensus by the early childhood profession on the basic core of educational and professional preparation that an associate degree represents and reflects the current state of professional knowledge and experience. After an introduction describing how the guidelines were developed and defining terms, program objectives and standards are specified for nine components. Components concern curriculum, instructional methods, human and material resources, faculty qualifications, professional relationships, cultural diversity, student services, administrative structure, and the evaluation of student performance and program effectiveness. Concluding pages list sources used in developing the guidelines and provide information about the National Association for the Education of Young Children. (RH)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Child Caregivers, Early Childhood Education, Guidelines, Preschool Teachers, Standards
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1834 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20009 (NAEYC #210, $3.00; Discount on quantity orders).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.