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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education Technology


Program Description:

The Early Childhood Education Technology program provides preparation for a professional career in Early Childhood Education spanning a variety of career options. This discipline includes classroom instruction, supervised laboratory experiences, and work-based learning experiences. Students will develop competencies that enable them to provide services, teach, and guide young children as related to various early childhood professions.

All students completing the technical program must complete the Pre-Professional Assessment and Certification (Pre-PAC) sponsored by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Students should see an early childhood advisor for further details.    

Each course has aligned the domains and competencies of the Early Childhood Education Pre-PAC national assessment. The domains and competencies addressed in the assessment are driven by industry standards.

This early childhood development technology curriculum meets the National Association for the Education of Young Children Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation and the Mississippi Department of Education Standards and Guidelines for Infants through Pre-Kindergarten (3- and 4-year-olds). The content for the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential and Pre-PAC standards are embedded in the Early Childhood Development Technology course work.

Campus Locations:

Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center - 601.987.8127 • Rankin - 601.936.5524 • Utica - 601.885.7118/7119 • Vicksburg - 601.629.6881

**Completion Award: Career Certificate in Early Childhood Education Technology 32 SH

**Completion Award: Technical Certificate in Early Childhood Education Technology 48 SH

Associate of Applied Science

**Completion Award: Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education Technology 63-65 SH

**Additional Graduation Requirements:

  • Orientation - Any student (first-time, transfer, and part-time) who begins at Hinds Fall 2007 and later will be required to take Orientation (LLS 1312 /RST 1312 ) to graduate from the College. Exception: Orientation credit (1-3 hrs) transferred to Hinds from another college will satisfy our orientation requirement.
  • Assessment - An Assessment Prep review course(s) and Skills Assessment exam(s) are required to graduate from this program.