The Early Childhood and Family Studies Program will provide the community a comprehensive early childhood program responsive to cultural, ethnic, socio-economic diversity, rich in current and innovative ideas and nurturing authentic learning and hands-on experiences. The result is individuals well prepared for a variety of job opportunities in the rapidly changing early care and education profession. The AAS degree is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation Commission.
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The Early Childhood and Family Studies is offering the first online Early Childhood degree in San Antonio from an accredited community College.
Early Childhood and Family Studies Offer
All degrees and certificates can be completed 100% online. Visit our degree plans link for more information.
Program Award Options
Professional Organizations & Sites of Interest
Professionalism in Early Childhood Education is very important in strengthening our image as educators of young children. Likewise, it is necessary to keep abreast of the most current trends, policies, and general information about the profession. These links are provided to be a key resource for the professionals in this field.
Program Application Process
Students planning to enter the Early Childhood and Family Studies Program at St. Philip's College, starting Fall 2017, need to submit a program application.
The application packet should include the following:
Application packet may be submitted in ONE (1) of the following ways:
Hand-deliver to Center for Healthcare Professions Building, Room 130
Email to Vlasta Jurkovic, Program Director, email@example.com
Department of Healthcare Science & Early Childhood-St. Philip's College
Early Childhood and Family Studies Program
1801 Martin Luther King Drive
Fall admission: June 1st
Spring admission: November 1st
All students in the Early Childhood and Family Studies Program at St. Philip's College are required to participate in a program orientation at the beginning of every fall and spring semester.
The next program orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Location: TBA.
Program Internship Information
The student seeking a certificate or degree in Early Childhood and Family Studies must complete an Internship to be awarded a certificate or degree. The Internship is completed in the last semester of the program. In the semester before enrolling in the Internship, students must complete the following steps: 1) Contact the Early Childhood and Family Studies Program to enroll in the course. 2) Completed drug screening. 3) Completed criminal background check, 4) Completed tuberculosis screening.
Mandatory Internship Orientation
Students planning to graduate in academic year 2017-2018 must attend the Mandatory Internship Orientation on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at St. Philip's College in the Center for Health Professions Building, Room 102. Students need to RSVP to Amy Huebner, Instructor/Internship Coordinator at (210) 486-2364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Information Sessions
The Early Childhood and Family Studies Program at St. Philip's College invites anyone interested in learning about our program to attend an upcoming information session to get more information. All sessions will take place in the Center for Health Professions Building at St. Philip's College. Please contact the Program Director, Vlasta Jurkovic, at (210) 486-2127 or contact the department at (210) 486-2050 if you need additional information.
Information session on the following dates:
- September 14, 2016 at 6 pm
- October 12, 2016 at 6 pm
- November 16, 2016 at 6 pm
- January 25, 2017 at 6 pm
- February 22, 2017 at 6 pm
- April 25, 2017 at 6 pm.
Faculty & Staff
Vlasta Jurkovic, M.A.
Location: Center for Health Professions (CHP) 202C
Amy Huebner, M.ED.
Phone: (210) 486-2364
Location: Center for Health Professions (CHP) 202B
Jessica A. Cooper, M.S.
Department Chair/Associate Professor
Location: Center for Health Professions (CHP) 130B
- Veronica Galvan
- Shelli Keller
- Abraham Moreno