Early Childhood and Family Studies
What is the Early Childhood and Family Studies program?
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.
Degrees and Certificates Offered
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What will I learn?
Students willl explore how children develop from birth to age 8 in all areas of development: physical, socio-emotional, language and cognitive. The result is individuals well prepared for a variety of job opportunities in the rapidly changing early care and education profession.
What can I do with this course of study?
AAS Degree: Para-Teacher Aide, Assistant Preschool Teacher, Early Childhood Teacher, Private sector Preschool Teacher and Child Care Director
Level II Certificate: Assistant Head Start Teacher, Assistant Child Development Specialist, Child Care Teacher, Day Care Home Provider, Family Worker/Assistant, School-age After-School Provider, Nanny
What's special about the program?
The Early Childhood and Family Studies program is offering the first online Early Childhood degree in San Antonio from an accredited Community College.
The AAS degree is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
This program offers students an unique experience to complete their internship in a hospital setting.
On March 25, 2019, the Early Childhood and Family Studies Program at St. Philip’s College was placed on probation by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1313 L Street, NW, #500, Washington, DC 20005. (202) 232-8777. A program on probation is accredited but is not in full compliance with the accreditation standards and/or other requirements for maintaining its accreditation status. A program has up to two years to demonstrate full compliance with the standards and/or administrative requirements for maintaining its accreditation status.
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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 program orientation for new and returning students is scheduled on 8/29/2018 and 1/23/2019, at 6:00 pm, at St. Philip's College in the Center for Health Professions Building, Room 135.
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 (within past year), 5.) Current CPR/First Aid Certificate.
- Drug Screening Contact
- Background Screening Contact
- For Tuberculosis Screening, contact the City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health Department at 210-207-8823 or contact your primary care provider.
Mandatory Internship Information Session
Students planning to graduate in academic year 2019-2020 must attend the mandatory Internship information session on 10/3/18 and 3/6/19, at 6:00 pm, at St. Philip’s College in the Center for Health Professions Building, Room 135.
Students need to RSVP to Amy Huebner, Instructor/Internship Coordinator at 210-486-2364 or email@example.com.
Program Information and Orientation 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 orientation 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. Check our college event calendar for Information Session dates and time.
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:
- Completed application form
- Completed application checklist
- Copy of any certifications earned (e.g. Child Development Associate)
- Type-written letter of interest
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Healthcare Science & Early Childhood-St. Philip's College
Early Childhood and Family Studies Program
1801 Martin Luther King Drive
San Antonio, Texas, 78203
Fall admission: June 1st
Spring admission: November 1st
Vlasta Jurkovic, M.A.
MLK Center for Health Professions (CHP), 202C