Early Childhood and Family Studies
The St. Philip’s College Early Childhood and Family Studies Program began remote teaching, learning, and working operations on March 23, 2020, as part of the college leadership’s decision related to the global COVID 19 situation. This remote teaching, learning, and working environment are expected to remain in place through the end of the summer semesters with exceptions made for courses that require face to face learning. Fortunately, for the ECFS program, we are 100% online and expect to continue without interruption.
While this situation is ever-changing, the intent of this notice is to provide some general information to current and prospective students.
NOTICE TO CURRENT EARLY CHILDHOOD AND FAMILY STUDIES STUDENTS
The St. Philip’s College Early Childhood and Family Studies Program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (1313 L St. NW Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 2005, (202) 232-8777, (800) 424-2460 www.naeyc.org).
At this time, NAEYC does not have a minimum number of hours students are required to complete for a practicum and/or internship, however, our program does require a minimum number of 320 hours required to successfully complete the program (CDEC 2689 course).
A grade of “I” or Incomplete will be used in the event internship hours are still remaining for this semester. This will allow you additional time to complete the course requirements to earn a letter grade.
Yes, if you receive a passing grade from a class and you are not satisfied with the grade, you will be able to petition for credit/non-credit. In order to receive credit for the course, you must make a C or better. However, if you intend to graduate from the program, you will need to retake the non-credit class.
The documentation required for the internship portion of the program will be collected at the beginning of Fall semester. Students will not be able to start internship hours until cleared.
We are offering one class (CDEC 1319) this summer and it will proceed as planned (100% online).
Please contact the Program Director, Amy Huebner at firstname.lastname@example.org or (210) 486-2364.
NOTICE TO INTERESTED EARLY CHILDHOOD AND FAMILY STUDIES STUDENTS
The Early Childhood and Family Studies program is currently accepting applications for Fall 2020.
Application deadline: Due June 1, 2020, for Fall 2020 semester
Information sessions: TBA and will be held via Zoom
Currently, we have no plans to postpone the Fall 2020 start date.
Applicants will be notified via St. Philips College email (email@example.com).
Please contact the Program Director, Amy Huebner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-486-2364
What is the Early Childhood and Family Studies program?
The Early Childhood and Family Studies Program will provide the community with 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.
What will I learn?
Students will 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 a 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.
(202)232-8777 | (800)424-2460 | email@example.com
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.
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.
Please Note: Candidates are required to complete all key assessments. Prior learning credit and/or credit for maintaining a current CDA credential is not approved in any course with a key assessment (TECA 1354, TECA 1303, CDEC 1323, CDEC 2315, CDEC 1359, and CDEC 2689).
Mandatory Internship Information Session
Students planning to graduate in academic year 2019-2020 must attend the mandatory Internship information session in the Fall and Spring at St. Philip’s College in the Center for Health Professions Building, Room 135. Students need to RSVP to Vlasta Jurkovic, Instructor/Internship Coordinator at 210-486-2227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, Amy Huebner, at 210-486-2364 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 interested in admissions into the Early Childhood and Family Studies Program at St. Philip's College are required 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
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
Amy Huebner, BA, MEd.
MLK Center for Health Professions (CHP), 202B