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 with a comprehensive early childhood program responsive to cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic 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.
- Early Childhood and Family Studies, A.A.S. ♦︎
- Early Childhood and Family Studies Level 2 Certificate ♦︎
♦ This symbol indicates the offering is also available fully online.
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.
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 the past year), 5.) Current CPR/First Aid Certificate.
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 the Fall and Spring must attend the mandatory Internship information session. The session will be announced in ECFS courses and through student advisors, and students need to RSVP to Vlasta Jurkovic, Assistant Professor/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
- Copy of any certifications earned (e.g. Child Development Associate)
- Typed letter of interest
Fall semester (Flex 1 and 16-week sessions)-August 1
Fall Flex 2-October 1
- Spring semester (Flex 1 and 16-week sessions)-December 1
- Spring Flex 2-March 1
- Summer-May 1
Email to Amy Huebner, 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
San Antonio, Texas, 78203
Amy Huebner, BA, MEd.
MLK Center for Health Professions (CHP), 202B