Early Childhood and Family Studies

Program Type: Face-to-Face, Fully Online
Program Level: Degrees, Online, Certificates
Department: Public Services
Institute: Public Service
College: SPC

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. 

 

All degrees and certificates can be completed 100% online.
Program Accreditation and Information

Accreditation: 

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.

Contact information:

(202)232-8777 | (800)424-2460 | help@naeyc.org  

NAEYC Accreditation Webpage   

Conceptual Framework 

Current Program Outcome Data

Admissions and Prerequisite Requirements

Program Orientation

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.

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 Amy Huebner, Instructor/Internship Coordinator at 210-486-2364 or ahuebner@alamo.edu.

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.

Application and Selection Process

Application Process:

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:

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, vjurkovic@alamo.edu

Mail to:

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

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Contact Information

Program Director:
Vlasta Jurkovic, M.A.
vjurkovic@alamo.edu
210-486-2127
MLK Center for Health Professions (CHP), 202C