Our graduates are skilled in planning environments, developing age-appropriate activities and setting expectations that are congruent with children's needs and characteristics. Graduates value a diverse culture, respect the varied backgrounds of children, encourage family participation and effectively communicate and collaborate with children, parents and coworkers.
Success in the Early Childhood Education program requires the effort and commitment of well-educated, dedicated and quality people. Graduates have a variety of employment possibilities from establishing and managing a child care center, or being a program director or teacher to working as a nanny throughout the United States.
This program offers an associate degree in Early Childhood Education. One of the strengths of this program is that students receive on-the-job training in child care, nursery school, kindergarten and early childhood exceptional needs settings. All students also complete a practicum experience at FVTC's Parent/Child Center.
Mission StatementThe Early Childhood Education program at Fox Valley Technical College educates learners for professional roles in a diverse early childhood education field.
Vision A diverse, inclusive program:
- investing in the community
- responding to current issues and trends
- influencing high quality early childhood education and experiences
- and inspiring life-long learning
Values Statements of core values are designed to characterize the desired teaching/learning environment and to guide the development of institutional policies and practices. Accordingly, all Early Childhood Education faculty of the Fox Valley Technical College community affirm the following college values and believe in the following early childhood education program values:
Integrity —We value informed advocacy and professionalism in all learning environments to promote sound educational practices.
Collaborative Partnerships — We value respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower children’s development and learning.
Innovation — We value evidenced based practices that build upon developmentally appropriate practice and connect to NAEYC and Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards.
Continuous Improvement — We value a continuous improvement process based on assessment, student performance and program outcomes.
Customer Focus — We value a commitment to the early childhood profession through an educational process which honors all learning styles, promotes hands- on experiences and results in direct application of knowledge.
Diversity — We value inclusive practices which embrace an anti-bias approach, encourage diverse perspectives and adhere to the NAEYC Ethical Code of Conduct.
Sustainability — We value citizenship by modeling respectful, responsible and accountable use of resources.
Program InformationAssociate Degree Program