Special Admission Requirements/Prerequisites
Early Childhood students must be exempt from, or have satisfactorily completed developmental reading and writing courses before enrolling in required early childhood courses in the program. Students must maintain a grade of "C" in all early childhood courses. (A "C-" or a "D" in an Early Childhood course indicates that the course must be repeated to remain in the Early Childhood curriculum.) As a prerequisite of the lab experiences, students must be able to satisfy health and other requirements of the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) New York State Day Care Licensing regulations. The department reserves the right to deny acceptance into or require withdrawal from the Early Childhood Program when students have an incomplete or unacceptable physical report or do not meet the requirements requested by OCFS or the licensed day care centers, family day care homes and public schools used for lab placements by the Early Childhood Department.
All students must make an appointment with an adviser from the Early Childhood Department before registering for any practicum courses (CC 201, CC 203, CC 205, or CC 206.)
ECC is a member of the State University of New York (SUNY) System, and is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Many of the professional curricula are also accredited by specialized agencies.
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