Presentation on theme: "Education, Early Childhood Education, and the Children’s Learning Center Lisha Linder, Department chair, ECE/EDU faculty member, Interim director CLC."— Presentation transcript:
Education, Early Childhood Education, and the Children’s Learning Center Lisha Linder, Department chair, ECE/EDU faculty member, Interim director CLC
Who We Are Early Childhood Education Department – One full-time faculty member divided between 2 departments, and 7 adjunct faculty Education Department – 2 adjunct faculty Children’s Learning Center – Interim Director, 4 part-time teachers, and 2 part-time assistant teachers
National Research on Enrollment Trends in Preschool Education Enrollment trends in preschool education have edged passed enrollment trends for college-bound students (Aud et al., 2010).
Enrollment Trends in ECE Enrollment trends in ECE have been increasing. We have experienced a 16% increase in enrollment in the past 5 years. FY 2008FY 2009FY 2010FY 2011FY 2012FY 2013 AAS Early Childhood Education 110120147140112127 ECE 32-Hour Certificate 283841465036 ECE 12-Hour Certificate 131620181724 ECE Enrollees 271910151219 Total178193218219191206
Report on Operations Results of Shah Center Small Business Development Center project in 2012-2013. Why are we here? Functional purpose of the Children’s Learning Center Lab site (Refer to Table 2 in report) Early Childhood Education Center facility
Staffing Concerns Challenges of staffing classes with adjunct faculty members Full-time faculty member for Education and Early Childhood Education Full-time Director for the Children’s Learning Center
Summary The MCC faculty and staff who work in the ECE/EDU department and in the CLC take great pride in their roles as leaders within the early childhood community. These programs have an excellent reputation; therefore, employers in the region actively recruit our students. The replacement of one ECE/EDU faculty member and the CLC director is essential, in order to continue to provide high quality educational experiences for MCC students.