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1 Education, Early Childhood Education, and the Children’s Learning Center Lisha Linder, Department chair, ECE/EDU faculty member, Interim director CLC

2 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

3 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).

4 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 ECE 32-Hour Certificate ECE 12-Hour Certificate ECE Enrollees Total

5 Report on Operations  Results of Shah Center Small Business Development Center project in  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

6 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

7 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.

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