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