Red Rocks Community College

Early Childhood Education Program Mission Statement

Philosophy:  To empower students to fulfill their potential in working with children, families, and community.

Mission: The ECE department at RRCC educates current and future early childhood practitioners to best meet the needs of our community.  This includes knowledge, skills and dispositions in the areas of:

  • Body of knowledge:  child development, how children learn, social and emotional competence, nurturing positive relationships, promoting health and safety, assessment and observation skills, working with families and communities, inclusion, and professionalism. 
  • Critical thinking
  • Lifelong learning
  • Advocacy
  • Motivation and passion for children, families and the field of early childhood care and education
Self-Study Reflections:
  • Coursework was revamped in response to the NAEYC standards, becoming much more intentional.  Completing the course scope and sequence was one of the most valuable parts of the process in terms of contributing to collaboration and a shared program vision.
  • Involvement of both full-time and adjunct faculty in the self-study and program improvement process contributed to team building and pointed to the value of regular faculty meetings.  The administration developed a heightened awareness of the ECE program.

Red Rocks Community College Enrollment Data

RRCC Enrollment data

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CCCOnline Enrollments through RRCC

CCCOnline Enrollment through RRCC

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College Contact:

Program Contact: Kathleen DeVries

    Phone: 303-914-6326

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EC faculty

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EC students working with kids