Early Childhood (AAS) Accreditation

The Early Childhood A.A.S. program at Hudson Valley Community College is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

The accreditation process involves a comprehensive self-study to align the program with the 2010 NAEYC Standards for Initial and Advanced Professional Preparation Programs. The mission of the NAEYC Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs system is to set a standard of excellence for early childhood education degree programs and to recognize programs that have demonstrated that they meet this standard, thereby benefiting the programs, and young children, families, and communities.

Outcomes

As part of the Early Childhood A.A.S. program achieving and maintaining NAEYC accreditation, we are required to report annually on the program's assessment of candidates, related to the 2010 NAEYC Standards for Initial and Advanced Preparation Programs, including outcomes specific to each accredited degree program.

Outcome Measure #1: The number of program completers for the three most recent academic years.

Academic Year Number of program completers  % of program completers who were attending full-time (at the time of completion) % of program completers who were attending part-time1 (at the time of completion)
2016 44 25 of 44 = 57% 19 of 44 = 43%
2017 34 19 of 34 = 56% 15 of 34 = 44%
2018 37 21 of 37 = 57% 16 of 37 = 43%

Outcome Measure #2: The Program Completion Rate. The published timeframe2 for full-time candidates to complete the early childhood program is two years (four semesters at 15 credits a semester)

Academic year in which a Fall cohort of full-time students enrolled at the institution (select three sequential years) Percentage of those students who completed the program within 100%  Percentage of those students who completed the program within 150% of the published timeframe
2014 8 of 40 = 20% 2 of 40 = 5%
2013 10 of 46 = 22% 2 of 46 = 4%
2012 12 of 54 = 22% 3 of 54 = 6%

Outcome Measure #3: Institutional Selected Data

(A) The fall-to-fall retention rate in the program for each of the three most recently completed academic years

Academic Year  % of Part-Time Candidates Enrolled (% of Total Enrollment) Retention Rate among Part-Time Candidates  % of Full-Time Candidates Enrolled (% of Total Enrollment) Retention Rate among Full-Time Candidates
2017-2018 34 of 142 = 24% 17 of 34 = 50% 108 of 142 = 76% 60 of 108 = 56%
2016-2017 33 of 144 = 23% 16 of 33 = 48% 111 of 144 = 77% 54 of 144 = 38%
2015-2016 43 of 159 = 27% 22 of 43 = 51% 116 of 159 = 73% 58 of 116 = 50%

(B) Institutionally designed measure that speaks to candidate outcomes in the program: Average GPA of the graduating class.

Academic Year  Early Childhood, AAS (ECD) Graduate Average GPA Hudson Valley Community College Graduating Class Average GPA
2017-2018* 3.41 2.85
2016-2017 3.28 2.82
2015-2016 3.28 2.78

*26 out of 37 ECD Graduates were either on the Dean’s List or President’s list during their time at HVCC.

1 Part-time status is defined by the institution.

2 “The Commission defines the published timeframe as the number of terms an individual student was actually enrolled in the program. The terms do not have to be consecutive, but the total number of terms must meet the program’s expected time frame for completion. University-approved withdrawals (e.g., leaves of absence for reasons of health, maternity/paternity, mission work, military assignment) do not count toward the number of terms a student was enrolled in the program. Students taking longer due to reasons other than university-approved withdrawals (e.g., course repeats, remediation plans) cannot be considered as meeting completion expectations.” Language adapted from the Council on Academic Accreditation for Audiology, Speech Language Pathology of the American Speech Language Hearing Association at http://caa.asha.org/news/calculating-program-completion-rates/.

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Antoinette Howard
TEACHER PREPARATION DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON
Higbee Hall, Room 109
NOTE: Employers looking to hire students from these programs should contact the Center for Careers and Transfer.

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.