NEWARK, Ohio, September15, 2017 – The early childhood education technology program at Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) recently received re-accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. NAEYC advances a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and supports all who care for, educate and work on behalf of young children. Accreditation serves as a mechanism for ensuring a consistent and high level of program quality and alignment to NAEYC's Professional Preparation Standards while respecting the unique mission and context of each degree program.
COTC's early childhood education associate degree program prepares students for careers working directly with children, birth through school age, or in programs for families and children. Through hands-on education and practicum experience, students learn to design, implement and evaluate teaching and learning situations that promote best practices for all children.
Graduates of COTC's early childhood education technology program can apply for Pre-K Associate Licensure or recertification through the Ohio Department of Education, assume a preschool teaching position or transfer to a four-year institution.
COTC was ranked number one in Ohio and number 19 in the nation by PayScale in its 2016-17 College Salary Report ranking the best community and career colleges by salary potential. COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.