SUNY Cobleskill and Hudson Valley Community College Launch Early Childhood Studies Degree Completion Partnership

SUNY Cobleskill today announced the launch of their first Degree Completion Partnership Agreement with Hudson Valley Community College. SUNY Cobleskill’s Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Studies (Birth to Age 5) at HVCC is designed for traditional students and working adult learners. This upper-division degree completion provides an opportunity for students with an associate degree in Early Childhood to apply their credits towards a bachelor degree without leaving HVCC. SUNY Cobleskill courses are offered in eight-week blocks on the HVCC campus. A cohort of students starts and moves through the program together.

SUNY Cobleskill also offers the Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Studies (Birth to Age 5) in partnership with Jefferson Community College, located in Watertown, New York.

The program is devoted to the critically important first years of a child’s development. Current research in developmental psychology, early education, infant mental health, family studies, and pediatric science is threaded throughout the curriculum. Graduates are prepared for employment that requires deep knowledge of early development, best practices in early care and education, and effective methods of family engagement.

 Dr. Marion A. Terenzio, President, and Dr. Susan J. Zimmerman, Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs, represented SUNY Cobleskill at the signing ceremony held today at HVCC. Says Dr. Terenzio: “We are committed to the quality of education from the earliest learning experiences onward and are proud to increase access to this exceptional program and outstanding faculty.”

 President Andrew Matonak and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Carolyn G. Curtis represented HVCC at the signing ceremony.

 SUNY Cobleskill’s Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Studies (Birth to Age 5) coursework may include: Child Health, Safety & Nutrition, Literacy Development in Young Children, Psychology of Learning, Math and Science for Young Children, Biases in Children’s Literature, Community Psychology, Assessment and Evaluation in Early Childhood, and Operations Management of Children’s Programs.

 Program details can be found at www.cobleskill.edu/hvcc.