Gateway Community College
20 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510

P: (203) 285-2189
F: (203) 285-2087

Director: Earnestine B. Kirkland

Contact: Earnestine B. Kirkland
P: (203) 285-2189
F: (203) 285-2087

Early Childhood Special Education

Year Program Started: 1999

Max. Participants/Year: 25

Application Deadline: September

Program Timeframe: September - September

Academic Level Targeted: college

Racial/Ethnic Focus: any racial/ethnic group

Type of Program: education, mentoring, career/academic planning

Program Attributes: for credit, financial aid provided, counseling provided, mentors/advisors provided

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: education, psychology

Additional Comments: The Early Childhood Special Education Associate degree and certificate programs equip students with the skills to: screen and identify the unique needs of preschoolers and their families; define early intervention services needed; plan flexible, interactive curricula; and use the major laws affecting exceptional children.