Early Childhood Education
Program code: 634-01
Length: One-year Program – Two semesters
Purpose: The certificate program is designed to prepare individuals for employment in a variety of situations where care and maintenance of young children is the primary objective. Practitioners already employed in the child care function may find this program appropriate for upgrading and broadening their paraprofessional abilities and qualifications.
Occupational Objectives: Preparation of upgrading for positions as child care assistants (or aides) in the following types of facilities:
Child Care Centers
Day Care Centers
Family Day Care Homes
Admission Requirements: In addition to requirements for general admission to the College, a personal interview with the program head is necessary.
Curriculum Requirements: The program combines a blend of general education courses with specialized courses intended to provide preparation in the areas most directly applicable to the child-care function. Additionally, the Coordinated Internship courses provide an opportunity for individualized practicum in the type of work situation in which the student is particularly interested. Students may carry either the full curriculum to receive the certificate in one year or may take a lesser number of courses suitable to their own schedule and complete the curriculum over a longer period of time.
First Semester CHD 145 Teaching Art, Music and Movement to Children 2 2 3
CHD 118 Language Arts for Young Children 2 2 3
CHD 120 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3 0 3
ENG 101 Practical Writing I 3 0 3
SDV 108 College Survival Skills 1 0 1
TOTAL 11 4 13
Second Semester CHD 146 Math, Science and Social Studies for Children 2 2 3
CHD 215 Models for Early Childhood Education Programs 3 0 3
CHD 165 Observ. & Participation. in Early Childhood/Primary Settings 1 6 3
ENG 102 Practical Writing II 3 0 3
HLT 135 Child Health and Nutrition 3 0 3
HLT 100 First Aid & Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 3 0 3
TOTAL 15 8 18
Total Minimum Credits for Early Childhood Education Certificate 31