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College Credit Certificate
The Early Childhood Director certificate program is designed to prepare graduates for administrative work in Early Childhood settings. Emphasis is placed on the unique role of the Early Childhood Program director and the education of young children. This program is designed for students with a BA/BS or AA/AAS in other fields and wish to work as Early Childhood Directors.
Required Program of Study
|Course Number||Semester||Course Title||Credits|
|ORI102||Fall||College Success Strategies||2|
|ECE115||Integrated Arts in EC||3|
|ECE105||Early Childhood Professional||3|
|ECE140||Health, Safety, & Physical Education||3|
|ECE120||Spring||Observation & Assessment of Young Children||3|
|ECE227||Infant & Toddler Care||3|
|ECE261||Family & School Relations||3|
|ECE 290||Co Op Education||3|
|Total Credit Hours Required for the Program||32|
For further information, contact the Program Coordinator.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Plan and set up an environment designed to support and encourage the development of the creative process in inclusive early care and education settings.
- Analyze and relate historical, social, economic, and philosophic bases for current practice and trends in early childhood education.
- Develop and implement health, safety, and nutrition policies that comply with regulatory standards.
- Apply knowledge of infant/toddler development including the unique program needs to develop age appropriate curriculum and environment.
- Evaluate the impact of socioeconomic issues, issues of attachment and family structures on the development of the child.
- Demonstrate managerial and supervisor skills required for day to day operations of early care and education settings.
- Evaluate the role of leadership and advocacy for public policy issues related to children and their families.
- Utilize the Code of Ethics for Early Childhood Education to demonstrate the development of a professional attitude.
- Apply knowledge of communication skills in relationship to organizational management and leadership.
Please note: These programs can be pursued on a part-time basis.
Appropriate placement test scores, or the completion of certain developmental courses, are required for all programs of study. Additional prerequisites may be necessary for some courses and can be found in the course descriptions section of the catalog.
It is recommended that students confer with their advisor when selecting electives.