Certificate in Early Childhood Education (C55220)

The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

Course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with parents and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children.

Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start programs, and school-age programs.

Required Courses
(Take When Available)
EDU 119--Intro to Early Childhood Education
*EDU 144--Child Development I
**EDU 145--Child Development II
EDU 146--Child Guidance
EDU 151--Creative Activities
*May be substituted by PSY 244--Child Development I
**May be substituted by PSY 245--Child Development II