Early Childhood Caregiver (Certificate)

The purpose of this program is to provide skills and a beginning credential to those individuals working with, or seeking to work with, young children in day care centers or family day care settings.

All courses in the Certificate program are applicable to the Early Childhood Associate in Applied Science degree program.

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the requirements for this program.

First Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ENG 101 Composition I 3
PSY 111 Psychological Principles I 3
ECH 101 Introduction to Early Childhood 3
ECH 102 Introductory Seminar: Programs for
Young Children
1
ECH 111 Curriculum Activities for Young Children 2
ECH 120 Infant and Toddler Curriculum 3
ECH 121 Infant and Toddler Curriculum Fieldwork (a) 1
TOTAL   16

Second Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ECH 107 Preparing to Teach Young Children 2
ECH 108 Early Childhood Practicum I (a) 2
PSY 221 Child Development 3
Free Elective 3-4
BHS 103 Social Problems in Today's World 3
TOTAL   13-14
  TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 29

Note: Students enrolled in ECH 102, ECH 121 and ECH 108 are required to have a physical examination.

a. Transportation to and from practicum sites is the responsibility of the student.