Early Childhood Development (Certificate)
About the Program
The Early Childhood Development Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC) is a 52-credit option that offers early childhood education to prepare you for careers including private childcare providers, teacher’s assistants, or classroom aides. The program emphasizes observing, assessing, and planning curriculum for the areas of cognitive development, fine/gross motor physical development, social and emotional development, language and literacy development, and self-help skills of children birth through age eight. Credits earned while completing the educational requirements for the ATC articulate directly into the LC State Early Childhood Associate of Applied Science Degree.
Core ATC Early Childhood Devolopment complete the following 4 requirements16 creditsGeneral Education Core courses.Take ENGL 101.ENGL101 - Writing/Rhetoric I3 creditsENGL109 - College Writing & Research6 creditsChoose COMM 101 or 204.COMM101 - Fundamentals Oral Comm3 creditsCOMM204 - Public Speaking3 creditsTake 1 core Math course Choose from MATH 123, 130, 143, 147, 153, 170, 253, or 257, or MTHPT 130, 137, or 153.MATH153 - Statistical Reasoning3 creditsMATH153P - MATH 153 Supplement1 creditChoose PSYC 101 or 205.PSYC101 - Intro/Psychology3 creditsPSYC205 - Lifespan Develop Psyc3 credits
Early Childhood Dev ATC Major Reqmts complete the following 3 requirements36 creditsRequired Early Childhood Development courses for the Advanced Technical Certificate. A Technical Skills Assessment is required.Required Early Childhood Development courses Take ECDPT 100, 104, 108, 112, 150, 155, 205, 208, 211, and 250, RE 301.ECDPT100 - Health/Safe/Nutrition3 creditsECDPT104 - Intro to Early Child3 creditsECDPT108 - Child Development3 creditsECDPT112 - Infant Toddler Dev2 creditsECDPT150 - Observation3 creditsECDPT155 - Child Family Community2 creditsECDPT205 - Guiding Young Children2 creditsECDPT208 - Curriculum Development3 creditsECDPT211 - Exceptional Child3 creditsECDPT250 - Program Administration3 creditsRE301 - Psycholinguistics/Lit3 creditsTake 3 credits of ECDPT 194.ECDPT194A - IN:Early Child Dev I1 - 6 creditsECDPT194B - IN:Early Child Dev II1 - 6 creditsECDPT194C - IN:Early Child Dev III1 - 6 creditsECDPT194D - IN:Early Child Dev IV1 - 6 creditsTake 3 credits of ECDPT 294.ECDPT294A - IN:Early Child Dev I1 - 6 creditsECDPT294B - IN:Early Child Dev II1 - 6 creditsECDPT294C - IN:Early Child Dev III1 - 6 creditsECDPT294D - IN:Early Child Dev IV1 - 6 credits
* Please note that you must meet with an advisor each semester in order to verify degree completion time as well as online course offerings for the program requirements.