Early Childhood Development (Certificate)
About the Program
The Early Childhood Development Intermediate Technical Certificate prepares students with the skills needed to work in an entry-level position that pertains to careers with children ages 0-5. Examples may include a childcare provider or an early childhood classroom aide. The program emphasizes 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. Students engage in hands-on experiential learning through an internship placement at an approved early child classroom
Entry into the ITC degree option requires that students work with children in practicum settings. Students enrolling in this degree option must complete an application packet including:
ECD Program Application Criminal Background Check and Fingerprinting Current Certification in Pediatric CPR/First Aid TB Clearance Proof of a Physical Exam Students will not be allowed to register for courses in the program beyond the first semester without a completed application packet. Instructions for completing the application packet will be provided by the program advisor.
Upon completion of this certificate, students will:
Establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment Assess children’s growth and development, and support physical, intellectual, and linguistic competence Support social and emotional development and provide positive guidance for young children Foster positive and productive relations with families and the community Ensure well-run, purposeful programs responsive to participant needs Maintain professionalism and ethical conduct
Core CRT Early Childhood Devel complete the following 3 requirements9 creditsGeneral Education Core.Take ENGL 101.ENGL101 - Writing/Rhetoric I3 creditsChoose COMM 101 or 204.COMM101 - Fundamentals Oral Comm3 creditsCOMM204 - Public Speaking3 creditsTake MTHPT 153.MTHPT153 - Statistical Reasoning3 credits
Early Childhood Dev ITC Major Reqmts complete the following 2 requirements20 creditsRequired courses for Intermediate Technical Certificate. Completion of a Technical Skills Assessment is required.Early Childhood Development courses. Take ECDPT 100, 104, 108, 112, 150, 155, 205,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 creditsTake 2 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 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.