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Early Childhood Caregiver (ECC)

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.

Students who successfully complete the Certificate in Early Childhood Caregiver (ECC) will be able to:

  • Promote child development and learning by creating/planning a developmentally appropriate environment with supervision;

  • Demonstrate an ability to design learning experiences for young children in a variety of curricular areas;

  • Demonstrate an ability to implement and evaluate learning experiences for young children in a classroom with supervision.

Courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor.

Gainful Employment Disclosure 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.