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.

  • 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.

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
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

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.