2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook

Early Childhood Preschool (C55860) Certificate

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The Early Childhood Preschool Certificate prepares individuals to work with preschool aged children (3-5) in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories, competency-based knowledge, and practice in actual settings with preschool children.

Course work includes child growth and development, physical/nutritional needs of preschool children, safety issues in the care of preschool children; care and guidance; communication skills with families and children; design and implementation of appropriate curriculum; and other related topics.

Successful completers should be prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate preschool programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and other preschool programs.

Program Curriculum

First Semester (Fall)

Class Hours 7 | Lab Hours 0 | Credit Hours 7

Second Semester (Spring)

Class Hours 9 | Lab Hours 0 | Credit Hours 9

Total Credit Hours 16

Additional Curriculum Notes

  1. Check published course schedules for course offerings.
  2. Criminal Background Check: Students entering any Early Childhood Practicum are required to undergo a criminal background check and/or drug testing prior to participation at the practicum site. Students should be aware that their progress to completion might be limited by an inability to complete the practicum portion of the program. Additionally, students are responsible for submitting appropriate and required documentation to their practicum site director. The student is responsible for the scheduling and costs associated with completing this requirement and mandatory tests such as TB tests.
  3. All prerequsites must be satisfied before starting any course.

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