Early Childhood Education

Certificate in Early Childhood Education

Want to specialize in Early Childhood Education?

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Certificate Program Requirements and Outcomes

Course No. Title Credits
ENG*H101 Composition 3
PSY*H111 General Psychology I 3
PSY*H203 Child Development 3
ECE*H101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ECE*H103 Creative Experiences for Children 3
ECE*H109 Science and Math for Children 3
ECE*H141 Infant/Toddler Development 3
ECE*H176 Health, Safety & Nutrition 3
ECE*H210 Observation and Participation 3
ECE*H231 Early Language and Literacy Development 3
  Total Credit Hours 30

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Utilize the writing skills for developing lessons and composing reports.
  • Be knowledgeable about various theories as they apply to young children.
  • Be able to apply theories to the physical, social emotion and cognitive development of children.
  • Learn how theories can be applied to understanding children’s behavior.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of Early Childhood Education & the skills required to make objective observations of young children in the classroom setting.
  • Be able to systematically observe and record children’s behavior.
  • Understand the different aspects of speech and communication.
  • Become acquainted with various communication impairments or delays and set realistic goals for young children in the area of language development.
  • Make an initial assessment of a child’s language development.
  • Understand how a child’s sensorimotor development influences a child’s ability to learn.
  • Recognize possible signs of physical handicaps and developmental delays.
  • Be aware of the interrelationships between child development and the areas of health, safety and nutrition.
  • Be knowledgeable about the control and prevention of communicable diseases.
  • Provide general curriculum adaptations and guidelines to help children meet their special needs.
  • Gain the experience to create a supportive and interesting learning environment.
  • Be able to write goals, objectives and developmentally appropriate activities.
  • Develop a curriculum using a multisensory approach to teaching.
  • Plan, organize, execute and evaluate classroom activities on a weekly basis.
  • Write developmentally appropriate explorations prescription based upon a child’s individual learning style.

Program Coordinator
Cynthia Meo
203-596-2107 (p)
Room: K702b