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What will you do
This certificate program is designed for people who are wanting to enter the field or are currently in the field but need additional education in order to provide quality care and broaden opportunities for promotion and career enhancement. Upon completion of this program, graduates will be eligible for Child Development Associate (CDA) certification from the Council for Professional Recognition. The CDA is a nationally recognized credential for those in the early care and education field, and it may be earned for preschool, infant/toddler, and family child care professionals. To earn a Child Development Certificate students complete two classes in the fall and two classes in the spring.
This program increases opportunities for career advancement in addition to degree advancement through the Early Childhood Diploma and the Early Childhood Studies AAS program. The Child Development Certificate can be applied to both the Diploma and the AAS degree.
- Entry: $14.04
- Average: $20.78
- Experienced: $36.13
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ECE 103 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education
ECE 244 - Early Childhood Guidance with Lab
ECE 133 - Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition
ECE 221 - Infant/Toddler Care and Education
ECE 153 - Early Childhood Curriculum I with Lab
Total Semester Hours Required: 17.0
Upon the successful completion of the program students will:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the early childhood profession.
- Identify developmental characteristics of children.
- Create a developmentally appropriate curriculum.
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