Advanced Early Childhood Studies
Acquire theoretical knowledge and develop the competencies needed to enter a career and to continue professional growth in the care and education of children birth through age eight in various settings. Complete this program by taking classes exclusively on weekdays, exclusively on evenings/weekends, or in a combination of weekdays and evenings/weekends.
Program/Major Codes: CRTECA/ECA
What can I do with this certificate?
Career options: Apply for the national Child Development Associate credential; or meet the CDA equivalency, as defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC); or use the coursework to meet state Department of Health Service professional development requirements.
Academic options: Continue your studies by applying your coursework toward the Early Childhood Studies AAS.
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Required Core Courses
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|ECE 112||Music and Art for Children||3|
|ECE 117||Child Growth and Development||3|
|ECE 190||Early Childhood Education: Theory to Practice||4|
|ECE 200||Foundations of Early Childhood Education||3|
|or CDA 102||The Child's Total Learning Environment||1|
|and CDA 121||Techniques for Observing Children||1|
|and CDA 271||Professionalism in Childcare||1|
|ECE 226||Teaching Techniques and Behavior Management||3|
|ECE 228||The Young Child: Family, Culture, and Community||3|
|ECE 240||Assessment of Young Children||3|