Two-Semester (One-Year) Program
The Early Childhood program is designed to prepare individuals for employment in a variety of situations in which care and development of young children are the primary objectives. Teachers already employed in child care may find this program appropriate for upgrading and broadening their skills and qualifications and providing training for promotion.
Preparation or upgrading for positions such as assistant teachers (or aides) and home care providers in the following types of facilities:
In addition to the requirements for general admission to the college, a personal interview with the program head is highly recommended.
The program combines a blend of general education courses with specialized courses intended to provide preparation in the areas most directly applicable to working with children. Additionally, the coordinated internship course provides an opportunity for an individualized practicum in the type of child care setting in which the student is particularly interested. Students will be required to go through an oral interview after internship for the college-wide assessment plan. Upon satisfactory completion of this program, the student will be awarded a Certificate in Early Childhood Development.
FIRST SEMESTER (Fall)
SECOND SEMESTER (Spring)
1 CHD 120 and CHD 118 are prerequisites for CHD 290.
Internships for Early Childhood Certificate must be approved by program head