New students are not being accepted into this program due to future program termination. Students currently enrolled in this program are under a teach-out plan.
This curriculum prepares individuals to work with school-age children in diverse learning environments. The curriculum is specifically designed for students planning to work in public or private school-age care environments.
Program Learning Outcomes
Promote child development and learning by:
a. Knowing and understanding young children's characteristics and needs.
b. Knowing and understanding the multiple influences on development and learning.
c. Using developmental knowledge to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments.
Build family and community relationships by knowing about and understanding family and community characteristics.
Observe, document, and assess to support young children and families by:
a. Knowing about assessment partnerships with families and other professionals.
b. Knowing about and using observation, documentation, and other appropriate assessment tools and approaches.
c. Understanding and practicing responsible assessment to promote positive outcomes for each child.
The courses taken in this certificate program may be applied toward the Diploma and the Associate in Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education. See the diploma and associate degree listings for specific requirements.