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    Apr 21, 2018  
2016-17 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2016-17 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]

Early Childhood Education - Pre-School Certificate (C55220G)


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This certificate will provide a background in developmentally appropriate practices for preschool aged children.  Courses in this certificate will focus on positive child guidance techniques and effective communication with the child, family, and community.  This certificate will enhance the employability of early childhood education students nationwide as it encompasses the courses required for the CDA (Child Development Associate); a credential that is required in many states for work in a childcare center.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Promote child development and learning by:
  1. Knowing and understanding young children's characteristics and needs.
  2. Knowing and understanding the multiple influences on development and learning.
  3. Developmental knowledge to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments.
  1. Build family and community relationships by knowing about and understanding family and community characteristics.

Total Program Hours: 16


Note(s):


The courses taken in this certificate program may be applied toward the Diploma and the Associate in Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education.

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