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
Promote child development and learning by:
Knowing and understanding young children's characteristics and needs.
Knowing and understanding the multiple influences on development and learning.
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.