This certificate will provide a background in developmentally appropriate practices for children, ages birth through eight years. Emphasis will be placed on age and individual appropriate planning. Courses in this certificate will also focus on positive child guidance techniques and effective communication with the child, family and community. This certificate also provides an opportunity for the individual to obtain the North Carolina Early Childhood Credential Certificate.
The courses taken in this certificate 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.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Standard: Promoting Child Development and Learning
1a. Knowing and understanding young children’s characteristics and needs.
Standard: Building Family and Community Relationships
2a. Knowing about and understanding diverse family and community characteristics.
2b. Supporting and engaging families and communities through respectful, reciprocal relationships.
2c. Involving families and communities in their children’s development and learning.
Standard: Using Developmentally Effective Approaches to Connect with Children and Families
3a. Understanding positive relationships and supportive interactions as the foundation of their work with children.