Early Childhood Preschool (C55860)

Certificate

Fully Online Option Available

This curriculum prepares individuals to work with preschool-aged children (3-5) in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories, competency-based knowledge, and practice in actual settings with preschool children.

Course work includes child growth and development, physical/nutritional needs of preschool children, safety issues in the care of preschool children; care and guidance; communication skills with families and children; design and implementation of appropriate curriculum; and other related topics.

Graduates should be prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate preschool programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and other preschool programs.

Students may be required to take developmental courses in Math and/or English as a result of high school GPA or pre-enrollment placement tests.  Therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Consult a program advisor for more information. 

Hybrid and Online students should be prepared to participate in community service, workshops, observations and other assignments that require additional time and preparation.

 Fall Semester  (10 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

EDU 119 Intro Early Childhood Edu

4

0

0

0

4

EDU 146 Child Guidance

3

0

0

0

3

EDU 153 Health, Safety & Nutrition

3

0

0

0

3

Spring Semester (6 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

EDU 131 Child, Family and Community

3

0

0

0

3

EDU 145 Child Development II

3

0

0

0

3

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 16