Early Child Care Certificate

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Make the difference in the life of a child

The Early Child Care Certificate prepares students to work with children from birth through age eight in child care, pre-school, or school-age programs. Students gain an understanding of child development, plan developmentally appropriate activities, and practice responsibilities of assistant teachers.

What You'll Learn

Throughout this program, you’ll learn how children develop, how to plan age-appropriate activities that engage children intellectually and socially, and how to create a classroom where every child thrives. 

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What It's Like

This course combines classroom-based instruction and field experience to best prepare students for a career in early childhood education.  This 30 credit certificate also includes liberal arts courses that enhance your training. 

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Where You'll Go

Upon successful completion of this one-year certificate program, you will be prepared to work as a child-care provider.