1. Student will establish or improve, an early childhood learning environment using principles selected from classes (research, ECE theories and their life experiences).
2. Student will observe actions, language, and social behavior of young children in an Early Childhood Education classroom, assess children’s skills and behavior based on developmentally appropriate practices, and report their findings.
3. Critique organization and implementation of classroom processes in an early learning setting, identify concerns evident in the classroom, and formulate solutions to address these concerns.
4. Provide parent education and encourage parental participation in early learning experiences with their own and other children through opportunities offered at the early learning setting.
|Total credits from State Initial ECE Certificate:||12|
|Total credits from State Short ECE Certificate of Specialization:||8|
|course(EDUC&150)||Child, Family, Community||3|
|course(EDUC&180)||Language & Literacy Development||3|
|course(ECED&190)||Observation & Assessment||3|
|MATH||Computation (course(ACCT110) or course(BUS116))||5|
|Total credits (excluding prerequisites)||27|
What Skills do I need to be successful in this field?
To be successful in early childhood education you need to appreciate children, their families, and develop the abilities to use observation and assessment in order to plan and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum that meets the individual child’s needs. This is best accomplished through formal education and lifelong learning in ECE.
What are some potential job titles?
Teacher Aide, Assistant Teacher, Lead Teacher
Wages, employment trends and pathways:
The concept behind the stackable certificate is the end result of Community College ECE coordinators, SBCTC, and the Department of Early Learning (DEL) joining together in a concerted effort to have in place a much clearer professional development pathway for students/and employees in the field returning to school. Because there are a variety of wages and positions based on credentials, degrees, and experience for those who work with young children, a career lattice has been established. The more certificates an individual obtains that lead a two-year ECE degree; wages will be increased along the way.