Early Childhood Education - Technical Certificate


This program is designed to promote quality early childhood education for all young children, birth through age eight, and to improve professional practice in the early childhood community.

Successful completion of this program will enable you to gain employment in educational and social service settings involving young children and their families. Successfully completing courses in this program will help you gain knowledge and develop basic skills and techniques to assist you in becoming competent in the field of Early Childhood Education.

Students may choose a series of courses that will lead to preparation for the entry level, National Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. These courses bridge into the two-year degree.

Students with a CDA, appropriate documentation, and appropriate work experience may earn up to twelve hours of credit toward the two-year degree.

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

Contacts


Mr . Clifford Smith - Dean of theTechnical Education Center

Leota Marks - Dean of Academic Workforce Programs

Kris Hearn - Program Coordinator

General Education Requirements

College Requirement - All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam are required to take HUDV0100, First Year Experience. All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101, Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. See exemptions

Gainful Employment Statistics

Early Childhood Education

Courses

One Year Early Childhood Education Certificate
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
 
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence and Lifelong Learning
1-2
ENGL0101 Composition I*
3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or
SPCH0153 Interpersonal Communication
3
CHLD0101 Early Childhood Substitute Teacher Training
1
CHLD0100 Fundamentals of Early Care Education
3
CHLD0110 Infants and Toddlers I or
CHLD0112 Preschoolers I
3
CHLD0111 Infants and Toddlers II or
CHLD0113 Preschoolers II
3
CHLD0114 Infant and Toddler First Aid and CPR
1
CHLD0123 Care of Children with Disabilities
3
CHLD0143 Creative Experience I
3
CHLD0150 Multicultural Education of Children: Teaching Children From Around the World or
CHLD0165 Parenting and Parental Involvement in Child Care Education or
3
CHLD0220 Wellness, Health and Safety for the Young Child
3
CHLD0152 Spanish for Child Care Facility Personnel
2
Total hours required for One-Year Certificate in Early Childhood Education
32-33
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