Early Childhood Education and Development - Certificate

Program Code - CIP Code: ECED.TCERTA/ECED.TCERTB/19.0706
Credits Required: 16/31
Academic Division: Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Services
Contact: ECED@kckcc.edu
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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 serving young children and their families. Knowledge, skills and techniques gained in this program will assist you in becoming competent in the field of Early Childhood professions.  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 3- hours of credit toward the two-year degree.

Requirements for admission to the program:                                    

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

Early Childhood Education & Development Requirements: Certificate A*

Course Credit Hours
ECED 0100 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ECED 0110
OR ECED 0112
Infant, Toddler I OR
Preschool Child I
3
ECED 0111 OR
ECED 0113
Infant, Toddler II OR
Preschool Child II
3
ECED 0120 Portfolio Development in Early Childhood 4
ECED 0150 Health, Safety & Nutrition in Early Childhood 3
*See course syllabi for Early Childhood Education & Development course prerequisites.

Total Hours for Cert A

Total Hours for an Early Childhood Education & Development Certificate A 16

Early Childhood Education & Development Requirements: Certificate B*

Course Credit Hours
ECED 0100 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ECED 0110 Infant, Toddler I 3
ECED 0111 Infant, Toddler II 3
ECED 0112 Preschool Child I 3
ECED 0113 Preschool Child II 3
ECED 0120 Portfolio Development in Early Childhood 4
ECED 0143 Creative Activities for Young Children 3
ECED 0150 Health, Safety & Nutrition in Early Childhood 3
ECED 0170 Early Childhood Curriculum 3
ECED 0180 Developing Language and Literacy 3
*See course syllabi for Early Childhood Education & Development course prerequisites.

Total Hours for Cert B

Total Hours for an Early Childhood Education & Development Certificate B 31
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