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The Certificate in Early Childhood Education is designed to prepare students for positions within the field of early childhood education. Students may apply credit hours earned in the certificate toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education.


Certificate Requirements (33 credits)

Beginning Fall 2015, this certificate will no longer be offered.

Course Course Title Hours
ECE 100 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 110 Early Childhood Curriculum 3
ECE 120 Health, safety & Nutrition for the Young Child 3
ECE 200 Child Guidance 3
ECE 210 Creative Arts for the Young Child 3
ECE 220 Language Arts for the Young Child 3
ECE 230 Exploration & Discovery for the Young Child 3
ECE 240 School, Family & Community Relations 3
ECE 234 Child Growth & Development 3
ECE 250 Children with Special Needs 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3



The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets that graduates will possess at the end of these programs of study.


For children ages 0-8 

  • Know how to establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment
  • Understand how to advance physical and intellectual development
  • Understand principles of child growth and development



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