The Certificate Program in Early Childhood Education(ECE) is designed for students who wish to enter the field of early childhood education or who are already employed in an early childhood education setting and wish to earn a credential and expand their knowledge and competency in working with young children. The program will provide students with the skills and competencies necessary to work effectively with children from birth through age eight. Students may be either full-time or part-time.

Graduates of the program will be able to find employment in day care centers, preschool programs, Head Start programs,or similar.

Courses from the Early Childhood Certificate will transfer to the Early Childhood Associate in Science degree program.

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Program Coordinator

Norma Rosado-Javier
Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education
Phone: 860-343-5758
Office Location: Snow 508

Graduation Checklist

Early Childhood Education Certificate – Graduation Checklist

A Graduation Checklist is a printable list of course requirements you will use when you meet with your academic advisor each semester.  The checklist helps you keep track of your progress from when you first enter MxCC to when you are ready to graduate.

Early Childhood Education by Certificate Requirements

Semester I:


ECE*101 Intro. to Early Childhood Education 3
ENG*101 College Writing 3
One of the following courses: PSY*111 General Psychology
ECE*103 Creative Art Experiences for Children
ECE*210 Observation and Participation 3
ECE*176 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3

Semester II:

PSY*204 Child and Adolescent Psychology (ECE*182) 3
ECE*106 Music and Movement for Children 3
ECE*295 Student Teaching 6
Directed Electives (select one from the list below)

  • ECE*141 Infant/Toddler Development
  • ECE*275 Child, Family, and School Relations
  • ECE*215 The Exceptional Learner
  • ECE*231 Early Literacy Development
Total Credits:


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This page updated 1/10/18