early childhood education certificate

Credit Certificate Program

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.

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 seek employment in day care centers, preschool programs, Head Start programs, or similar.

Courses from the Early Childhood Certificate will transfer to the Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education program.


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