This certificate will prepare the student to work directly in the early childhood care and education environment. The courses in the certificate meet NH Child Care Licensing Requirements as well as provide knowledge in the Core knowledge areas required by NHDHHS, Child Care Bureau Credential. The course curiculum follows the standards of the National Association of the Education of the Young Child Degree Standsrds for Preparing Early Childhood Professionals.
Upon completion of the ECE certificate, students may enter NH Child Care and Early Childhood Education programs as lead teachers, associate level teacher, or assistant level teacher.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
|FYE101N||First Year Experience||1||0||1|
|ECE101N||Foundations of Early Childhood Education||3||0||3|
|ECE102N||Growth and Development of the Young Child||3||0||3|
|ECE103N||Safe and Healthy Programs in Early Childhood Education||3||0||3|
|ECE104N||Curriculum for Early Childhood Care and Education||3||0||3|
|ECE190N||Early Childhood Education Practicum I||1||8||3|
|ECE230N||The ECE Profession and Professional Portfolio||1||0||1|
|ECE200N||Dev. App. Programs for Infants and Toddlers * OR||3||0||3|
|ECE105N||Children with Special Needs and Their Families * OR||3||0||3|
|ECE204N||Guidance and Classroom Management *||3||0||3|
Total 24 Credits
|Meets requirements for State of New Hampshire credential of Associate Level 4 Teacher.|
|* Students are advised to meet with their advisor and choose appropriate courses depending on their goals and work requirements.|