Early Childhood Education Certificate

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.

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ENGL101N College Composition 4 0 4
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.