The Lead Teacher Certificate prepares you to work directly in the early childhood education environment. This certificate builds upon the associate teacher certificate. Lead teacher courses deepen your understanding and experience of developmentally and culturally appropriate curriculum, children with special needs and their families, and behavioral guidance and classroom management.
The courses in the certificate meet NH Child Care Licensing Requirements and provide knowledge in the Core Knowledge areas required for by NHDHHS, Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration Credential. The course curriculum follows the standards of the National Association of the Education of the Young Child Degree Standards for Preparing Early Childhood Professionals.