Early Childhood Development ATC

The Early Childhood Development program ATC certificate offers early childhood education to prepare students for entry-level careers including early childhood classroom aides, and private childcare caregivers.  The program emphasizes cognitive development, fine/gross motor physical development, social and emotional development, language and literacy development, and self-help skills of children birth through age eight.

Entry into Early Childhood Development courses requires that students work with children. Students enrolling are required to complete a criminal background check before beginning the second semester or will not be allowed to register. Instructions on how to initiate the background check procedure will be provided by the program advisor. Upon completion of the Early Childhood ATC Certificate students will be able to:

o    Establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment

o    Advance physical, intellectual, and linguistic competence

o    Support social and emotional development and provide positive guidance for young children

o    Foster positive and productive relations with families and the community

o    Ensure well-run, purposeful programs responsive to participant needs

o    Maintain professionalism and ethical conduct

Completion of a Technical Skills Assessment is required.

General Education Core

Select one of the following:3.00
PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
ENGL-101COLLEGE WRITING3.00
PSYC-101INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY3.00
or PSYC-205 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Total Credits9.00

Program Requirements

CITPT-110BUSINESS COMPUTER SKILLS3.00
ECDPT-100HEALTH, SAFETY AND NUTRITION3.00
ECDPT-102LEARNING ENVIRONMENT2.00
ECDPT-104INTRODUCTION TO EARLY EDUCATION3.00
ECDPT-110OBSERVATION AND ASSESSMENT2.00
ECDPT-111INFANT TODDLER DEVELOPMENT3.00
ECDPT-194AINTERNSHIP IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT I3.00
ECDPT-200COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT2.00
ECDPT-205GUIDANCE AND DISCIPLINE2.00
ECDPT-207CHILD FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES3.00
ECDPT-208CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT3.00
ECDPT-209PROFESSIONALISM3.00
ECDPT-210LANGUAGE AND LITERACY3.00
ECDPT-211EXCEPTIONAL CHILD3.00
ECDPT-294AINTERNSHIP IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT I3.00
ECDPT-294BINTERNSHIP IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT II3.00
Select one of the following:3.00
CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AND STORYTELLING
EMERGENT LITERACY
Completion of a Technical Skills Assessment is required
Total Credits47.00

Summary

General Education9
Program Requirements47
Total56