Early Childhood Development ATC

The Early Childhood Development program prepares students with skills that pertain to careers in early childhood with children ages 0-5, such as caregivers, educators, and parenting. The program emphasizes the physical, mental, social, and emotional development of children. Early childhood educators/workers provide care and learning experiences for children in pre-school or day-care programs. Entry into Early Childhood Development Courses requires that students work with children in practicum settings. Students enrolling in these courses are required to undergo a criminal background check before the beginning of the second semester or students 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 Development Technical Certificate, students will:

  • Establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment
  • Advance physical and intellectual competence
  • Support social and emotional development and provide positive guidance
  • Establish positive and productive relationships with families
  • Ensure well-run, purposeful programs responsive to participant needs
  • Maintain professionalism

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-100SAFE AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT3.00
ECDPT-101THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD I1.00
ECDPT-102LEARNING ENVIRONMENT2.00
ECDPT-103PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT2.00
ECDPT-105FAMILIES2.00
ECDPT-106CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT2.00
ECDPT-107PROFESSIONALISM IN CHILDCARE3.00
ECDPT-109THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD II1.00
ECDPT-200COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT2.00
ECDPT-194AINTERNSHIP IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT I
ECDPT-201COMMUNICATION2.00
ECDPT-203SELF-CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT2.00
ECDPT-204SOCIAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT2.00
ECDPT-205GUIDANCE AND DISCIPLINE2.00
ECDPT-206CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT2.00
Select one of the following:3.00
ECDPT-294AINTERNSHIP IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT I
FINANCIAL BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AND STORYTELLING
EMERGENT LITERACY
Completion of a Technical Skills Assessment is required
Total Credits34.00

Summary

General Education9
Program Requirements46
Total55