This program is for the 2013-2014 academic year and may not accurately reflect HCC's current offerings.

The Early Childhood curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

Course work includes childhood growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with families and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children.

Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school-age programs.

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Suggested Schedule for 2013-2014 (Updated Aug 21, 2013)

Infant Toddler Certificate C55290

Admission to this certificate requires that students satisfy the course prerequisite requirements.  Students may satisfy the requirements by successful completion of the Accuplacer exam or completion of the following courses:  ENG 080, ENG 090, RED 080 and RED 090.

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACA-115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 0 1
EDU-119 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 4 0 0 4
EDU-144 Child Development I 3 0 0 3
Total: 8
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
EDU-131 Child, Family, and Community 3 0 0 3
EDU-153 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3 0 0 3
EDU-234 Infants, Toddlers, & Twos 3 0 0 3
Total: 9

Total Credit Hours: 17