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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 course:  DRE-097.

This curriculum prepares individuals to work with preschool-aged children (3-5) in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories, competency-based knowledge, and practice in actual settings with preschool children. 

Coursework includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of preschool children; safety issues in the care of preschool children; care and guidance; communication skills with families and children; design and implementation of the appropriate curriculum; and other related topics.

Graduates should be prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate preschool 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 other preschool programs. 


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Suggested Schedule for 2021-2022 (Updated Jun 16, 2021)

Certificate in Early Childhood Preschool C55860

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
EDU-119 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 4 0 0 4
EDU-131 Child, Family, and Community 3 0 0 3
EDU-146 Child Guidance 3 0 0 3
Total: 10
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
EDU-145 Child Development II 3 0 0 3
EDU-153 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3 0 0 3
Total: 6

Total Credit Hours: 16