Sep 27, 2023  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education Certificate

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The certificate in Early Childhood Education is designed to prepare students for working with children under the age of eight in a supportive role. Students interested in working with infants and toddlers are advised to take ECE* 141 - Infants/Toddlers Growth and Development , and ECE* 241 - Methods and Techniques for Infants/Toddlers , in addition to the courses listed below.

Learning Outcomes

Students completing the requirements for the Certification are able to:

  1. Identify a variety of current and historical theoretical approaches.
  2. Identify and assess the elements that determine quality in early childhood settings.
  3. Identify and evaluate ethical issues that may be encountered in the field.
  4. Plan, implement and evaluate age appropriate and individually appropriate activities.
  5. Create and evaluate a learning environment that supports children’s physical, social, emotional, creative, language and cognitive development.
  6. Identify and apply positive approaches to discipline and behavior management that encourage children to develop self-control and selfesteem.
  7. Meet the needs of diverse populations of children and their families.

Contact Information

Dr. Marsha Bryant
Program Coordinator
Early Childhood Education
Room TS01D
(860) 906-5236

Total Credits: 30

† Throughout this catalog, this symbol means that a pre-requisite is required. Please refer to the Course Descriptions  section.

ENG* 095  or higher is a prerequisite for ECE* 101 .

ECE* 101  is a prerequisite for all ECE courses except ECE* 176 .

Prerequisites are required for PSY* 111  and PSY* 204 .

All courses taken in this certificate program can lead to our associate degree in Early Childhood Education.

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. See Becoming Connecticut State Community College  for more detail about this exciting transition!

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