The Early Childhood Education certificates are designed to provide focused training in Early Childhood Education. Participants can elect either a preschool or an infant and toddler concentration. Students already employed in the field can use their centers as placement sites for the Practicum.
Certificate holders are eligible to apply to the Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services for teacher certification. All courses can be transferred into the Early Childhood Education Associate in Science degree at Cape Cod Community College.Apply Request Info
|ECE100||Introduction to Early Childhood Education
|ECE105||Introduction to Children with Special Needs
|ECE201||Preschool Curriculum Planning
|ECE202||Advanced Curriculum Development: Creative Experiences for ECE
|ECE230||Practicum in Early Childhood Education
Completion of a program is based on full time enrollment. Many of our students attend part time and may not complete within the one year timeline.
Please refer to the CORI/SORI policy statement.
"All children means all children with developmental delays or disabilities, children who are gifted and talented, children whose families are culturally and linguistically diverse, children from diverse socioeconomic groups, and other children with individual learning styles, strengths, and needs."
—National Association for the Education of Young Children
The following information is being provided as required by the Federal Government Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 in response to the American with Disabilities Act.
In order to successfully complete the Early Childhood Education Program, certain cognitive, physical and behavioral capabilities, as specified in the U.S. Department of Labor Core Tasks and Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care regulations, are required in course work and as part of your field experience. Early Childhood Education students must be able to satisfy these essential program standards with or without a reasonable accommodation in order to enroll into and successfully progress through the program. These include:
Early Childhood teachers must be able to communicate effectively in English with children, families, colleagues, and others in the community.
Early Childhood teachers must be able to think independently to solve problems in the classroom to support children’s development and learning and keep children safe.
Early Childhood teachers must be able to combine their knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform many tasks and meet state regulations for early childhood programs.
Early Childhood teachers must be able to keep children safe during inside and outside play and activities, including evacuation drills, as well as attend to their physical needs, including feeding, changing clothing and diapers, and providing medication.
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