The early years of a child’s life are fundamental in shaping their overall development. Become part of their story by developing the essential skills and knowledge needed to promote a sound, well-structured beginning. Learn how to incorporate age and developmentally appropriate curricula in order to ensure that the emotional, social, creative, physical and cognitive needs of children are met for a successful outcome.
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Total Units 36.5 Units
Effective methods for engaging and supporting all young children in development and learning
Best practices in creating and maintaining effective environments for young children’s development and learning
Ways to organize content knowledge for young children’s development and learning
How to synthesize planning instruction and designing developmental and learning experiences for all young children
Individuals who plan to become a preschool teacher or early care and education professional, apply for an Assistant, Associate Teacher or Teacher Child Development Permit, and/or pursue an associate degree in Child Development.
Not sure which courses to take? Whether you're just starting this certificate, or have already completed courses in one of our other ECE certificates, this table will help you identify the courses you need to successfully complete this certificate.
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Principles and Practices of Teaching Young ChildrenExamines underlying principles of quality practices utilized in early childhood programs emphasizing the critical role of high-quality environments, constructive adult-child relationships, and teaching strategies to support physical, cognitive, and social/emotional development for typical and Atypical children.
Teaching Young Children in a Diverse SocietyDevelopment of social identities in diverse societies including theoretical and practical implications of privilege or oppression as they apply to young children, families, programs, classrooms and teaching.