Aug 19, 2019  
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Early Childhood: Certificate

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CIP CODE: 19.0708

Students completing the first year of the Early Childhood program are eligible for a certificate.  See Early Childhood A.A.S.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Explain the history, philosophy and ethics of early childhood and elementary education.
  2. Describe child development and learning theories relevant to young children and how they relate to children's development and learning.
  3. Apply and evaluate developmentally appropriate practice in accordance with various ages and stages of development.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in various formal and informal assessment methods used to document children's development (EX: anecdotals, checklists, running records, time samples, frequency counts, work samples).
  5. Interpret observations and evaluate children's social, physical, literacy, intellectual, creative and emotional development for developmentally appropriate practice.
  6. Identify common developmental delays and four types of child abuse.
  7. Produce a comprehensive child study that demonstrates knowledge of child development with appropriate curriculum recommendations that are documented with actual observation recordings.
  8. Communicate a professional and positive disposition in all coursework related experiences.
  9. Recognize the ecological relationships that exist between family, community and curriculum as they relate to children's development and learning.
  10. Evaluate and implement best practices when teaching young children.
  11. Communicate effectively.
  12. Collaborate constructively with peers.

Program supervised by:
Mary Donnelly, Chairperson
Teacher Education and Early Childhood Education Department
Office: Titchener Hall, Room 210
Telephone: 607 778-5029

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