Early Childhood Education

Foundations of Early Childhood - CCL

Effective term: 
2019 Spring
Final term: 
2019 Summer
Total credits required: 
Program Availability: 
Shared by EM, GC, PV, SM

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Foundations of Early Childhood Education is designed to prepare students with foundational knowledge regarding the growth and development of the young child. Topics include children's health, physical milestones, and cognitive development. Also covered are communication and language acquisition as well as adult/child relationship building.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester: EM, GC, MC, PV, SM

Program notes

A grade of C or better is required for all courses within the program. Certificate coursework may be applicable to national credentials. Students must apply independently to the credentialing organization.

CFS/ECH176Child Development (3) OR
CFS235Developing Child: Theory into Practice, Prenatal to Age Eight (3) OR
EED205The Developing Child: Prenatal to Age Eight (3) 3
EED200Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3
EED212Guidance, Management and the Environment (3) OR
ECH282Discipline/Guidance of Child Groups (1) AND
CFS/ECH271Arranging the Environment (1) AND
CFS282Mainstreaming The Young Child with A Disability (1) 3
EED215Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness (3) OR
CFS123Health and Nutrition in Early Childhood (1) AND
CFS125Safety in Early Childhood Settings (1) AND
ECH280Food Experiences With Young Children (1) 3
EED220Child, Family, Community and Culture (3) OR
CFS157Marriage and Family Life (3) 3
EED260Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Internship (1) OR
EED261Early Childhood Preschool Internship (1) 1
  1. Plan a safe, healthy learning environment including a prevention and emergency plan and identifying state regulations related to various early childhood settings. (EED215, CFS123, CFS125, ECH280)
  2. Describe and explain the relationship of play to physical and intellectual development at the early childhood level. (EED212, CFS/ECH176, CFS235, EED205)
  3. Develop an early childhood curriculum that advances physical and intellectual development through art, music, literature, science, math, and language. (EED200)
  4. Describe and explain the relationship of play to children`s social and emotional development at the early childhood level. (EED212, ECH282, CFS/ECH176, CFS235, EED205)
  5. Design a learning environment which encourages the social and emotional development of young children. (EED212, ECH271, CFS282)
  6. Provide guidance and discipline which promote the social and emotional development of young children. (EED212, ECH282, CFS282)
  7. Use effective methods to establish productive relationships with families. (CFS157, EED220)
  8. Develop strategies to manage an operationally effective program in various early childhood care settings. (EED260, EED261)
  9. Apply theoretical concepts to firsthand experiences in early childhood settings. (EED260, EED261)
  10. Define professionalization as it applies to the field of early care and education, birth to age eight, and develop a plan for professional growth and development. (EED200, EED260, EED261)
  11. Observe and record the developmental stages of children from conception through the eighth year. (CFS/ECH176, CFS235, EED205)
  12. Describe principles of children`s growth and development from conception through the eighth year. (CFS/ECH176, CFS235, EED205)