C.C., Child Care Center Management Specialization
Certificate Type: CC
Major Code: CHLDM-CC
This 12 credit hour certificate program includes the series of courses required of those who wish to complete the college credit requirements to become a child care center director in the state of Florida. The Department of Children and Families requires that all center directors have certain educational qualifications to hold the position of director for a licensed center or family day-care home. The requirements of this certificate meet the educational criteria designed at Seminole State to help students complete the necessary educational requirements. This certificate is upward compatible with the A.S. degree, Early Childhood Education.
|EEC1000||Child Growth and Development|
This course examines child development from conception to age eight by considering the complex interaction between heredity and environmental factors. Children's physical, social, emotional and cognitive development are discussed as well as the implications for developmentally appropriate practice. It includes the theories of Erikson, Piaget and Vygotsky. Students will be required to observe children in a child care setting (10 hours).
|EEC1523||Child Care Management|
This course will explore administrative issues relating to leadership in early childhood education: management styles, staff development and supervision including teacher training, staff collegiality, retention and evaluation as well as collaboration with parents and community. This course meets the director credential requirements for the foundational level.
|EEC1601||Observing and Guiding Children's Behavior|
This course is designed for the early childhood professional to develop basic knowledge, skills and positive dispositions needed to work in partnership with families and other professionals in order to gather data that documents the developmental progression, individual needs and progress toward learning within the classroom. An understanding of goals, benefits of documentation and other effective assessment strategies will be discussed. Early Childhood students will have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge with regard to appropriate behavior in children as they learn to observe children and interpret play problems. Up to 10 hours of observation in a childcare or VPK center is required.
|EEC2200||Educational Practices in Early Childhood Education|
This course will explore developmentally appropriate practices for inclusive preschool settings. Participants will develop a framework for planning, implementation, organization and evaluation of activities in content areas such as art, math, science, music, language arts and free play. The course will emphasize high-quality, developmentally appropriate practices aligned with state and national standards and guidelines. Up to 10 hours of observation in a childcare center is required.