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C.C., Child Care Center Management Specialization

C.C., Child Care Center Management Specialization

Certificate Type: CC
Major Code: CHLDM-CC
CIP: 0419070906
Former CIP:0420020206

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.

Major Courses
AvailableEEC1000Child 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).
AvailableEEC1523Child 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.
AvailableEEC1601Observing 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.
AvailableEEC2200Educational 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.
Total Credits:12

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.

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