Early Childhood Professional (ECPC) Career Certificate

Does it make your heart happy to help a child grow and learn? In this program, you’ll be prepared to provide quality childcare while enriching the lives of 3- to 5-year-old children. Students in this program received staff credentials recognized by the Department of Children and Families.

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Getting Started: Summer B Session

April 24:  Financial Aid


June 18:  Application


June 25:  Classes Begin

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Why Seminole State?

  • Dedicated faculty: Faculty are "scholar-practitioners" with industry experience as well as academic credentials.  
  • Affordable tuition: Seminole State has significantly lower costs than trade schools.
  • High-tech facilities: Labs are equipped with the latest technologies that simulate real-world job conditions.  
  • Industry involvement: Our industry-focused certificate programs offer excellent connections to Central Florida employers.
  • Hands-on experience: Practical, hands-on learning experiences prepare students to apply their knowledge to real-world situations.
  • Career advancement: Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into the workforce upon certificate completion.

Additional Information

Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC)
Type: Career Certificate
Major Code: ECPCOL-VC
CIP: 0419070913

Program Description

Available Course Course Not Offered Fall 2024
In this course students will cover developmentally appropriate practices when working with children ages birth through age eight, acquire competence in the areas of creating a successful developmentally appropriate curriculum and lesson plans, develop the ability to motivate children, recognizing cultural differences when planning activities including children with special needs. Professionalism and advocacy will be imbedded within the program to better inform students of the role the early childhood provider plays within the childcare community. Department permission required.
Total Hours: 80

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Tuition and Fees*

 Seminole State
Tuition$70
Fees$14
Total per Credit Hour$84
Total per Contact Hour Rate$3

For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2019-20 fee schedule.

* Tuition costs are based on program costs for in-state students according to the 2019-20 fee schedule. The cost for books, supplies and any other program-related expenses will vary by program. Financial aid may be available for qualified students. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.