Early Childhood Education Preschool

Early Childhood Education Preschool Specialization Technical Certificate
Type: Tech Cert
Major Code : CHLDP-CC
CIP: 0419070908
Educational Plan: CHLDP-CC

Program Description

This 12-credit-hour certificate program is part of the Early Childhood Associate Degree program that prepares students for entry into employment in a childcare center. This certificate offers a sequence of courses that provides a student with an understanding of developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed for entry into the childcare profession. The student can use these courses as partial completion of the Florida Staff Credential.

Available Courses
Required Courses
12
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 participate in field experience assignments in a child care setting for up to 10 hours.
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 play. The course will emphasize high-quality, developmentally appropriate practices aligned with state and national standards and guidelines. Students will be required to participate in field experience assignments in a child care setting for up to 10 hours.
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the nutrition, health and safety needs of young children. It is designed to give future and current teachers practical and easy-to-understand information that will prepare them to serve diverse young children and their families in the preschool or early elementary school setting.
This course provides child guidance and group management techniques to foster the development of self-esteem, self-control and social skills in young children. Positive reinforcement and problem resolution will be emphasized when discussing child play problems. Students will be required to participate in field experience assignments in an early childhood setting.
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.

Contact

Early Childhood Education
407.708.2413
Fax: 407.708.2350
Office: J-011, Sanford/Lake Mary Campus