Students

Early Childhood Education

Career Studies Certificate

PURPOSE: This program is designed to provide students with the basic skills needed in the care and development of young children in a variety of child care settings. The program provides training appropriate for persons entering the field of early childhood education, as well as in-service training for persons presently working in the field who wish to upgrade their skills. The program also offers a well-organized course of study for parents who wish to increase their understanding of child development.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Employment opportunities include preparation or upgrading skills for positions as child care center assistant directors, teachers or assistant teachers, aides, playroom attendants, home-based providers or day care workers, camp directors, and before- and after-school teachers in the following types of facilities: child day care centers, nursery schools, family day care homes, Head Start programs, recreational before- and after-school programs, hospital-based child care programs, pre-school at-risk programs, and pre-kindergarten church-sponsored programs.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: In addition to the general college curricular admission requirements, a personal interview with the program head is recommended. Students must attain a grade of ā€œCā€ or higher in all courses completed in this program with CHD, EDU, and PSY course prefixes.

COURSE

TITLE

LEC. 
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS. 
CRE.

CHD 120

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

0

3

CHD 145

Teaching Art, Music, and Movement to Children

2

2

3

CHD 205

Guiding the Behavior of Children

3

0

3

EDU 235

Health, Safety, and Nutrition Education

3

0

3

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General Education Elective

3

0

3

TOTAL

14

2

15

Total Minimum Credits for Career Studies Certificate in Early Childhood Education 15

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1 A list of approved general education electives (humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, mathematics, science, and personal wellness) is provided in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design. Students may also take ENG 111.

 

Name Program Email Phone
Mary Larue Early Childhood Education CSC mlarue@reynolds.edu 523-5539
Sheryl Smith White Early Childhood Education CSC swhite@reynolds.edu 523-5539
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