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Getting Started

There are many paths to becoming an Early Childhood Teacher. The following courses are the core of all our certificates and it is recommended to take the four bolded type courses listed first.  To decide on a specific focus, explore the certificate and degree options and then contact one of our full time faculty to make your career plan.  Qualifications differ depending on the type of program you want to work in.

  • CD 107 - Child Growth and Development
  • CD 105 - Child, Family and Community
  • CD 101 - Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children
  • CD 110 - Introduction to Early Childhood Curriculum
  • CD 111 -Child Guidance and Communication
  • CD 112 - Health, Safety and Nutrition
  • CD 117 -Teaching Children in a Diverse Society
  • CD 120 - Observation and Assessment
  • CD 121 - Practicum: The Student Teaching Experience (Last course)


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