Early Childhood Care and Education Basics (EC31)  Technical Certificate of Credit

(Stand-alone and Embedded in Early Childhood and Education Diploma and Degree)

Program Description:

The pathway to success just got easier with the new Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Basics TCC that has only three Early Childhood Care and Education courses needed for immediate entry into the workforce. Graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including childcare centers and homes, Head Start programs, and Georgia Pre-K programs. This program can be completed in as little as seven weeks with our new Success Terms starting August 2019.

Program Purpose: The purpose of the Early Childhood Care and Education Basics Technical Certificate of Credit is to provide the basic knowledge for individuals entering the child care field with knowledge of providing a safe and healthy environment, detecting and reporting child abuse, disease control measures, basic human growth and development, developmentally appropriate practices, and balancing the daily schedule.

Entrance date:B Term (& Weeks)

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

Writing 236 Reading Comprehension 55
Arithmetic 229 Arithmetic 34

Credits required for graduation:9

Downloadable Advising Plan

Courses 9 credits
ECCE 1101

Introduces concepts relating the responsibilities and procedures involved in a variety of early childhood care situations. Topics include historical perspectives; professionalism; guidance; developmentally appropriate practices; learning environment (including all children); cultural diversity; and licensing, accreditation, and credentialing.

ECCE 1103

Introduces the student to the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of the young child (prenatal through 12 years of age). The course provides for competency development in observing, recording, and interpreting growth and development stages in the young child; advancing physical and intellectual competence; supporting social and emotional development; and examining relationships between child development and positive guidance. Topics include developmental characteristics, prenatal through age 12, developmental guidance applications, observing and recording techniques, ages and stages of development, and introduction to children with special needs.

ECCE 1105

Introduces the theory, practices, and requirements for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy learning environment. Topics include CPR and first aid, health issues, safety issues, child abuse and neglect, and nutritional needs of children.

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Early Childhood Care and Education Chair/Instructor
Child Development Demonstration Center, Room 131

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