Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5710
First Term: 2018 Fall   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 16
CIP Code: 13.1210
Occupational Area: Education and Training

Instructional Council: Family and Consumer Sciences (34), Early Childhood Education (62)
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: 25-2011.00


Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Foundations of Early Childhood Education is designed to prepare students with foundational knowledge regarding the growth and development of the young child. Topics include children`s health, physical milestones, and cognitive development. Also covered are communication and language acquisition as well as adult/child relationship building.

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information: EM

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester: EM, GC, PV, SM



Required Courses
CFS/ECH176 Child Development (3) OR
CFS235 Developing Child: Theory into Practice, Prenatal - Age 8 (3) OR
EED205 The Developing Child: Prenatal to Age Eight (3) 3

EED200 Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3

EED212 Guidance, Management and the Environment (3) OR
ECH282 Discipline/Guidance of Child Groups (1) AND
CFS/ECH271 Arranging the Environment (1) AND
CFS282 Mainstreaming The Young Child with A Disability (1) 3

EED215 Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness (3) OR
CFS123 Health and Nutrition in Early Childhood (1) AND
CFS125 Safety in Early Childhood Settings (1) AND
ECH280 Food Experiences With Young Children (1) 3

EED220 Child, Family, Community and Culture (3) OR
CFS157 Marriage and Family Life (3) 3

+EED260 Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Internship (1) OR
+EED261 Early Childhood Preschool Internship (1) 1
Credits: 16

Program Competencies
1. Plan a safe, healthy learning environment including a prevention and emergency plan and identifying state regulations related to various early childhood settings. (EED215, CFS123, CFS125, ECH280)
2. Describe and explain the relationship of play to physical and intellectual development at the early childhood level. (EED212, CFS/ECH176, CFS235, EED205)
3. Develop an early childhood curriculum that advances physical and intellectual development through art, music, literature, science, math, and language. (EED200)
4. Describe and explain the relationship of play to children`s social and emotional development at the early childhood level. (EED212, ECH282, CFS/ECH176, CFS235, EED205)
5. Design a learning environment which encourages the social and emotional development of young children. (EED212, ECH271, CFS282)
6. Provide guidance and discipline which promote the social and emotional development of young children. (EED212, ECH282, CFS282)
7. Use effective methods to establish productive relationships with families. (CFS157, EED220)
8. Develop strategies to manage an operationally effective program in various early childhood care settings. (EED260, EED261)
9. Apply theoretical concepts to firsthand experiences in early childhood settings. (EED260, EED261)
10. Define professionalization as it applies to the field of early care and education, birth to age eight, and develop a plan for professional growth and development. (EED200, EED260, EED261)
11. Observe and record the developmental stages of children from conception through the eighth year. (CFS/ECH176, CFS235, EED205)
12. Describe principles of children`s growth and development from conception through the eighth year. (CFS/ECH176, CFS235, EED205)

MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 26, 2018

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.





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