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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5056
Effective Term: 2021 Fall   

Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 36
CIP Code: 13.1210

Instructional Council: Early Childhood Education (62)
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: Upon completion of this certificate, students may pursue a career as:
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
25-9041 Teacher Assistants


Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Early Childhood Education program is designed to prepare students for employment as early childhood teachers in a variety of educational programs. Students learn effective teaching skills as they apply developmentally appropriate early childhood educational theory in the classroom setting. Courses have been selected with a focus on developing an educational career ladder. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Early Childhood Education is also available and includes additional early childhood electives and general education classes to broaden the student`s base of knowledge.



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

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

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

CFS101AH Art Activities for the Young Child (1) AND
ECH281 Movement/Music for the Young Child (1) OR
ECH128 Early Learning: Play and the Arts (3) OR
+ EED210 Creative and Cognitive Play (3) 2-3

EED222 Introduction to the Exceptional Young Child: Birth to Age Eight (3) OR
EDU222 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner (3) 3

ECH272 Science for the Young Child (1) AND
CFS/ECH273 Math for the Young Child (1 ) AND
CFS/ECH275 Literacy Development and the Young Child (1) AND
ECH279 Early Childhood Curriculum Development (1) OR
+ EED278 Early Learning: Curriculum and Instruction - Birth/Preschool (3) 3-4

EED225 Language and Literacy in the Context of Culture and Relationships 3

ECH140 Learning Made Visible Through Documentation (1) AND
ECH270 Observing Young Children (1) OR
+ EED280 Standards, Observation and Assessment of Typical/Atypical Behaviors of Young Children Birth Age Eight (3) 2-3

CFS/ECH269 Child Care Seminar (1) AND
CFS/ECH287 Professional Development in Early Childhood Education (1) OR
EED255 Portfolio Development and Writing for the Profession (3) 2-3

+ CFS/ECH284AB Early Childhood Teaching Internship (3) OR
+ EED260 Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Internship (1) AND
+ EED261 Early Childhood Preschool Internship (1) 2-3
Credits: 29-34

Program Competencies
1. Design developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate learning experiences that promote each child`s growth and development in the following domains: Social-Emotional, Physical, Cognitive, and Language and Literacy. (CFS101AH, CFS/ECH176, CFS235, CFS/ECH284AB, ECH128, ECH281, EED200, EED205, EED210, EED225, EED260, EED261, CFS+++, EDU+++, EED+++, ECH+++, FCS+++, ITD+++)
2. Implement developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate learning experiences. (CFS101AH, CFS/ECH284AB, ECH128, ECH272, ECH273, ECH275, ECH279, ECH281, EED210, EED260, EED261, EED278, CFS+++, EDU+++, EED+++, ECH+++, FCS+++, ITD+++)
3. Implement the components necessary for a safe, caring, inclusive, and healthy learning environment according to best practices and local, state, and national standards. (CFS123, CFS125, CFS/ECH271, CFS282, CFS/ECH284AB, ECH269, ECH280, ECH282, EDU222, EED212, EED215, EED222, EED255, EED260, EED261, CFS+++, EDU+++, EED+++, ECH+++, FCS+++, ITD+++)
4. Assess children`s learning and development through observation and documentation, using guidelines established by the profession. (CFS/ECH176, CFS235, CFS/ECH284AB, ECH140, ECH269, ECH270, EED200, EED205, EED255, EED260, EED261, EED280, CFS+++, EDU+++, EED+++, ECH+++, FCS+++, ITD+++)
5. Establish reciprocal, culturally responsive relationships with families and communities. (CFS123, CFS125, CFS/ECH271,CFS282, ECH280, ECH282, EED212, EED215, EED225, CFS+++, EDU+++, EED+++, ECH+++, FCS+++, ITD+++)
6. Practice communication skills to advocate for children and their families. (ECH269, ECH287, EDU222, EED200, EED222, EED225, EED255, CFS+++, EDU+++, EED+++, ECH+++, FCS+++, ITD+++)
7. Practice ethical and professional standards and behavior. (CFS/ECH284AB, ECH269, ECH287, EED200, EED255, EED260, EED261, CFS+++, EDU+++, EED+++, ECH+++, FCS+++, ITD+++)
8. Advocate for an ethical, equitable, diverse, and effective early childhood education profession. (ECH269, ECH287, EDU222, EED200, EED222, EED225, EED255, CFS+++, EDU+++, EED+++, ECH+++, FCS+++, ITD+++)
9. Engage in reflective practice and continuous learning through education and research. (CFS/ECH271,CFS282, CFS/ECH284AB, ECH140, ECH269, ECH270, ECH272, ECH273, ECH275, ECH279, ECH282, ECH287, EDU222, EED212, EED222, EED255, EED260, EED261, EED278, EED280, CFS+++, EDU+++, EED+++, ECH+++, FCS+++, ITD+++)
10. Collaborate with peers to problem solve within early childhood education. (CFS/ECH284AB, ECH269, ECH272, ECH273, ECH275, ECH279, ECH287, EDU222, EED222, EED255, EED260, EED261, EED278, CFS+++, EDU+++, EED+++, ECH+++, FCS+++, ITD+++)
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 10, 2019

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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