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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5054
Effective Term: 2024 Spring   

Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 18-19
CIP Code: 13.1210

Instructional Council: Early Childhood Education
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Upon completion of this certificate, students may pursue a career as:
25-2011.00 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
25-9042.00 Teaching Assistants, Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and Secondary School, Except Special Education
25-9043.00 Teaching Assistants, Special Education
25-9049.00 Teaching Assistants, All Other

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 cognitive and physical development of the young child, language acquisition, curriculum development, health and safety guidelines, business procedures, and family/community relationship building. This CCL is embedded (can be used to fulfill part of the requirements) in a second available CCL, Early Childhood Education. Both CCLs are embedded (can be used to fulfill requirements) in the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Early Childhood Education.

Required Courses
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

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 Physical Fitness (3) 3

CFS/ECH176 Child Development (3) OR
CFS235 Developing Child: Theory into Practice, Prenatal to Age Eight (3) OR
EED205 The Developing Child: Prenatal to Age Eight (3) 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, Effective Interactions and the Environment (3) 3

+ CFS/ECH284AA Early Childhood Teaching Internship (1) OR
+ EED260 Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Internship (1) OR
+ EED261 Early Childhood Preschool Internship (1) 1

EED200 Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3
EED222 Introduction to the Exceptional Young Child: Birth to Age Eight 3
Credits: 18-19

Program Competencies
1. Identify 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/ECH284AA, ECH128, ECH281, EED200, EED205, EED210, EED260, EED261)
2. Describe 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/ECH284AA, ECH280, ECH282, EED212, EED215, EED222, EED260, EED261)
3. Analyze children`s learning and development through observation and documentation, using standards and best practices. (CFS/ECH176, CFS235, CFS/ECH284AA, EED200, EED205, EED260, EED261)
4. Establish reciprocal, culturally responsive relationships with families and communities. (CFS123, CFS125, CFS/ECH271, ECH280, CFS282, ECH282, EED212, EED215)
5. Practice communication skills to advocate for children and their families. (EED200, EED222)
6. Practice ethical and professional standards and behavior. (CFS/ECH284AA, EED200, EED260, EED261)
7. Advocate for an ethical, equitable, diverse, and effective early childhood education profession. (EED200, EED222)
8. Engage in reflective practice and continuous learning through education and research. (CFS/ECH271, CFS282, CFS/ECH284AA, ECH282, EED212, EED222, EED260, EED261)
9. Collaborate with peers to problem-solve within early childhood education. (CFS/ECH284AA, EED222, EED260, EED261)
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: August 23, 2022

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.