Certificate Completers will be able to
. Integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspective.
. Explore early childhood curriculum models.
. Provide a health, safe, and nutritionally sound early childhood environment.
. Incorporate health, safety, and nutrition concepts into the childrens' curriculum.
. Practice positive guidance strategies.
. Create a guidance philosophy.
. Analyze the development of children age three through age eight.
. Create developmentally appropriate language, literature, and literacy activities.
Completers will be able to apply credits toward the following programs:
. 103071, Early Childhood Education
Catalog No. Description Credits
10-307-178 ECE: Art Music & Language Arts
10-307-179 ECE: Child Development
10-307-148 ECE: Foundations of ECE
10-307-188 ECE: Guiding Child Behavior
10-307-167 ECE: Health Safety & Nutrition
10-307-102 ECE: Preschool Capstone
10-307-178 ECE: Art Music & Language Arts...beginning curriculum development in art, music, and language arts. Role of play; developmentally appropriate environment; promote child development; caregiving routines as curriculum; language, literature, and literacy activities, art/music, movement activities.
10-307-179 ECE: Child Development...child development in the early childhood education setting. Social, cultural, and economic influences on child development; child development theories; development of children age three to eight; child development research; heredity and environment.
10-307-148 ECE: Foundations of ECE... integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives; summarize early childhood education settings; identify components of a quality program; summarize responsibilities of early childhood professionals; explore early childhood curriculum models.
10-307-188 ECE: Guiding Child Behavior...strategies to guide children's behavior in the early childhood setting. Anti-bias perspectives, guidance principles, factors affecting behavior, guidance strategies, individual needs, guidance philosophy.
10-307-167 ECE: Health Safety & Nutrition...health, safety, and nutrition in early childhood settings. Anti-bias perspectives; governmental regulations and professional standards; safe, healthy, and nutritionally sound early childhood programs; child abuse/neglect mandates; SIDS risk reduction; Shaken Baby Syndrome.
10-307-102 ECE: Preschool Capstone...synthesizing the information and demonstrating mastery of the competencies through the completion of a portfolio. Capstone is the last course students take prior to completing the Preschool Credential. Student must be in an early childhood setting with preschool age children (3 to 5 years) during this course. (Prerequisites: 10-307-178 ECE: Art Music & Lang Arts; 10-307-179 ECE: Child Development; 10-307-148 ECE: Foundations of ECE; 10-307-188 ECE: Guiding Child Behavior; 10-307-167 ECE: Hlth Safety & Nutrition)
For more information, please contact: The Community & Regional Learning Services Department, (920) 498-6255, or (800) 422-NWTC, extension 6255, or contact Enrollment Services at 888-385-NWTC.