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Preschool (CDA Equivalent), Career Studies Certificate

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The Preschool Career Studies Certificate program is designed to prepare individuals to work in educational and childcare settings providing care and developmentally appropriate education for children from birth to age twelve (12). The program includes a 40 hour supervised internship in an educational facility. Individuals who complete the program are eligible for teaching assistant positions in preschool and primary classrooms.

The Preschool Career Studies Certificate satisfies the requirements of the Head Start Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.

Students enrolled in the Career Studies Certificate program may apply all credits earned to the college’s AAS degree in Early Childhood Education.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet ESCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, ESCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Create an appropriate integrated curriculum.
  • Analyze the physical, social, and emotional needs of young children in the early childhood development stages and the effects of not meeting those needs.

Program Curriculum and Suggested Sequence of Courses

Total Credits For Program: 16

Plan 221.636.04

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