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Social Science Diploma
The Early Childhood Diploma is designed to provide fundamental course work for entry level employment as an aide in the early care and education field. It also serves as the educational component for the Child Development Associate Credential (CDA). The CDA is a national credential awarded through the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition. Credits in this program may be applied to the Professional Child Care Certificate and/or Early Childhood Teaching or Management Associate Degree Programs.
Required Program of Study
|Course Number||Semester||Course Title||Credits|
|ORI102||Fall||College Success Strategies||2|
|ECE115||Integrated Arts in EC||3|
|ECE105||Early Childhood Professional||3|
|ECE150||Spring||EC Practicum I||3|
|ECE227||Infant and Toddler Care||1|
|Total Credit Hours Required for the Program||15|
For further information, contact the Program Coordinator.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment.
- Advance the physical and intellectual competence of young children.
- Support social and emotional development and provide positive guidance for young children.
- Establish positive and productive relationships with families.
- Ensure a well run program that is responsive to participant needs.
- Maintain a commitment to professionalism.
Please note: These programs can be pursued on a part-time basis.
Appropriate placement test scores, or the completion of certain developmental courses, are required for all programs of study. Additional prerequisites may be necessary for some courses and can be found in the course descriptions section of the catalog.
It is recommended that students confer with their advisor when selecting electives.