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    Three Rivers Community College
  Feb 18, 2018
2017-2018 College Catalog

Early Childhood Education Certificate

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Degree Code: J89

Certificate Program

Contact: Sheila Skahan - 860-215-9475

This program offers entering students and those already employed in the childcare field an opportunity to increase their knowledge and update their skills. Students may complete this program by completing the courses that are listed below.

Early Childhood Certificate Curriculum Requirements


° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.

* Indicates common course numbering within Connecticut Community College system.

Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding the minimum number of credits to be taken at TRCC and limits on non-traditional credits.  25% of TRCC degree requirements must be completed with TRCC coursework.  Up to 50% of degree requirements can be fulfilled with non-traditional credit.  Non-traditional credit includes CLEP/DSST exams, Credit by Exam, APL credit, and Military credit.   

Grand Total: 15

Early Childhood Education, Certificate Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. explain the development of the child from conception to early adolescence in all areas, including personal and social, physical, cognitive and creative development.
  2. explain the theory, curriculum, and organization of childcare programs working with children 0-8.
  3. plan a basic integrated curriculum for the learning development of the child from 0-8.
  4. understand the goals, benefits and uses of observing, documenting, and assessing to support young children and families.
  5. recognize the special needs of children and use supportive interactions to focus on the child’s needs and interests.
  6. demonstrate the ability to work in an early childcare setting by planning curriculum, interacting positively with children and demonstrating professional standards.

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