Child Care and Education

Certificate - 24 credits

About this program
This certificate program includes coursework in child development (birth through age 8), behavior guidance, development of environments and curriculum for young children and relationships with families, as well as on-site experiences in a variety of programs.
Program outcomes
  1. Create developmentally appropriate learning experiences for children.
  2. Apply appropriate guidance strategies for children based on knowledge of developmental stages.
  3. Understand nutrition requirements for a child care program.
  4. Communicate effectively with parents and co-workers.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge in the care and planning for children with special needs.
  6. Demonstrate professional behaviors consistent with the child care professional code of ethics.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of typical and atypical development in children ages birth through 8.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of physical and emotional health and safety issues.
Employment
Family Child Care Provider Group Family Child Care Provider
Accreditation
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. More information can be found at www.minnesota.edu/accreditation.
Tracks

Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
24 Required courses
24 Total

Child Care and Education Certificate

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
CDEV1105 Development/Guidance 3
CDEV1107 Intro to Early Educ 3
CDEV2200 Integrating Play 3
CDEV2229 Imaginative Learning 3
CDEV2236 Occupational Experience 1
CDEV2244 Parent Professional Relations 3
CDEV2246 Foundations in Literacy 3
CPTR1104 Introduction to Computer Technology 3
HLTH1122 CPR-First Aid 1
PDEV1102 Contemporary Career Search 1
Plans

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1st Fall Term - 12 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
CDEV1105 Development/Guidance 3
CDEV1107 Intro to Early Educ 3
CDEV2244 Parent Professional Relations 3
CPTR1104 Introduction to Computer Technology 3

1st Spring Term - 12 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
CDEV2200 Integrating Play 3
CDEV2229 Imaginative Learning 3
CDEV2236 Occupational Experience 1
CDEV2246 Foundations in Literacy 3
HLTH1122 CPR-First Aid 1
PDEV1102 Contemporary Career Search 1