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Child Care and Education

M State's 24-credit Child Care and Education certificate program offers the introductory skills for a career as an early childhood professional with courses in child development, age-appropriate learning experiences and communicating with parents. The program will benefit students interested in opening their own in-home child care facilities or seeking employment in early education as assistant teachers in Head Start facilities or child care centers.

The Child Care and Education program is taught on M State's Detroit Lakes and Moorhead campuses. For program graduates interested in a degree program, all credits earned in the Child Care and Education certificate program transfer into M State's 60-credit Associate of Science degree in Early Childhood and Paraprofessional Education.


Here’s what you’ll learn

  • Developmentally appropriate learning experiences for children
  • Developmentally appropriate guidance strategies
  • Effective communication with parents
  • Care and planning for children with special needs
  • Typical and atypical development in children ages birth through 8


Why M State

  • Exceptional educational value
  • Hands-on instruction and learning opportunities
  • Small class sizes with personalized instruction
  • On-campus child care center in Detroit Lakes provides direct care experience


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Child Care and Education Certificate
Locations: Detroit Lakes, Moorhead

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Meet the faculty

Susan TenEyck-Stafki

Early Childhood Faculty
Detroit Lakes
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Anna Tietz

Early Childhood Faculty
Detroit Lakes
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Required courses in Child Care and Education

  • Development/Guidance
  • Introduction to Early Education
  • Integrating Play
  • Imaginative Learning
  • Occupational Experience
  • Parent Professional Relations
  • Foundations in Literacy

Last modified: June 27th, 2017 at 01:43pm