Oct 04, 2023
Banner Code: CDEI
College Credit Certificate
Child Care Professional
The core for the following certificate is the 9 credit hour, Personal Enrichment enrollment option, Child Care Professional (CCP). This core consists of three courses which focus on eight areas of competency regarding the care of young children, such as health and safety, professionalism, child care center management and promoting the cognitive, emotional, social and physical development of young children. Upon completion of this program, with a passing grade of C or better, students are eligible to apply for the Florida Staff Credential. Students will earn 9 college credits towards the Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education.
This program is for students who are already working or volunteering in an early childhood classroom, and the students must have at least 480 hours of classroom experience prior to admittance to the program, in addition to a GED or high school diploma. During the CCP program, students are formally observed and evaluated in their classroom settings. The CCP program may be completed in one semester. Classes are scheduled online.
CCP Core Courses: 9 Credit Hours
Child Care Professional Total 9 Credit Hours
Early Childhood Certificates
To be eligible for these certificates a student must meet:
- have a high school diploma or GED certificate,
- take the college placement test, ACT, or SAT. Insufficient scores will mean the student must take appropriate developmental education courses and SLS 1501 The College Experience .
Students will earn 36 college credits towards the Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education.
These 36 hours cannot be a combination of 36 Personal Enrichment hours; they must be declared as a major in the degree or certificate seeking process.
Child Development Early Intervention Specialization
The purpose of this program is to prepare students as Early Childhood Education Caregivers with an early intervention specialization or to provide supplementary training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations.
The content includes, but is not limited to, gaining knowledge about working with young children with special needs, growth and development, early childhood education; establishing and maintaining a safe, clean, healthy, learning environment; guidance techniques and classroom management; communication; identification of child abuse and neglect; implementation of rules and regulations; nutrition; family interaction; legal and professional responsibilities; and employability skills. Programs prepare individuals to assume major caregiving and educational responsibilities within home or center-based programs for preschool children.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to successfully implement appropriate methods for collecting information.
- Students will be able to successfully develop a lesson plan to meet short and long term goals for student learning.
- Students will be able to successfully defend the importance of positive relationships with parents.
- Students will be able to successfully construct a professional development plan.
- Students will be able to successfully demonstrate knowledge of a major theory of development and use of that knowledge in understanding child growth and development.
To be eligible for this certificate a student must meet the admissions requirements, complete the CCP core courses (9 credit hours) and successfully complete the following 27 credit hours:
Child Development Early Intervention Specialization Total 36 Credit Hours