Purpose: This program is an introduction to the early childhood education field, designed to provide entry-level competencies documented by Virginia’s Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals and NAEYC’s Standards for Initial Early Childhood Professional Preparation with a specific focus on children ages birth to three. This career studies certificate is an approved requirement for employment in Early Head Start classrooms. This program also satisfies the level 2 requirement for Virginia’s Quality Rating and Improvement System.
Program Learning Outcomes: The student will be able to:
design lesson plans to promote child development and learning;
identify ethical and professional guidelines when working in the early childhood field.
Minimum Required for Career Studies Certificate: 16 Credits
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