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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog

Early Childhood Education Certificate

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Length: 31 credits

Purpose: This program is designed to improve the quality of education provided in early childhood programs. Courses and content covered are based on Virginia’s Core Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals and NAEYC’s Standards for Initial Early Childhood Professional Preparation. Graduates of the program will be qualified to serve as a director/administrator or a lead teacher in a licensed child care center, early learning center, or family day home in the state of Virginia.

Program Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to:

  • observe and document a student’s developmental and academic levels;
  • identify ethical and professional guidelines when working in the early childhood field;
  • build meaningful curriculum in Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.

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