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Early Childhood Education - CERT

Natural Science, Social Science & Mathematics

Contact: Jennifer FORKER (620)665-3457
Department Chair: Tricia PARAMORE (620)665-3438

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Some Credit Hours

This certificate requires 34 credit hours.


Course Title Credits
CC101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3

Career opportunities in the child-care field including student self-assessment of interests and skills.

CC102 Creative Activities I 2

Activities that stimulate learning including art, science, pre-number concepts, dramatic play, language, fine and gross motor skills.

CC103 Creative Activities II 2

Continuation of CC102 Creative Activities I focusing on further development of preschool activities with emphasis on language and music.

CC105 Infant and Toddler Development 3

Behaviors and growth patterns particular to infants and toddlers.

CC201 Child Care Lab I 5

Supervised lab experiences involving the assistance in an ongoing curriculum for preschoolers. One hour lecture and eight hours lab experience per week. Background validation required.

CC203 Child Care Center Programming 3

Programming as it applies to quality child care.

CC204 Child Care Center Administration 3

Management skills and responsibilities associated with the administration of a child care center.

CC207 Teaching Young Children with Special Needs 3

An overview of the guiding philosophies in working with children with disabilities and their families to provide interventions and support. This class will provide students in the early childhood education program knowledge of special needs children in the areas of development, health, genetics, assessment and effects of environments.

CC210 Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum 3

Principles upon which developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood programs are based emphasizing curriculum development and the study of existing early childhood curriculum models.

ED105 Success Seminar/College Orientation 1

Experiences designed to help with the transition into college life; exploration of essential techniques for success as a college student.

HE102 The Preschool Child 3

Overview of observation procedures in the preschool setting, development of appropriate lesson plans, and structure of classroom environments based on NAEYC Standards for Professional Preparation.

Early Childhood Education Electives 3
Course Title Credits
IS104 Microcomputer Applications 3.00

IS108 Word Processing I 1.00

IS110 Spreadsheets I 1.00

IS113 Desktop Publishing 3.00

PE106 First Aid and CPR 2.00

PE106L First Aid & CPR Lab . 0

HutchCC will continue to offer coursework in Early Childhood Education. Currently enrolled students will be able to continue on the Certificate B and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree paths until fall 2020. The AAS degree program for Early Childhood Education will no longer be offered after the fall 2020. Students would then move to the Associate of General Studies (AGS) degree path. Coursework will continue to be offered. New Students i e to the Associate of General Studies degree plan (AGS) beginning fall 2018. The Certificate B and Associate of Applied Science options will no longer be offered to newly enrolled students. Coursework will continue to be offered.
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