Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2017-2018 Catalog Program: Early Childhood Education and Early Intervention [3003] Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Early Childhood Education and Early Intervention [3003]


(36 Credit Hours)

Program Director

Dr. April Fleming
941-363-7265, Lakewood Ranch
941-408-1300, ext. 67265, Venice

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry level employment in the field of early childhood education. The coursework will apply toward the A.S. Early Childhood Education degree [2009] and toward the B.S. Early Childhood Education degree [8005].

Program Goals

After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of child growth and development.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of disabling conditions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of early childhood education.
  • Guide physical development.
  • Guide cognitive language and literacy development.
  • Guide creative development.
  • Guide social, self-help and affective development.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of state and local rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate methods of guidance and classroom management.
  • Initiate and facilitate positive interaction with the child’s family.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety, health and nutrition.
  • Identify and report child abuse and neglect in accordance with state regulations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of community needs and resources.
  • Demonstrate professionalism.
  • Demonstrate various observation and recording methods.
  • Demonstrate use of classroom media.

Program Requirements

Course NameCredit HoursTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ENC 1101 - Written Communication I (3 Credit Hours)
  • Social Sciences Choose from Area III, A.S. (3 Credit Hours)
  • MAT 1033 - Intermediate Algebra or higher Area II, A.S. (4 Credit Hours)
  • Humanities Choose from Area IV, A.S. (3 Credit Hours)
  • EEC 1001 - Early Childhood Growth and Development (3 Credit Hours)
    EEC 1000 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3 Credit Hours)
    EDF 1030 - Effective Classroom Management (3 Credit Hours)
    EEX 2010 - Introduction to Exceptional Learners (3 Credit Hours)
    EEC 1601 - Observing and Recording Children’s Behavior (3 Credit Hours)
    EEC 2401 - Family Interaction and Cultural Continuity (3 Credit Hours)
    EEC 2002 - Early Child Care Center Management (3 Credit Hours)
    EEC 1319 - Portfolio Development and Performance Observation (3 Credit Hours)

    Total Credit Hours: 36


    A grade of “C” or better must be attained for each course taken for this certificate.

    Florida Child Care Professional Certification (FCCPC): Students who want the Florida Child Care Professional certification must successfully complete EEC 1000, EEC 1001, EEC 1601, EEC 1319 and work or volunteer at least a total of 480 hours in a childcare facility during the semester the course work is completed. Once the coursework is complete, the student should contact Dr. April Fleming, to submit to the state for obtaining the FCCPC Florida Child Care Professional Certificate.

    Child Development Associate Credentials: Students who want the National CDA (Child Development Associate) credential must successfully complete EEC 1000, EEC 1001, EEC 1601 and EEC 1319 and then apply to the National Council for Early Childhood Recognition to complete the credentialing process. (The Council’s toll-free number is 1-800-424-4310.)

    Child Care Management Director Credentials: Students who need to meet the Department of Children and Families requirement for the Foundation Level Director Credential must successfully complete EEC 2002. The courses that meet the DCF Advanced Level Director Credential requirement are EEC 2202, EEC 2527 and EEC 2520.

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