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2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education and Early Intervention [3003]

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(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.

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, flemina@scf.edu 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 .

Gainful employment information about this certificate is available at scf.edu/Academics/CareerTechnicalEducation/GEDT/.

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