This program provides the knowledge and skills needed to work with young children and their families. Coursework in the areas of child growth & development, guidance, nutrition, health & safety, as well as learning environments provide graduates a foundation to continue their education or career in the field of early childhood education.
Completion of this 18-credit certificate meets the requirements for family childcare providers as identified in Minnesota Department of Human Services Rule 9502.
|Course #||Course Name||Credit(s)|
|CDEV 1103||Intro Early Education||3|
|CDEV 1109||Child Growth/Develop||3|
|CDEV 1121||Behavior Guidance||3|
|CDEV 1131||Creative Activities/Env||3|
|CDEV 1141||Hlth Wellness Nutrition||3|
|SPCH 1101||Intro to Public Speaking||3|
1. All required courses for the program must be completed with a grade of C or better.
2. Students achieving assessment scores below the established minimums must register and successfully complete (with a grade of C or better) the required developmental courses in order to meet graduation requirements.
The college minimum scores for the Next Generation Accuplacer Assessment test are as follows:
3. Individuals completing the program in Minnesota must complete MN Background Study and fingerprinting (cost approximately $10) as required by Minnesota Department of Human Services. If completing the program outside the state of Minnesota individuals will be required to meet requirements identified for that specific state.
Individuals with disqualifying results will not be allowed to participate in lab or field experience coursework which WILL affect program progression and completion.
4. Refer to the Early Childhood & Paraprofessional Program Handbook for time limits on transfer of technical and general education credits and for specific program progression policies.
Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Whether you're looking for a stepping stone to a four-year degree, hands-on training to jump start your career, or something in between - you'll find it at Northland.
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