Early Childhood Education and Care Certificates Requirements

Early Childhood Education and Care – Preschool
Certificate of Achievement (Level I) — NMC code 043

These certificates are designed to meet the National CDA credentialing requirements for students currently employed working with young children. These courses are approved by the National CDA (Child Development Associates Credentialing) program, which means that they meet the requirements for professional development hours in the various functional areas. Receiving NMC’s Certificate of Achievement (Level I) qualifies individuals to meet the Early Childhood Lead Teacher requirements for the State of Michigan Licensing Rules for Child Care Centers.

This CDA credential sequence is designed as a building block program, which means that by adding certain additional courses, students may meet Michigan Child Care Licensing requirements for Program Manager, complete the certificate or get an AAS in Early Childhood Education.

These certificates are designed to complete the application requirements for the National CDA credentials process in the first semester and support successful completion of the National CDA credentials in the second semester.

Early Childhood Education and Car Certificate of Achievement Outcomes

Students completing the Child Development Certificate will be able to reliably demonstrate a working knowledge of child development from conception to 12 years of age; possess observation skills and tools to assess, evaluate, and build individualized plans for children; apply curriculum development knowledge to provide age appropriate/multi-cultural activities and materials; apply environment design knowledge; demonstrate a working understanding of special need children/families in inclusion/self-contained classrooms; possess working knowledge and skills in discipline management, development of self-esteem and prosocial behaviors; apply knowledge of program management and philosophy building; apply knowledge in working with families, including diverse/multi-cultural systems.

Effective: Fall 2017

Certificate Requirements Credits: 15

Class

Credits

ECE 101 Early Childhood Education

3

ECE 202 Human Development and Learning

5

ECE 203 Curriculum for Child Guidance or
ECE 204 Early Childhood Curriculum

3

ECE 290 Early Education Internship*

4

* The Service Learning Internship credits are split between two semesters and meet some of the requirements for observation and demonstration for the CDA credential verification visit.

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Early Childhood Education and Care — Infant & Toddler
Certificate of Achievement (Level I) — NMC code 042

These certificates are designed to meet the National CDA credentialing requirements for students currently employed working with young children. These courses are approved by the National CDA (Child Development Associates Credentialing) program, which means that they meet the requirements for professional development hours in the various functional areas. Receiving NMC’s Certificate of Achievement (Level I) qualifies individuals to meet the Early Childhood Lead Teacher requirements for the State of Michigan Licensing Rules for Child Care Centers.

This CDA credential sequence is designed as a building block program, which means that by adding certain additional courses, students may meet Michigan Child Care Licensing requirements for Program Manager, complete the certificate or get an AAS in Early Childhood Education.

These certificates are designed to complete the application requirements for the National CDA credentials process in the first semester and support successful completion of the National CDA credentials in the second semester.

Early Childhood Education and Care Certificate of Achievement Outcomes

Students completing the Child Development Certificate will be able to reliably demonstrate a working knowledge of child development from conception to 12 years of age; possess observation skills and tools to assess, evaluate, and build individualized plans for children; apply curriculum development knowledge to provide age appropriate/multi-cultural activities and materials; apply environment design knowledge; demonstrate a working understanding of special need children/families in inclusion/self-contained classrooms; possess working knowledge and skills in discipline management, development of self-esteem and prosocial behaviors; apply knowledge of program management and philosophy building; apply knowledge in working with families, including diverse/multi-cultural systems.

Effective: Fall 2017

Certificate Requirements Credits: 15

Class

Credits

ECE 101 Early Childhood Education

3

ECE 202 Human Development and Learning

5

ECE 206 Infant Toddler Care Curriculum

3

ECE 290 Early Education Internship*

4

* The Service Learning Internship credits are split between two semesters and meet some of the requirements for observation and demonstration for the CDA credential verification visit.

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Early Childhood Education and Care
Certificate of Achievement (Level II) — NMC code 002

Receiving NMC’s Certificate of Achievement (Level II) in Early Childhood Education and Care qualifies individuals to meet the Early Childhood Program Director requirements for the State of Michigan Licensing Rules for Child Care Centers. In addition, the following classes are approved by the National Child Development Associates (CDA) Program. Students completing NMC’s Early Childhood Education and Care certificate program and the CDA credentialing process will meet qualifications for Michigan’s Licensing Rules for Early Childhood and/or School Age Care Program Director. Students are encouraged to work closely with the Early Childhood coordinator to complete this certificate. A 2.0 GPA must be maintained to receive the certificate.

This program is designed to be a building block program. By adding certain classes, a student may complete the requirements for an associate’s degree and students may transfer to a college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree. Students may also elect to stay in Traverse City and transfer to the University Center.

Early Childhood Education and Care Certificate of Achievement Outcomes

Students completing the Early Childhood Education and Care Certificate are able to reliably demonstrate a working knowledge of child development from conception to 12 years of age; possess observation skills and tools to assess, evaluate, and build individualized plans for children; apply curriculum development knowledge to provide age appropriate/multi-cultural activities and materials; apply environmental design knowledge; demonstrate a working understanding of special need children/families in inclusion/self-contained classrooms; possess working knowledge and skills in discipline management, development of self-esteem and prosocial behaviors; possess working knowledge of program management and philosophy building; apply knowledge in working with families, including diverse/multi-cultural systems.

Effective: Fall 2017

Certificate Requirements Credits: 35-36

Class

Credits

ECE 101 Early Childhood Education

3

ECE 202 Human Development and Learning

5

ECE 203 Curriculum for Child Guidance

3

ECE 204 Early Childhood Curriculum

3

ECE 206 Infant Toddler Care Curriculum

3

ECE 220 Early Education Administration

3

ECE 230 Early Literacy and Learning

3

ECE 290 Early Education Internship*

2-3

EDU 212 Educating Exceptional Children

3

ENG 111 English Composition

4

PSY 101 Intro to Psychology

3

Placement into MTH 111 or higher, or completion of MTH 23

-

* The Service Learning Internship credits are split between two semesters and meet some of the requirements for observation and demonstration for the CDA credential verification visit.

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