Child Care & Early Education C.A.

Degree Name: Child Care & Early Education C.A.
Degree or Program: Child Care & Early Education
Degree Type: Certificate of Achievement

Description:
This certificate prepares students for entry-level or assistant positions in early childhood programs.

Students who have had experience in early childhood programs may also select the courses that are necessary to meet state licensing requirements for administrative positions in early childhood programs.

General Education Requirements: 12-13
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
Mathematics

MAT 105 or 
MAT 108 or 
MAT 121 or higher

Applied Math or
Understanding K-8 Math or
Intermediate Algebra or higher

3-4

Communication ENG 101

English Composition I

3

Social Science

HIS 101 or
HIS 102 or
HIS 115 or
POL 101 or
POL 102

US History to 1877 or
US History since 1877 or
US History since 1945 or
American Government or
State & Local Government

3

Natural Science Any BIO, CHM, or PHY 3
CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS MUST INCLUDE: 18
CDC 101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
  CDC 104 Principles of Early Childhood Curriculum 3
CDC 105 Early Childhood Practicum I 3
CDC 107 Introduction to Young Children with Special Needs 3
CDC 109 Early Childhood Practicum I Seminar 1
CDC 112 Child Growth & Development I:Prenatal through Early Childhood 3
CDC 208 Nutrition, Health, & Safety of Children 3
Elective Courses in Child Care (choose two) 6
CDC 102 Creative Activities and Play for Young Children 3
CDC 103 Literacy & Literature for Young Children 3
CDC 106 Experiences in Early Childhood Education 1-3
CDC 108 Infant & Toddler Development and Curriculum 3
CDC 201 Cognitive Activities and STEM for Young Children 3
CDC 202 Music & Movement for Young Children 3
CDC 204 Management of Early Childhood Programs 3
TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS 36-37

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Program Contact

Linda Estes
636-922-8669
lestes@stchas.edu

Office Coordinator

Phyllis Marchand
636-922-8496
phyllis_marchand@stchas.edu

Office Info

Office Hours

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday

Office Location

Social Sciences Building, Room 1104

Office Phone Number

636-922-8496