Early Childhood Programs, Certificate

Certificate in Early Childhood Programs (520200C)

This certificate program provides basic vocational training for childcare practitioners. This certificate may be attained independent of earning a degree.

The following information has official approval of The Department of Social Work and Family Sciences and The College of Health and Human Sciences, but is intended only as a guide. Completion of this certificate is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others.

The following courses constitute a “Early Childhood Programs Certificate” and must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 overall for the certificate to be noted on the student’s record. At least 9 credits throughout the certificate must be taken outside of the student's major coursework.


Required Courses10
Total Hours16

Required Courses

CHFD:265Child Development3
CHFD:385Early Childhood Curriculum Methods3
CHFD:370Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom 12
CHFD:375Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom Lab 12
Total Hours10


Complete 6 credits from the folllowing:6
CHFD:245Infant/Toddler Care and Education Programs
CHFD:246Multicultural Issues in Child Care
CHFD:250Observing & Recording Children's Behavior
CHFD:460Organization & Supervision of Child Care Centers
Total Hours6