Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jun 22, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog

Early Childhood Education Certificate: 177

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This certificate curriculum is designed to prepare students to work in a variety of child care settings with children from infancy through age eight. The curriculum consists of a core of 21 credit hours directly related to early childhood education. The curriculum is designed to be completed within two semesters, or over a longer period of time if a student chooses. Students may apply earned credits toward an AAS in early childhood education technology.

Total Credit Hours: 30

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Describe theories and principles of child development and learning and apply the theories and principles to the classroom teaching.
  • Use systematic observations, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies in observing and working with children.
  • Apply developmentally appropriate teaching practices and guidance approaches to enhance children’s learning and development.
  • Develop and implement curriculum plans to promote children’s learning in the areas of physical/motor, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development.
  • Be reflective practitioners to reflect and use the most effective methods of guidance and teaching when working with children.
  • Demonstrate written, verbal, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, which will allow them to effectively make connections between prior knowledge/experience and new learning.
  • Teach young children in an early childhood setting with the required disposition, knowledge, skills, and competencies.
  • Work on the AAS with good understanding of the required content areas.

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