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Early Childhood Education Program

The Early Childhood Education program provides theoretical and practical experiences for preparation to work as an Early Childhood Education Director, responsible for the care and education of young children, management of personnel, finances, and facilities of an early childhood education program.  The certificate prepares graduates to become childcare teachers. 

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester                                                                                                 CL       LAB       CR

EDU2100L    Teaching with Technology............................................................. 3          0          3

ECE1210L    Growth and Development of the Young Child................................ 3          0          3

ECE1230L    Foundations of Early Childhood Education................................... 3          0          3

ENGL1200L  College Composition.................................................................... 3          0          3

ESNT1200L College Essentials......................................................................... 1          0          1          

                    Mathematics Elective................................................................... 3          0          3

                    Total.......................................................................................... 16          0         16

Spring Semester                                                                                            CL       LAB       CR

ECE1220L    Curriculum Development in Early Childhood.................................. 3          0          3

ECE1240L    Health, Nutrition and Safety in Child Care...................................... 3          0          3

HSV1260L    Learning and Behavior.................................................................. 3          0          3

PSYC1250L  Introduction to Psychology........................................................... 3          0          3

                    Science Elective with Lab............................................................. 3          2          4

                    Total.......................................................................................... 15          2         16

Total Credits for Year = 32

 

SECOND YEAR

 

Fall Semester                                                                                                 CL       LAB       CR

ECE1260L    Infant/Toddler Development.......................................................... 3          0          3

ECE1610L    Early Childhood Education Practicum I.......................................... 2          9          5

ECE2160L    Young Children’s Special Needs................................................... 3          0          3

SOSC2350L  Children, Youth and Families........................................................ 3          0          3

                    Liberal Arts Elective..................................................................... 3          0          3

                    Total.......................................................................................... 14          9         17

 

 

 

Spring Semester                                                                                            CL       LAB       CR

ECE2610L    Early Childhood Education Practicum II......................................... 2          9          5          

PHIL2270L    Ethical Issues.............................................................................. 3          0          3          

                    Early Childhood Electives*........................................................... 6          0          6

                    Literature Elective*....................................................................... 3          0          3

                    Total.......................................................................................... 14          9         17

Total Credits for Year = 34

Total for A.S. Degree = 66

 

*ECE elective options include: ECE2240L, ECE2310L, ECE2250L and ECE2300L

*Literature elective options include: ENGL2230L, ENGL2240L, ENGL2500L, ENGL2540L, ENGL2550L, ENGL2560L,     

                                                             ENGL2570L

 

ASSOCIATE TEACHER

CERTIFICATE

This certificate program satisfies New Hampshire Childcare Bureau of Licensing requirements for childcare worker certification.

                                                                                                                       CL       LAB       CR

ECE1210L    Growth and Development of the Young Child................................ 3          0          3

ECE1240L    Health, Nutrition and Safety in Child Care...................................... 3          0          3

ECE1260L    Infant/Toddler Development.......................................................... 3          0          3

ESNT1200L College Essentials......................................................................... 1          0          1          

                    Total.......................................................................................... 10          0         10

 

LEAD TEACHER

CERTIFICATE

This certificate program satisfies New Hampshire Childcare Bureau of Licensing requirements for teacher and childcare worker certification.

                                                                                                                      CL       LAB       CR

ECE1210L    Growth and Development of the Young Child................................ 3          0          3

ECE1220L    Curriculum Development in Early Childhood.................................. 3          0          3

ECE1230L    Foundations of Early Childhood Education................................... 3          0          3

ECE1240L    Health, Nutrition and Safety in Child Care...................................... 3          0          3

ECE1260L    Infant/Toddler Development.......................................................... 3          0          3

ECE1610L    Early Childhood Education Practicum I.......................................... 2          9          5

ESNT1200L College Essentials......................................................................... 1          0          1          

                    Total.......................................................................................... 18          9         21

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

ADVANCED CERTIFICATE

This certificate provides a successful pathway to the Associate in Science Degree in Early Childhood.

                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                      CL       LAB       CR

ECE1210L    Growth and Development of the Young Child................................ 3          0          3

ECE1220L    Curriculum Development in Early Childhood.................................. 3          0          3

ECE1230L    Foundations of Early Childhood Education................................... 3          0          3

ECE1240L    Health, Nutrition and Safety in Child Care...................................... 3          0          3

ECE1260L    Infant/Toddler Development.......................................................... 3          0          3

ECE1610L    Early Childhood Education Practicum I.......................................... 2          9          5

ECE2240L    Math and Science in Early Childhood............................................ 3          0          3

 OR

ECE2310L    Early Literacy Development.......................................................... 3          0          3

ENGL1200L  College Composition.................................................................... 3          0          3

ESNT1200L College Essentials......................................................................... 1          0          1                      

                    Literature Elective......................................................................... 3          0          3

                    Total.......................................................................................... 27          9         30

 

 

Read a Testimonial from Lakes Region Child Care Services

Testimonial from LRCCS

"We believe that children should be given opportunities for healthy development from the beginning.  Success depends upon staff members’ knowledge and understanding of how experiences affect the emotional, intellectual, physical, and social development of children in our care.  Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) is essential in providing a foundation of learning that allows students to explore and experience best practice, and implement strategies in the classroom.  Through collaboration with LRCC we offer students the opportunity to get hands-on experience while developing positive relationships and strategies that work to keep children engaged.  LRCC supports independent learning and provides students with information to develop teaching philosophies, expand knowledge into practice, and promote best practice in the field of early care and education.  Lakes Region Child Care Services (LRCCS) is invested in the relationship that we have with students enrolled in LRCC and we are often able to provide employment upon graduation.  Those employees have knowledge of developmental milestones, an understanding of curriculum and the importance of family relationships, are committed to the field, can articulate and express ideas openly, offer activities to engage children, reflect and assess on practices and have an understanding of environment.  These are essential qualities in maintaining an effective program for children."
Tricia Patten
Child Care Center Site Supervisor, CACFP Rep

 

 
The New Hampshire Bureau of Childcare Standards and Licensing may restrict certification of candidates who have been involved in civil or criminal action. Questions about certification restrictions should be addressed to the New Hampshire Bureau of Childcare Standards and Licensing.
 

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