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Open House On July 30th, 2024

Inspire Young
Minds

LRCC'S EARLY CHILDHOOD
EDUCATION PROGRAM

Associate Degree & Certificate

Seize the opportunity to become a trained early childhood educator with scholarships and grants available, covering most or all educational costs!

Early Childhood Education

Associate Degree

Overview

Early childhood educators play a crucial role in a child’s development, inspiring young minds and laying the foundation for lifelong success. If you love working with children, our program equips you with the tools to foster their growth. With a critical shortage of early childhood workers in New Hampshire, our ECE program offers both theoretical and practical learning. Prepare to become an ECE Director, managing early childhood programs’ care, education, personnel, finances, and facilities. Our certificate also qualifies you as a childcare teacher, meeting New Hampshire’s certification requirements. This program is perfect for those planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of advancing child development and learning.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theories and developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) to foster child development and knowledge.
  • Support and engage children’s families, and their community through the development of positive relationships.
  • Justify and integrate a variety of assessments, observations and documentation to assist in curriculum planning and guidance for positive behaviors.
  • Continue to use reflective practices and resources to develop as a professional.
  • Demonstrate ethical practices and integrity, in tandem with a collegial and collaborative disposition towards co-workers, families and the community.
  • Apply understanding and application of NAEYC Standards.
  • Create healthy, considerate, caring and inspiring learning conditions for young children.
  • Recognize the diversity of family dynamics and apply cultural competency in meeting the needs of their families / communities.

Early Childhood Education

LEAD TEACHER

Certificate

Overview

The Lead Teacher Certificate continues to advance the students’ knowledge of child development and learning. Students obtain knowledge and understanding of creating meaningful, developmentally appropriate, and challenging curriculum for each child. Application of theory, research and practice are demonstrated through field experiences. This certificate program satisfies New Hampshire Bureau of Licensing requirements for teachers and childcare worker certification.

Note: Additional requirements of the NH Childcare Bureau of Licensing:

  1. Health Form Completed
  2. Free of Criminal Felony Convictions and
  3. Criminal Background Check/Fingerprinting

Program Outcomes

  • Communicate skillfully, both orally and in writing.
  • Perform accurate development assessmentsg.
  • Demonstrate empathy with children and their families.
  • Devise imaginative developmentally appropriate learning experiences.

Early Childhood Education

ASSOCIATE TEACHER

Certificate

Overview

The Associate Teacher Certificate provides the beginning framework for childcare workers. Students will acquire knowledge of theories and developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) to foster children’s development and knowledge. This certificate program satisfies New Hampshire Childcare Bureau of Licensing requirements for childcare worker certification.

Note: Additional requirements of the NH Childcare Bureau of Licensing:

  1. Health Form Completed
  2. Free of Criminal Felony Convictions and
  3. Criminal Background Check/Fingerprinting

Program Outcomes

  • Communicate skillfully, both orally and in writing.
  • Perform accurate development assessmentsg.
  • Demonstrate empathy with children and their families.
  • Devise imaginative developmentally appropriate learning experiences.

T.E.A.C.H Scholarship

Get Your Degree For Free

Overview

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® New Hampshire (T.E.A.C.H. NH) provides a way for teachers to continue to work while also continuing their education. In fact, these scholarships fully cover 85-95% of tuition for all qualifying programs as well as funding towards books, release time and travel & internet access for classes.

T.E.A.C.H. NH offers four scholarship options for teachers and family childcare providers. Click the link below to learn more.