Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Supervisor Certificate - Academic Plan
Want to make a difference in a young child's life? Consider the field of Early Childhood Education. Research supports the importance of high quality, early childhood programs which impact children's development throughout their school years and on into adult life. One of the most important influences is the teacher. Arapahoe Community College and the Early Childhood Education program faculty are committed to prepare professionals to work with young children, birth through age 8, in a variety of settings. The Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Supervisor Certificate will prepare students for early childhood teacher positions in early childhood care and education settings, with an emphasis on caring for infants and toddlers. Upon completion of these classes, you will have met academic requirements as an Early Childhood Teacher and an Infant Nursery Supervisor. In addition to the academic requirements, the Colorado Department of Human Services requires at least 9 months (1,365 hours) of verifiable work experience. All Early Childhood and general education coursework must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
Total Credits = 15
|Required Courses - Major Courses||Credits||Pre or Co Reqs Required||Course Available Fall?||Course Available Spring?||Course Available Summer?|
|ECE 1011 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education*||3||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|ECE 1031 - Guidance Strategies for Young Children*||3||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|ECE 1111 - Infant and Toddler Theory and Practice*||3||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|ECE 1125 - Intro to Infant\Toddler Lab Techniques*||3||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|ECE 2381 - ECE Child Growth and Development*||3||No||Yes||Yes||No|
Recommended Course Sequence (Full-Time Track)
Recommended Course Sequence (Part-Time Track)
- *This course requires college level readiness as measured by Accuplacer, ACT, or SAT scores; approved high school course work that is less than five years old; or successful completion of appropriate college-readiness course.
- Course availability is subject to change.
- ECE 1111 and ECE 1031 are are only available online during the Fall semester. ECE 1125 is only offered in the Spring semester.
- ECE 2381 is only available online during the Spring term. In addition to the academic requirements, the Colorado Department of Human Services requires at least 9 months (1,365 hours) of verifiable work experience with infants and toddlers in a group setting.
- Recommended courses may be listed above for certain electives; consult with the Academic Advising Office (advising [at] arapahoe [dot] edu or 303.797.5664) for additional elective recommendations.
- Refer to 2022/2023 catalog for specific requirements and important information about this certificate. Students pursuing this certificate MUST complete and pass a background check. Go to cccs.castlebranch.com and complete the background check with Castle Branch.