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Early Childhood Assistant Teacher Certificate - Academic Plan


Total Credits = 6

Early Childhood Assistant Teacher Certificate 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 importance 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 Assistant Teacher Certificate will prepare students for early childhood teacher positions in early childhood care and education settings. Upon completion of these classes, you will have met academic requirements as an Early Childhood Assistant Teacher. All Early Childhood and general education coursework must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Prerequisites, Corequisites, and Recommendations

Where requirements are listed as course categories (e.g. Electives, Arts/Humanities) rather than as specific courses, please note that depending upon course choice, prerequisites may be required.

*Grade C or better required

Required Course Prerequisite, Corequisite, or Recommendation
ECE 1031 - Guidance Strategies for Young Children Prerequisite / Corequisite: ECE 1011 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education

Recommended Course Sequence (Part-Time Track)


  • Course availability is subject to change.
  • 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 2024/2025 catalog for specific requirements and important information about this certificate. Students pursuing this certificate MUST complete and pass a background check. Go to and complete the background check with Castle Branch.