Certificate of Completion in Early Care Specialist

Early Care Education

Certificate Information

Academic Plan Code

5358

Credits

29

Career Pathway

Associated Programs

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Early Care Specialist program prepares students for entry level position in early childhood programs. The sequence of coursework is designed to increase understanding of education and care of young children.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
9
RC CFS176 or
EED205
Child Development or
The Developing Child: Prenatal to Age Eight
3
RC EED200 Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3
RC EED212 Guidance, Management and the Environment 3

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
6
RC ECH128 Early Learning: Play And The Arts 3
RC EED220 or
EED222 or
EED245
Child, Family, Community and Culture or
Introduction to the Exceptional Young Child: Birth to Age Eight or
Early Learning: Language Acquisition and Literacy Development
3

Term 3

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
7
RC EED215 Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness 3
RC EED260 Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Internship 1
RC EED278 Early Learning: Curriculum And Instruction - Birth/Preschool 3

Term 4

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
7
RC EED255 Portfolio Development And Writing For The Profession 3
RC EED261 Early Childhood Preschool Internship 1
RE CFS+++ or
ECH+++ or
EED+++
Electives: Any course from these prefixes except courses used to satisfy above Required Courses or
or
3

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Disclaimer

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

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