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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Foundations of Early Childhood Education is designed to prepare students with foundational knowledge regarding the growth and development of the young child. Topics include children's health, physical milestones, and cognitive development. Also covered are communication and language acquisition as well as adult/child relationship building.
Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester: EM, GC, MC, PV, SM
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Certificate
- Academic Plan
- Foundations of Early Childhood Education (CCL)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
Successful completion of the Foundations of Early Childhood Education program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this program. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
Course Sequence by Term
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
- Students may be required to successfully complete a College Success Course (CPD150 or CPD/AAA115) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
- Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.
|Child Development or Child Development or Developing Child: Theory in Practice, Prenatal - Age 8 or The Developing Child: Prenatal to Age Eight||Critical course Gateway course||SB||3|
|EED200||Foundations of Early Childhood Education||SB||3|
|Guidance, Management and the Environment or (Discipline/Guidance Of Child Groups and Arranging the Environment and Mainstreaming The Young Child with A Disability)||3|
|Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness or (Health and Nutrition in Early Childhood Settings and Safety In Early Childhood Settings and Food Experiences With Young Children)||3|
|Child, Family, Community and Culture or Marriage and Family Life||C or SB||3|
|Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Internship or Early Childhood Preschool Internship||Prerequisites: Permission of Department or Division. or Prerequisites: Permission of Department or Division.||1|
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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.
View MCCCD’s program website for the Certificate of Completion in Foundations of Early Childhood Education (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=138129).
The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:
|Catalog Year||Effective Dates|
|2018-2019||5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019|