Early Childhood Education

The certificate in Early Childhood Education is designed to prepare students for working with children under the age of eight in a supportive role. Students interested in working with infants and toddlers are advised to take ECE* 141, Infants/Toddlers Growth and Development, and ECE 241, Methods and Techniques for Infant/Toddler, in addition to the courses listed below.


Students completing the requirements for the Certification are able to:

  1. Identify a variety of current and historical theoretical approaches.
  2. Identify and assess the elements that determine quality in early childhood settings.
  3. Identify and evaluate ethical issues that may be encountered in the field.
  4. Plan, implement and evaluate age appropriate and individually appropriate activities.
  5. Create and evaluate a learning environment that supports children’s physical, social, emotional, creative, language and cognitive development.
  6. Identify and apply positive approaches to discipline and behavior management that encourage children to develop self-control and self-esteem.
  7. Meet the needs of diverse populations of children and their families.
†ECE* 101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
†ECE* 176 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3
†ECE* 111 General Psychology I 3
†ECE* 204 Child & Adolescent Development 3
†ECE* 222 Methods & Techniques in Early Childhood Education 3
†ECE* 210 Observation, Participation and Seminar 3
†ECE* 215 The Exceptional Learner 3
†ECE* 231 Early Language & Literacy Development 3
†ECE* 190 OR

†ECE* 275

Early Childhood Education Behavior Management

Children, Families and Schools

†ECE* __ Elective 3


† Pre-requisite or corequisite required.


Dr. Marsha Guillory Bryant
Program Coordinator
Early Childhood Education
Room TS01C
(860) 906-5236
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