Early Childhood Development Certificate

About the Certificate

The Early Childhood Development Certificate program prepares students for employment in educational programs for young children such as child development centers and nursery schools. This certificate is organized with standards from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Students obtain a basic understanding of the needs of young children and are trained to implement quality preschool programming. They also learn growth and development principles, teaching methods, health, safety and nutrition, discipline techniques, and exceptionality and early intervention techniques for working with parents.

Degrees Available

Special Requirements

Career Outlook

Quick Facts

Number of Semesters
This program can be completed in two semesters.

Program Coordinator

Barbara (Babs) Hughes
Instructor(Early Childhood)
hughesba@octech.edu
803.535-1423