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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECED: Early Childhood Education Certificate (ECED-CC)

Location(s): Asnuntuck, Capital, Gateway, Housatonic, Middlesex, Naugatuck Valley, Northwestern Connecticut, Norwalk, Quinebaug Valley, Tunxis

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CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The certificate is designed to develop skills and knowledge necessary and desirable to work with all young children and transfer to the Associate of Science degree Early Childhood Education program. Students who complete this 24-credit certificate can provide the basic aspects of professional childcare and inclusion education such as lesson planning, instruction, guiding student behavior, supporting families, and caring for and monitoring the safety for all young learners including those with special needs. 

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the ECED Certificate, a graduate should be able to: 

  • Know and promote child development by understanding young children characteristics; the multiple influences development; and recognize and create appropriate learning environments where all young children thrive. 
  • Facilitate meaningful opportunities to foster physical, social, emotional, language, cognitive, and aesthetic development for all children from birth through age eight. 
  • Build, support, and engage family and community relationships through understanding and valuing diversity and all families and knowledge of the community; and create respectful, reciprocal relationships that involve all families in their children’s education and development. 
  • Develop a basic knowledge of and use observation, documentation, and assessment including assistive technology positively and responsibly to describe, discuss, and promote positive outcomes for a child’s learning and development including children with developmental delays and disabilities. 
  • Use effective communication in a professional setting.

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