Division: Business, Behavioral/Social Sciences, Public and Human Services Academic Dept: Human Services HEGIS: 5503 Curriculum Chair: Prof. Sheila Hanna Telephone: 914-606-6625 Email: email@example.com
A Note about Program Requirements
The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program in Spring 2016. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.
The Early Childhood certificate is especially useful for people who have degrees in another field but wish to seek employment or volunteer positions in early childhood programs. This program is ideal for mature students and those already employed in early childhood settings who wish to enhance their skills and increase their knowledge.
The Early Childhood certificate includes courses and supervised fieldwork, available in more than 25 early childhood programs, including those in public schools. Students already employed may be able to use their place of employment as their field placement.
Students who complete the certificate program and choose to pursue their studies may transfer completed course credits to Westchester Community College’s A.A.S. degree program in Early Childhood.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students will build a philosophy of teaching based on valuing children’s strengths and ways of knowing to guide daily practice and inform curriculum choices in Early Childhood settings.
Students will demonstrate knowledge of how to support each child’s strengths and ways of knowing in Early Childhood settings.
Students will recognize the diverse and complex characteristics of children’s families and communities as a foundation for building relationships with them in Early Childhood settings.