Early Childhood Education Certificate

Curriculum EDU.ECE.CERT (C320A)

The Early Childhood Education certificate program is designed for students wishing to prepare for entry-level positions in early childhood facilities. Emphasis is placed directly on related Early Childhood Education course work.

Field experiences are requirements in all ECE classes, progressing from basic observations to a supervised observation/participation class, in program approved and licensed Early Childhood programs. Experiences include working with children and families, curriculum development, team teaching responsibilities, classroom management and guidance techniques.

The Triton College Early Childhood Certificate leads to a level 2 Gateways Illinois Early Childhood Education Credential.

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

ECE 110

Early Childhood Development

3

 

ECE 111

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

 

 

Program electives

3

 

 

 

9

Semester Two

#

ECE 118

Health, Nutrition and Safety

3

#

ECE 138

Observation, Assessment, Curriculum and Guidance of Young Children

 

4

#

ECE 142

Students with Disabilities in School

3

 

 

 

10

Semester Three

 

 

Program electives

12

 

 

 

12

 

 

Total credits required

31

Program electives (15):

#

ECE 115

Infant/Toddler Development

3

#

ECE 121

Language Development & Activities

3

#

ECE 122

Infant/Toddler Care and Curriculum

3

 

ECE 136

School Age Programming

3

#

ECE 146

Child, Family & Community

2

 

ECE 151

Communicating with Parents and Children1

1

 

ECE 152

Principles of Child Growth and Development, Birth - 51

 

1

 

ECE 153

Guiding Children and Managing the Classroom1

 

1

 

ECE 154

Activities and Resources for Young Children I1

 

1

 

ECE 155

Activities and Resources for Young Children II1

 

1

 

ECE 156

Effective Teaching1

1

#

ECE 231

Science & Math for Children

3

#

ECE 233

Creative Activities for the Young Child

3

#

ECE 250

Administration & Supervision of Early Childhood Programs

 

3

 

ECE 296

Special Topics in Early Childhood Education1

 

1

See ECE course descriptions.

Note: A minimum grade of "C" is required for each ECE course in all ECE programs.

1Only three of the one-credit hour courses can serve as program electives for the Early Childhood Education associate’s degree.

Chairperson: Mary Rinchiuso, Ext. 3022

Gainful Employment

The information below is provided to assist students in making informed choices about their education and career.

Curriculum

Curriculum Title

CIPS Code

EDU.ECE.CERT

(C320A)

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

19 0709

# of Graduates

# of Graduates Completing
On-Time

% Completing
On-Time

5

0

NA

Avg. Program Tuition Cost

Avg. Program Book Cost

Total Program Costs*

$ 4,129.00

$ 1,523.00

$5,652.00

Program Length
in Semesters

Program Credit

Hours

Median Loan

Debt

3

31

NA

SOC Code

SOC Description
(Associated Program Occupation(s))

Occupational Summary
(ONET webpage)

399011

Childcare Workers

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/39-9011.00

*Transportation, personal expenses, and room and board costs are not included in the information above, but may apply to some students.

For more information about Gainful Employment, visit the Triton College Financial Aid Office, located in the Student Center Building, Room B-216W, or send an Email to: finaid@triton.edu.