Early Childhood Education Certificate
Child care workers provide care for children when parents and other family members are unavailable. They attend to children’s basic needs, such as bathing and feeding. In addition, some help children prepare for kindergarten.
- Degree Type: Certificate
- All required courses available online
- TSI: not required
- Capstone course: CDEC-2368 Practicum, Child Care Provider/Assistant
Note: Criminal history may disqualify individuals from having access to children in licensed or certified childcare operations. Additionally, a criminal history may disqualify individuals from obtaining or maintaining any certifications required in childcare settings.
- The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) permits and monitors all child-care operations and child-placing agencies for compliance with state licensing standards, rules and laws.
- For details about specific offenses and their impact on different types of child care settings, refer to https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Care/documents/Standards_and_Regulations/LCCO_Chart.pdf.
- Note that even though the chart outlines offenses in which persons may be present at a child-care operation, DFPS may place conditions or restrictions on a person’s duties in order for the person to be present at the operation.
This program leads to the Early Childhood Development AAS degree.
|TECA-1303||Families, School and Community||3|
|CDEC-1459||Children With Special Needs||4|
|CDEC-1456||Emergent Literacy for Early Childhood||4|
|TECA-1311||Educating Young Children||3|
|TECA-1354||Child Growth and Development||3|
|TECA-1318||Wellness of the Young Child||3|
|CDEC-2315||Diverse Cultural/Multilingual Education||3|
|CDEC-2307||Math and Science for Early Childhood||3|
|CDEC-1358||Creative Arts for Early Childhood||3|
|CDEC-1419||Child Guidance (Summer Course Only)||4|
|BCIS-1305||Business Computer Applications||3|
|CDEC-2368||Practicum, Child Care Provider/Assistant||3|