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Metropolitan Community College Early Childhood Education Program

Early Childhood Education & Development Certificates

MCC Campus(s): 
MCC-Penn Valley

Program Coordinator:
Meghan Nichols 816.604.4029

IMPORTANT: Degree and certificate requirements may change! Please consult an academic advisor before enrolling.

This program, which leads to either an Associate in Applied Science degree or a certificate of proficiency, prepares students for jobs in child care. Requirements for the degree and certificate are listed below.

If you are pursuing the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, the following courses will fulfill the requirements: ECED 101, ECED 110, ECED 132, and HUSC 120. See cdacouncil.org for instructions on how to obtain this credential.

Certificates

Early Childhood Education and Development Certificate

Early Childhood Education and Development Certificate (PDF)

COLL 100 First Year Seminar 1
Specific Program Requirements
ENGL 101 Composition & Reading I 3
ECED 101 Fundamentals of Early Care and Education 3
ECED 110 Child Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
ECED 113 Child Growth and Development I 3
ECED 128 Curriculum in Early Childhood Education 3
ECED 132 Learning Environments I 3
ECED 149 Observation and Assessment 3
Total Credit Hours Required 22

Youth Development Certificate 

Youth Development Certificate (PDF)

Specific Program Requirements
ECED 110 Child Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
ECED 113 Child Growth and Development I 3
ECED 117 Fundamentals of Youth Work and Development I 3
ECED 121 Issues, Advocacy and Trends 3
ECED 127 Fundamentals of Youth Work and Development II 3
ECED 227 Best Practices in Youth Work and Development 3
ECED 236 Child Guidance 3
ECED 262 Families, Early Care, and Communities 3
Total Credit Hours Required 24