Early Childhood Education Program

The Early Childhood Education Program offers a variety of opportunities for professional development for those working with or preparing to work with young children. We offer two associate in applied science degrees, and certificates for infant care, school age care, and for the paraprofessional working in school settings.

Certificates/Degrees

The childhood education program offers a variety of certificates and degrees.

1. Career Studies Certificates

Infant Toddler Care
School Age Child Care
Paraprofessional Teacher Assistant

2. Certificate

Certificate for the Early Childhood Development Assistant

3. Associate in Applied Science Degrees

Associate in Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Development
Associate in Applied Science Degree Specialization for the Paraprofessional

4. Associate in Science Degree:

General Studies Teacher Education Specialization

Faculty

Ivy Beringer, Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean
Email:iberinger@nvcc.edu

Mary Hanrahan, Associate Professor
Email:mhanrahan@nvcc.edu

Class Schedule

Courses

Below are the courses specific to the Early Childhood Development degrees and certificates.
Click on the degree/certificate to view the courses.
Infant and Toddler Care
School-Age Child Care
Paraprofessional Teacher Assistant
Certificate for the Early Childhood Development Assistant
Associate in Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Development
Associate in Applied Science Degree Specialization for the Paraprofessional
Associate in Science Degree: General Studies Teacher Education Specialization

Click on the course to view the Course Content Summary.

Infant and Toddler Care Certificate

CHD 121 Childhood Educational Development I
CHD 166 Infant and Toddler Programs
CHD 193 Inclusion in Infant/Toddler Programs
EDU 160 Techniques of Observation in Early Education
SPD 229 Intercultural Communication

Total credits for the Infant and Toddler Care Career Studies Certificate = 16

All first-time students must take a one-credit Student Development (STD) course prior to enrolling in their 16th credit at NVCC.

School-Age Child Care Certificate

CHD 121 Childhood Educational Development I
CHD 210 Intro. to Exceptional Children
SPD 110 Intro. to Speech Communications
CHD 122 Childhood Educational Development II
CHD 225 Curriculum Development for School-Age Child Care
CHD 230 Behavior Management for School-Age Child Care
ENG 150 Children's Literature

Paraprofessional Teacher Assistant Certificate

CHD 117 Introduction to Reading Methods
CHD 146 Math, Science and Social Studies for Children
CHD 210 Introduction to Exceptional Children

ENG 111 (English Composition) andMTH 151 (Introduction to Mathematics) are also required for this certificate.

Early Childhood Development Assistant Certificate

CHD118 Language Arts for Young Children
CHD 121 Childhood Educational Development
EDU 100 Introduction to Education
EDU 160 Tech./Observation in Early Ed.
EDU 235 Health/Safety/Nutrition Ed.
SOC 216 Child-Parent Comm. Relations
STD Elective
CHD 125 Creative Activities for Children
CHD 298 Seminar and Project
EDU 155 Parent Education
ENG 111 College Composition I
PSY 231 Life Span Human Dev. I

Associate in Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Development

CHD 118 Language Arts for Young Children
CHD 121 Childhood Educational Dev. I
EDU 100 Introduction to Education
EDU 155 Parent Education
ENG 111 College Composition I
PSY 231 Life Span Human Dev. I
STD Elective
CHD166 Infant and Toddler Programs
CHD 205 Guiding the Behavior of Children
CHD 210 Intro. to Exceptional Children
CHD 215 Models of Early Childhood Education Programs
HLT 110 Concepts/Pers. & Comm. Health
1 HIS Elective
CHD 298 Seminar and Project
EDU 160 Tech./Observation in Early Ed.
EDU 235 Health, Safety & Nutrition Ed.
MTH 151 Math for the Liberal Arts I
2 PED 116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness
2 PED /RPK
SPD 110 Intro. to Speech Communication
CHD 109 Movement and Music Education for Children
CHD 122 Childhood Educational Dev. II
CHD 125 Creative Activities for Children
CHD 126 Math and Science for Children
ENG 112 College Composition II
(For general education courses, consult the college catalog for course content summaries)

Associate in Applied Science Degree Specialization for the Paraprofessional

CHD 117 Introduction to Reading Methods
CHD 121 Childhood Educational Dev. I
EDU 100 Introduction to Education
CHD 216 Early Childhood Programs, School, and Social Change
ENG 111 College Composition I
PSY 235 Child Psychology
STD Elective
CHD 109 Movement and Music Education for Children
CHD 122 Childhood Educational Dev. II
CHD 125 Creative Activities for Children
MTH 151 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts
CHD 146 Math, Science, and Social Studies for Children
ENG 112 College Composition
EDU 225 Audiovisual Materials and Computer Software
CHD 230 Behavior Management for School-Age Children
CHD 210 Intro. to Exceptional Children
HLT 110 Concepts/Pers. & Comm. Health
SOC 215 Sociology of the Family
CHD 298 Seminar and Project
EDU 160 Tech./Observation in Early Ed.
EDU 155 Parent Education
HIS 261 Topics in Cultural Ethnicity
1 PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness
1 PED /RPK
SPD 229 Intercultural Communication
(For general education courses, consult the college catalog for course content summaries)

Associate in Science Degree: General Studies Teacher Education Specialization

(For general education courses, consult the college catalog for course content summaries)