The Early Childhood Education - Provider Certificate Certificate is a 6 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

ECE: FOUNDATIONS OF ECE (10307148)

3.00

Introduces the learner to the early childhood profession. Course competencies include: integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives, investigate the history of early childhood education, examine regulatory requirements for early childhood education programs in WI, summarize types of early childhood education settings, identify the components of a quality early childhood education program, summarize responsibilities of early childhood education professionals and explore early childhood curriculum models.

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ECE: GUIDING CHILD BEHAVIOR (10307188)

3.00

This three-credit course examines positive strategies to guide children's behavior in the early childhood education setting. Course competencies include: integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives; summarize early childhood guidance principles; analyze factors that affect the behavior of children; practice positive guidance strategies; develop guidance strategies to meet individual needs; create a guidance philosophy. This course meets the requirements for the Pyramid Model training.

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ECE: CHILD DEVELOPMENT (10307179)

3.00

This three-credit course examines child development within the context of the early childhood education setting. Course competencies include: analyze social, cultural and economic influences on child development; summarize child development theories; analyze development of children age three through age eight, summarize the methods and designs of child development research, analyze the role of heredity and the environment and examine the role of brain development in early learning (ages three through eight).

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ECE: CHILDREN W/DIFF ABILITIES (10307187)

3.00

This three-credit course focuses on the child with differing abilities in an early childhood education setting. Course competencies include: integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives; provide inclusive programs for young children; apply legal and ethical requirements including, but not limited to, ADA and IDEA; work collaboratively through the consultation process to embed intervention in natural based settings; differentiate between typical and exceptional development; analyze the differing abilities of children with physical, cognitive, health/medical, communication, and/or behavioral/emotional disorders; work collaboratively with community and professional resources; utilize an individual educational plan (IEP/IFSP) for children with developmental differences; adapt curriculum to meet the needs of children with developmental differences; cultivate partnerships with families who have children with developmental differences.

ECE: FAMILY & COMMUNITY REL (10307195)

3.00

In this three-credit course, you will examine the role of relationships with family and community in early childhood education. Course competencies include: implement strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives when working with families and community; analyze contemporary family patterns; trends and relationships; utilize effective communication strategies; establish ongoing relationships with families; advocate for children and families and work collaboratively with community resources.

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ECE: HLTH SAFETY & NUTRITION (10307167)

3.00

This three-credit course examines the topics of health, safety and nutrition within the context of the early childhood educational setting. Course competencies include: integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives, follow governmental regulations and professional standards as they apply to health, safety and nutrition, plan a safe early childhood environment, plan a healthy early childhood environment, plan nutritionally sound menus, examine Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) issues and mandates, apply Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) risk reduction strategies and apply strategies to prevent to occurrence of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) and incorporate health, safety and nutrition concepts into the children's curriculum. Learners can earn their certificates in Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention, SIDS, and Child Abuse and Neglect.

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ECE: INFANT & TODDLER DEV (10307151)

3.00

In this three-credit course, you will study infant and toddler development as it applies to an early childhood education setting. Course competencies include: integrate strategies that support diversity and anti-bias perspectives, analyze development of infants and toddlers (conception to three years), correlate prenatal and postnatal conditions with development, summarize child development theories, analyze the role of heredity and the environment, examine culturally and developmentally appropriate environments for infants and toddlers, examine the role of brain development in early learning (conception through age three) and examine caregiving routines as curriculum.

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ECE: STEM (10307112)

3.00

Focus on beginning level curriculum development in the specific integrated content areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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