The Early Childhood Education - The Registry Preschool Certificate is a 18 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

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Credit for Prior Learning Available

ECE: EARLY LANGUAGE & LITERACY (10307108)

3.00

This 3-credit course explores strategies to encourage the development of early language and literacy knowledge and skill building in children birth to 8 years of age.

Prerequisite: 10-307-167 ECE: HEALTH, SAFETY AND NUTRITION, 10-307-148 FOUNDATIONS OF ECE, 10-307-160 FIELD EXPERIENCE 1, OR ENROLLED IN THE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION-THE REGISTRY PRESCHOOL CERTIFICATE.

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ECE: SOC S, ART, & MUSIC (10307110)

3.00

This 3-credit course will focus on beginning level curriculum development in the specific integrated content areas of social studies, art, music, & movement (SSAMM) for children from birth to 8 years of age.

Prerequisite: 10-307-167 ECE: HEALTH, SAFETY AND NUTRITION, 10-307-148 FOUNDATIONS OF ECE, 10-307-160 FIELD EXPERIENCE 1, OR ENROLLED IN THE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION-THE REGISTRY PRESCHOOL CERTIFICATE.

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ECE: FOUNDATIONS OF ECE (10307148)

3.00

This 3-credit course introduces the early childhood profession through a historical overview of the field. The course will explore program trends, quality indicators, and developmentally appropriate practices for children birth to 8 years of age.

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ECE: HLTH SAFETY & NUTRITION (10307167)

3.00

This 3-credit course examines the topics of health, safety, and nutrition within the context of the early childhood educational setting for children from birth through 8 years of age. This course includes training for Abusive Head Trauma, SIDS, and Mandated Reporter certifications.

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ECE: CHILD DEVELOPMENT (10307179)

3.00

This 3-credit course examines child development within the context of the early childhood education setting. This course focuses on children ages 3-8 years of age.

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ECE: GUIDING CHILD BEHAVIOR (10307188)

3.00

This 3-credit course examines positive strategies to guide children's behavior in the early childhood education setting for children from birth to 8 years of age. This course meets the requirements of the Wisconsin Pyramid Model training.

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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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If you have questions about this program, please contact our Career Coaches at 715.803.1645.

If you have further questions regarding our Credit for Prior Learning options, please contact Student Records at studentrecords@ntc.edu or 715.803.1796.