ECE: Childhood Foundation
This program is offered only to CPTC-affiliated centers in the community. It prepares students for entry-level positions in the Early Care & Education field. Students participate in experiential learning in an approved local child care center.
ECS 102 provides students with the basic 20-hour S.T.A.R.S. certification. ECS 111-117 prepare students for the CDA assessment. The program is designed for students to earn a certificate while working in the field.
This program is approximately two quarters in length, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements and depending on hours of enrollment.
Prerequisites: Proficiency in reading, writing, and understanding the English language is required. Students are required to take the COMPASS test before entry into the program.
Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer quarters
Interpersonal Skills for the ECE Professional
Basic Child Care Training (STARS)
Introduction to Early Childhood Profession
Ways Children Grow & Learn
Safe & Healthy Environment (dual credit)
Children’s Social/Emotional Development
Early Childhood Professional
ECE Practicum I
ECE Practicum II
Total Credits for Completion
*Articulated courses with High Schools for Dual Enrollment Classes
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