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Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education Administration Certificate
33 Semester Credit Hours; Curriculum: 0076

Courses for a Certificate:

Credit Hours

ECE 102 Child Growth and Development


ECE 106 Guidance of the Young Child


ECE 108 Nutrition, Health and Safety for the Young Child


ECE 180 The Exceptional Child


ECE 255 Curriculum Design for Early Childhood Programs


ECE 270 Child, Family and Community Relations


ECE 273 Introduction to Early Childhood Administration


ECE 274 Early Childhood Director Practicum


ECE 280 Legal Aspects of Early Childhood Administration


ECE 281 Fiscal Management in Early Childhood Administration


ECE 282 Marketing and Public Relations for the Early Childhood Program Director


ECE 283 Staff Management and Human Relations in Early Childhood Programs


ECE 284 Leadership and Advocacy for the Early Childhood Program Director


ECE 285 Communications for the Early Childhood Program Director


Total Semester Credit Hours for Certificate:



Note: Completion of the A.A.S. in Early Childhood Education and this certificate (Early Childhood Administration) can lead to obtaining the Illinois Director Credential Level I. Contact the ECE program chair for more information.

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