Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College

Early Childhood Education

Demand is up for child care professionals.

 

Child Care Assistant - Certificate

1) 1000 level (minimum) General Education courses required unless specified

Child Care Assistant - 16 credit Certificate
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TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
ECED1101
Early Childhood Field Experience
This course requires student experience in a licensed early childhood setting working with children between the ages of 0-8 (documented, licensed experience will be reviewed for advance placement). Students will be required to apply knowledge of child development and developmentally appropriate practice, understanding of the characteristics of children and families, and demonstrate respect for colleagues, children, and families. Students will observe, plan small group activities, and build relationships with children and classroom adults. Students are required to pass a Minnesota DHS background study and complete field experience hours during ECED coursework. (Corequisite: ECED1102) (6 credits: 0 lecture/0 lab/300 OJT hours)

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6 cr
ECED1102
Orientation to Childcare Licensing
This course will review the Minnesota requirements for orientation to childcare for Minnesota Child Care Rule 2 (Family Childcare) and Rule 3 (Center Childcare). Learners will be guided in completing and/or creating a plan for completion to meet the orientation requirements prior to beginning the Early Childhood Education course sequence. Students are required to pass a Minnesota DHS background study and complete field experience hours during ECED coursework. (Corequisite: ECED1101) (1 credits: 1 lecture/0 lab)

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1 cr
ECED1132
Behavior & Emotional-Social Development of the Young Child
This course helps students explore physical and social environments that promote learning and development for young children. It includes an introduction to basic child guidance techniques for individual and group situations. Emphasis is on problem-prevention and positive guidance strategies including recognition, communication, limit-setting, problem-solving, behavior modification, and visuals. Students are required to pass a Minnesota DHS background study and complete field experience hours during ECED coursework. (Corequisite: ECED1101, ECED1102) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
ECED1136
Interpersonal Relationships & Diversity in Early Childhood
This course focuses on the role of early childhood staff in developing positive relationships with parents that enhance children's healthy growth and development. Working with children and families of varied racial, ethnic, economic, and cultural backgrounds within diverse communities is emphasized. Students compare child rearing practices and family structure of different cultures, explore parenting styles, family stress, building relationships between family, community, and schools, and identify methods of parent education. Students are required to pass a Minnesota DHS background study and complete field experience hours during ECED coursework. (Corequisite: ECED1101, ECED1102) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
ECED1150
Child Growth and Development
This course provides an overview of child development from prenatal through age eight, including physical, social, emotional, language, cognitive, and creative development. Emphasis is placed on understanding the needs of the whole child and applying developmentally appropriate practices while reviewing a range of early childhood models and settings. The course will examine variations across cultures and interactions between genetic and environmental factors. Students are required to pass a Minnesota DHS background study and complete field experience hours during ECED coursework. (Corequisite: ECED1101, ECED1102) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
 
16 crs

Total Credit Requirement - 16


Estimated Costs for this Major

Approximate Tuition/Fees:$3,513
Minimum Tool Cost:N/A
Books/Supplies:$600
Estimated Total:$4,113
 

 



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