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Early Childhood Development (Certificate)

Care for young children

Care for young children as they enter their first steps of education. When you earn a certificate in Early Childhood Development at Jamestown Community College, you’ll be able to work in the education field with children from birth through preschool, with some opportunities through second grade.

This certificate prepares you for work in entry level positions in early childhood education and childcare. You can work as an assistant in preschools, childcare centers, and family day care homes, and in school-age childcare settings. It also provides opportunities for those already employed in childcare facilities, including family care providers and those holding the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, to update and refresh their knowledge and skills.

You can continue your education at JCC to earn an associate degree. It is embedded in the A.A.S. in Early Childhood degree, and Mandated Reporter Training certification (Child Abuse Workshop Prevention) is embedded in EDU 2210.

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Available at All Locations

Available at All Locations

You can complete this certificate on both the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses, as well as the North County Center.

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

  • Teacher Education Club

Internships & Fieldwork

Internships & Fieldwork

You’ll have the opportunity to complete multiple field placements, helping you specialize in your field.

Related Majors

Related Majors

Courses

Semester 1

Course Credits

EDU 1250: Early Childhood Development

1

EDU 1260: Health, Safety & Nutrition in Early Childhood Development

3

EDU 1290: Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

EDU 1310: Child, Family, and Community Relations

3

English Elective

Recommended:

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3

PSY 1510: General Psychology

3

INT 1520: Student Success Seminar or

INT 1555: Inquire

1-2
  • Have career goal discussion.
  • Review field placement expectations.
  • Look into employment options/outlook.

Semester 2

Course Credits

PSY 2520: Child Development

3

EDU 2210: Field Placement I - Education

4

EDU 1300: Observation & Guidance of Young Children

3

EDU 2440: Children’s Literature

3

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3
  • Discuss continuing for an associate’s degree.
  • Prepare for employment.