Program Overview

Early Childhood Education - Administration Certificate

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* This program is financial aid eligible.
* This program can be completed online.
The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

Course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with families and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children.

Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school-age programs.

Early Childhood Higher Education Program - naeyc accredited
Durham Tech’s Early Childhood Education Associate Degree program is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Spring Application Deadline is Oct 15

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$1216.00

Location

Main Campus

Credit Hours

16

Program Stats

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Average Salary of Certificate Holder

$30,500
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Average Class Size

16
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Estimated Completion Time

8 months

Current and Upcoming Course Offerings

Course Number Title Credit Hours
EDU-119 Introduction to Early Childhood, Education 4
EDU-153 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
EDU-262 Early Childhood Administration II 3
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“The Early Childhood Education program will get me further along in life and it’s encouraged me to do more than I originally set out to do. My end goal is to own my own daycare center.”

—Jasmine Cradle