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Early Childhood Education

One-year Certificate

This certificate program prepares you to work as a teacher or aide with infant and preschool age children. You will be trained to work in a variety of educational and child care settings, including nursery schools, preschools, child care homes and centers, and as a nanny.

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Course work and practical work experience emphasize knowledge of normal growth and development of young children, guidance skills, and the planning and directing of activities for children which foster positive intellectual, social, emotional and physical development. Many of the courses are also excellent for parents or others who work with young children.

You will earn a One-Year Early Childhood Education Certificate by successfully completing the required forty-seven (47) credit hours with a grade of C or better in all courses.

View / Download Career Pathways information for Early Childhood Education

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete and pay for a background history check through the Oregon Childcare Registry and MMR vaccination before beginning ED 101. CPR and First Aid, and Food Handler’s Certificate are required before ED 103.

Catalog Info

View / Download catalog information for Early Childhood Education (Certificate)

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Why UCC?

Why UCCAt UCC, you can earn a variety of certificates and degrees that can enhance your current career or place you in the workforce sooner. Plus, UCC offers:

• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes

Contact

Prospective students should visit Advising and Career Services to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.

Gwen Soderberg-Chase - Contact
Education Program Coordinator
Education Instructor
Phone: 541-784-8622

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