This certificate provides you with basic skills in the early care and education of infants and toddlers. It is designed for students just entering the early care and education field, those who wish to focus their education and work experience with infants and toddlers, and those already employed in child care, but who need an immediate certificate to continue working in an Oregon licensed facility. Graduates may continue to seek the associate degree seamlessly, since all of the certificate classes are wholly contained within the degree program.
The State of Oregon requires individuals working in a licensed child care facility to have at least 14 college credits of Early Childhood Education. The classes offered in this certification are specific to those seeking to work with infants and toddlers under age three. All credits earned as part of the Early Childhood Certificate may be applied to the associate degree.
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Students will be required to register in the Oregon Registry before beginning coursework and pay for a background history check. Proof of MMR vaccinations is also required for ED 101. CPR and First Aid, and a Food Handler’s Certificate are required before ED 103.
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Other Certificates & Degrees at UCC
- Paraeducator, One-year Certificate
- Early Childhood Education, AAS
- Early Childhood Education, One-year Certificate
- Early Childhood Education, Pre-school, Pathways Certificate
- Early Childhood Development: AS with SOU
At 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
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