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Earn a Child and Family Professional Development Certificate!

The Academic Certificate (AC) in Child and Family Professional Development program is designed for practitioners in the early childhood, school-age or home visitor field seeking coursework and portfolio/resource file assistance to meet a wide variety of national credentialing requirements(such as the Council for Professional Recognition CDA or the National Child Care Association CCP). Individuals completing this certificate will have fulfilled only the required training clock hours and resource file/portfolio prior to application to external credentialing organizations. Final credentialing assessment and award of the external credential is awarded by the external credentialing organization.

CIPS Code: 13.1210

Academic Certificate in Child and Family Professional Development

Required Courses: 16
Course # Course Title Credits
Required Core: 3
ECH253 National Credential Portfolio Development 3
Academic Specialization: 13
Students must complete one of the following blocks:
Family Child Care
CFS163 Family Child Care: Introduction to Business Management 3
CFS164 Family Child Care: Curriculum and Environment 3
EED205 The Developing Child: Prenatal to Age Eight 3
EED215 Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness 3
EED260* Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Internship (1) 1
Infant Toddler
EED205 The Developing Child: Prenatal to Age Eight 3
EED215 Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness 3
EED260* Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Internship 1
ITD210* Early Attachments, Relationships, and Families: Birth to Age Three 3
ITD220* Cognition and Communication: Birth to Age Three 3
Preschool
ECH128 Early Learning: Play and the Arts 3
EED205 The Developing Child: Prenatal to Age Eight 3
EED212 Guidance, Management and the Environment 3
EED215 Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness 3
EED261* Early Childhood Preschool Internship 1
Home Visitor
CFS190 Home-Based Visitation 3
CFS205 Human Development 3
CFS220 Introduction to Parenting and Family Development 3
CFS225 Foundations of Parent Education 3
FCS260* Family and Consumer Science Internship 1
School Age
CFS167 School-Age Child Care Provider 3
CFS/ECH176 Child Development 3
CFS206 Child and Family Organizations: Management and Administration 3
EED215 Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness 3
FCS260* Family and Consumer Science Internship 1
Click any of the above course #'s for detailed information and register for it today! **

 

Notes

  • The total amount of credits required for this certificate is 16.
  • Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program
  • * Indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites
  • Individuals may be required to meet current state/local regulatory requirements such as fingerprint clearance, health/immunization record and/or CPR certificate.
  • Minimum GPA: 2.00

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